More than 150 jobseekers turned up for the Knights’ career fair at the stadium Feb. 28, according to Anthony Parks, an inside sales worker for the Knights. The job fair pulled in folks from Charlotte, Waxhaw, N.C., and Rock Hill, as well as local Fort Millians.
Patrick Peterson, a sophomore at Northwestern High School in Rock Hill, said he’d take “anything.” He waited for his turn at interviews with his mom, Anette. Kirsten Scott, from Waxhaw, echoed his response, saying she’d take “anything that’s available.” Scott is studying Radiology at Central Piedmont.
This is the 24th and final year for the Knights in Fort Mill. Lindsey Roycraft, Knights director of communications, said they plan to do a lot of special promotions. Opening day is scheduled for April 11.
“We’re so excited about the new stadium in Charlotte,” said Roycraft.
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“Fridays are going to be throwback nights with special guest appearances and promotions. It’s going to be a really fun year with a look back at the history of the ballpark,” said Tommy Viola, director of media relations.
“We want to give back to the fans who have given so much to this team.”
Former Indians pitcher Gaylord Perry; Atlanta Braves’ first baseman Sid Bream, known for his famous slide; and country singer and wrestler Mickie James are slotted for Friday night appearances, according to Viola.
Jobseekers were on hand for the 200 game-day positions available, including ticket takers, promotions and parking. Viola said those interviewed should be hearing from someone in a few weeks.
“We need hard workers, energetic folks,” he said. “But it’s a really fun atmosphere.”