"We are very honored to be the recipient of these prestigious awards," said Charlotte Knights Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer Dan Rajkowski.
On Friday, May 23rd Charlotte Knights Owner, Don Beaver and Executive Vice President, Dan Rajkowski
celebrated "The Team that Built BB&T BallPark" by providing a picnic dinner and tickets to the game.
Knights Chief Operating Officer Dan Rajkowski made the announcement from the left-field concourse of BB&T Ballpark in uptown, as construction workers rolled out the field's new sod in the background.
"Our goals from the beginning for BB&T Ballpark
have been to provide the Knights
with a first-class Triple-A facility and to utilize this ballpark for community events and to bring national attention to our city," Rajkowski
Joining Rajkowski at the ballpark were Pat O'Connor, president and CEO of Minor League Baseball; Randy Mobley, president of the International League; and Rob Packard, vice president of marketing for Gildan Retail.
"We haven't done an economic impact study, but we will be looking at that," Rajkowski
"We know that it's going to put people in hotel rooms that wouldn't normally be there.
You're bringing in visiting teams that normally wouldn't be here, and the people that are coming here from around the country are going to be able to enjoy the amenities that this city has to offer."
The game will be televised live nationally on the NBC Sports Network beginning at 7 p.m.
"We expect that we'll sell it out, and we expect it to be a great experience and are excited to share that with this city," Rajkowski
said more events are planned for BB&T Ballpark
"We're continuing to put packages together," he
"The teams assembled have proven expertise in their field and have been the core leaders of this project since its inception back in 2006," states Charlotte Knights VP/General Manager Dan Rajkowski.