In case you missed it, the Fredericksburg Nationals (Single-A, Carolina League) hosted a virtual Opening Day last Thursday, which included a tour of their new ballpark. Read more here.
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Fred Nats Host Virtual Opening Day
Salem Red Sox Announce Wong as Broadcaster
PRESS RELEASE – The Salem Red Sox, Advanced-A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox, have announced that Greg Wong will serve as the club’s new Broadcasting and Media Relations Manager and “Voice of the Red Sox” during the 2020 season.
Filed under Media, Personnel & Operations
Mudcats Announce Promotions Schedule for 30th Anniversary Season
PRESS RELEASE – Exciting family fun is once again on tap in 2020 as the Carolina Mudcats today unveil an all-new promotions schedule featuring spectacular souvenir giveaways, exciting new specialty game jersey events and over a dozen fireworks shows for the upcoming 30th anniversary season of baseball at Five County Stadium.
Dash Unveil New Primary Logo for Franchise
PRESS RELEASE – The Winston-Salem Dash revealed their new primary logo for the 2020 season and beyond on Wednesday, kicking off several stylistic changes before the 12th season of the franchise.
Filed under Branding & Marketing, Merchandising
Construction of New F-Nats Ballpark Remains on Schedule
Construction of the new stadium for the Fredericksburg Nationals (Single-A, Carolina League) remains on track to be completed in time for the team’s home opener on April 23. The project, originally pegged at $35 million, has slightly exceeded that budget and will ultimately cost $37 million to $38 million to complete. Read more and view photo here.
Dash Announce New Hires for 2020
PRESS RELEASE – The Winston-Salem Dash have added several talented people to their staff and promoted several current employees in preparation for their 11th season at BB&T Ballpark, which will begin on Thursday, April 16.
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FredNats Unveil Team Jerseys and Mary Washington Logo
PRESS RELEASE – On Saturday, Nov. 16th, the Fredericksburg Nationals unveiled their new team jerseys and their official Mary Washington logo at an event celebrating Mary Washington’s 311th birthday at her former home in downtown Fredericksburg.
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P-Nats Now FredNats
In case you missed the announcement, the Potomac Nationals (aka P-Nats) (Single-A, Carolina League) will now be known as the Fredericksburg Nationals (aka FredNats). The team is relocating to a new ballpark in Fredericksburg (VA) in time for the 2020 season. Read more here.
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P-Nats to Celebrate Ghostbusters 35th Anniversary Night
PRESS RELEASE – Former teachers at a University in New York have signaled paranormal activity at Northwest Federal Field at Pfitzner Stadium in Woodbridge, VA. With New York City rid of most similar issues because of the actions taken out of an old firehouse, ectoplasmic residue was reported at the home of the Potomac Nationals.
Filed under Fun & Atmosphere, Promotions & Entertainment
P-Nats to Begin Ballpark Construction Next Month
Fredericksburg Baseball has announced it is moving forward with construction on the new $35 million ballpark early next month, with plans for opening in April 2020. Read more here.
Ballpark Visit ALERT: Segra Stadium (Fayetteville, NC)
Joe Mock of BaseballParks.com was in Fayetteville (NC) recently to tour Segra Stadium, the new $40.2-million ballpark for the Fayetteville Woodpeckers (Single-A, Carolina League). Mock’s in-depth review checks in at 6,900 words and over 35 photographs covering everything from the ballpark design to fan amenities and concessions. Read review and view photos here.
Just posted! My in-depth review of Segra Stadium, home of the @WoodpeckersNC. Read the full story of how the franchise wound up in Fayetteville, and how their cozy park was designed by @Populous. https://t.co/4kEQJIKnlK pic.twitter.com/P6SVki6Jph
— Joe Mock (@baseballparks) May 6, 2019
I love when trains go past @SegraStadium pic.twitter.com/cDDZIbvjV6
— Benjamin Hill (@bensbiz) May 3, 2019
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Woodpeckers Open New Ballpark in Front of 6,202
The Fayetteville Woodpeckers (Single-A, Carolina League) opened the new $40-million Segra Stadium in front of 6,202 fans. Read more here. View photo gallery here.
This is what we’ve been waiting for.
Enjoy the view!#TakeFlight pic.twitter.com/0qzsmIAVgZ
— 🐦 Fayetteville Woodpeckers (@WoodpeckersNC) April 19, 2019
Salem Red Sox to Play as ‘Beer Mongers’
PRESS RELEASE – The Salem Red Sox have “draughted” an alternate appearance for the 2019 season. Beginning May 2, the team will take the field every Thursday as the Salem Beer Mongers in a nod to the growing craft industry.
Fans Get First Look at New Fayetteville Ballpark
More than 2,500 people walked into Segra Stadium Saturday as part of a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new $40.2 million ballpark, which will be home to the Fayetteville Woodpeckers (Single-A, Carolina League). Read more here.
