CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Charlotte Knights reopened the ballpark this weekend.


What You Need To Know

  • Truist Field reopened for dining and disc golf

  • Baseball games are not being held at the ballpark

  • Social distancing and enhanced cleaning procedures are in place during visit

Truist Field, formerly known as BB&T Ballpark, is open for dining and disc golf only. Currently, no baseball games are being held at the ballpark.

Dawn Reid and her family went to the ballpark on Saturday to celebrate her husband’s 46th birthday.

“I love this ballpark and the opportunity to come in here, see the skyline and sunset, could not pass it up,” Reid said.

Charlotte Knights Chief Operating Officer Dan Rajkowski said being closed since March has not been easy.

“It has been very difficult. We missed already half of our season. The effects have been sponsorship, tickets, no concessions, no players. It has been tough on our business but there is a lot of people that are having a tough time. We are just one of them,” Rajkowski said. “2020 looks really tough for us to reopen.”

To practice social distancing, the ballpark is divided into seven concession areas.

For now, each section has a capacity of up to 25 visitors. Each group playing disc golf is also limited to a maximum of three people.

Before the pandemic, the ballpark had a capacity of 10,200 people.

Reid was impressed with the measures implemented to keep everyone safe.

“They have taken care of a lot of details, everything for the bathroom stalls, to how they’re handing the food so I’m happy,” Reid said.

Knights Fan Caleb Kirby, who played disc golf while at the park, said he plans to return.

“We don’t really get to go to the city. We have quarantined a good bit. It’s good to get out and see a lot of people at a safe distance,” Kirby said.

The ballpark only allows 175 people in at a time for a two-hour period.

The Knights are expected to clean restaurant areas in between each session each night.

Visitors must do reservations for dining and disc golf before going to the ballpark.