FORT MILL — More than 700 items representing 24 years of baseball operations at Knights Stadium goes on sale Saturday.
The team is auctioning the items they own – from banners with the Knights logo to an autographed jersey by manager Joel Skinner to lots of kitchen and office equipment and furniture.
“We’ve even got the kitchen sink,” quipped Knights publicist Tommy Viola.
But not just one sink. Many. A walk of the stadium concourse revealed sinks of all types and sizes up for bid.
The auction is Saturday. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. and the auction starts at 11 a.m. The stadium is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday to examine the items for auction.
Gavel Auction of Denver, N.C., is conducting the sale. Winning bidders can pay by Visa or Master Card credits cards, checks with a letter of guarantee from the bank and cash.
Walking the concourse Thursday, Scotty Brown, the Knights’ general manager of baseball operations, said it was a bittersweet experience. The Knights played 25 years in Fort Mill, 24 in Knights Stadium. They move to BB&T stadium in Charlotte next year. The club’s office will remain open in Fort Mill until their lease expires in December. The few club personnel still in Fort Mill are using folding chairs and tables.
“I see the game behind the game,” Brown said as he walked among hot dog cookers, popcorn machines and the trays once drug row to row by vendors shouting “get your cold beer!”
Not for sale are the seats at the stadium. The stadium and anything bolted to it are owned by York County.
Several lockers from the home clubhouse are for sale. Many of the other lockers the Knights have given to area schools.
Don Worthington • 803-329-406