Segra Stadium is open! What a day for @GoSegra @WoodpeckersNC @CityOfFayNC !!! Home opener is Thursday! #TakeFlight pic.twitter.com/b8XCUx9TYf
— Segra (@GoSegra) April 13, 2019
Woodpeckers Begin Moving In
It may be hard to tell by looking at it from the street, but Fayetteville’s (NC) new baseball stadium downtown is complete to the point that the Fayetteville Woodpeckers (Single-A, Carolina League) began moving into its part of the building last week. Read more here.
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Woodpeckers Prep for Inaugural Home Opener
Thirty days out from the public’s first chance to tour Fayetteville’s (NC) new baseball stadium, and 35 days from its first Minor League Baseball game, city officials say the project remains on track to be finished on time next month. Read more here. View construction photo gallery here. View aerial photo here.
P-Nats, Fredericksburg Break Ground on New Ballpark
Sunday morning’s clouds and rain gave way to sun and warmth just in time for a groundbreaking ceremony for Fredericksburg Baseball’s new stadium. The $35 million privately funded ballpark is scheduled to be completed in time for the 2020 season. Read more here.
Mudcats Will Play as Micro Brews for Four Games
The Carolina Mudcats (Single-A, Carolina League) are brewing up a big change for the 2019 season as the club announced that it will re-brand for four nights only as the “Carolina Micro Brews,” paying homage to their Major League affiliate, the Milwaukee Brewers. Read more here.
Fayetteville’s Ballpark Plaza Gets a Name
The plaza in front of the new minor league baseball stadium will be named for late Fayetteville (NC) Mayor Bill Hurley, who was an avid baseball fan and is credited with a downtown cleanup that led to the new stadium. Read more here.
Filed under Community & Giving, Sponsorships & Advertising
Cost of Fayetteville Ballpark Up $7 Million
The new baseball stadium under construction for the Fayetteville Woodpeckers (Single-A, Carolina League) was supposed to cost an estimated $33 million at the start — before the design. Now, it’s costing about $40 million to actually build the ballpark. Read more here.
Daktronics Provides Videoboard for Woodpeckers New Ballpark
Daktronics of Brookings (SD) has partnered with the Fayetteville Woodpeckers (Single-A, Carolina League) to design, manufacture and install a new LED video board at their minor league ballpark in Fayetteville (NC). The installation took place late in the fall of 2018 to be ready for the 2019 baseball season. Read more here.
Filed under Amenities & Features, Media
Fredericksburg Baseball Reaches 1,000-Seat Reservation Milestone
Fredericksburg Baseball kicked off sales of season tickets on December 1 with its “Founders Club” event held in historic Market Square. As of yesterday, the 1,000th seat reservation milestone was reached. Read more here.
Filed under League & Franchise, Market & Location
Ballpark Beam Signing in Fayetteville
Residents said they felt they were a part of history last week, as they used a silver metallic Sharpie to pen their names onto the last beam that will be installed in the new Fayetteville Woodpeckers baseball stadium. Read more here.
So, this is pretty incredible. You can add your name on the very last steel beam that will be added into the construction of our new downtown ballpark!
It’s at City Hall (433 Hay St) now until January 2nd.
(I’ll be stopping by to peck my mark on it a bit later) pic.twitter.com/1xYGhjg4vu
— Fayetteville Woodpeckers (@WoodpeckersNC) December 5, 2018
Dash Named Freitas Award Winner by Baseball America
Following a banner 2018 season, during which the Dash led all High-A teams in attendance and topped the Carolina League in wins, the Winston-Salem franchise has been honored as the Class A recipient of the Bob Freitas Award, recognizing the top overall operation at each level of the Minor Leagues by Baseball America. Read more here.
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Fredericksburg Approves Ballpark Plan
The Fredericksburg (VA) City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved the development and shared use agreement with Potomac Baseball, LLC for the planned $35 million, multipurpose stadium in Celebrate Virginia South, as well as several related amendments, agreements and ordinances. Read more here.
It’s the ‘Fayetteville Woodpeckers’
The new minor league baseball team in Fayetteville (NC) will officially be known as the Fayetteville Woodpeckers (Single-A, Carolina League). The new team name was announced Sunday, after more than 1,000 people voted on the name. The Woodpeckers will play in their newly built $37.8 million stadium in 2019. Read more and watch news report here. Watch video here. Buy merchandise here.
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Cubs, Pelicans Extend PDC
PRESS RELEASE – The Chicago Cubs today announced the organization has agreed on a two-year Player Development Contract extension with the Myrtle Beach Pelicans through the 2022 season. The announcement also included extensions for Triple-A Iowa, Double-A Tennessee, and Single-A South Bend. Single-A Eugene signed a four-year extension through 2022, announced this past August.
Filed under Lease & Contracts, Personnel & Operations
Council Grants P-Nats Extra Ballpark Time
The company that owns the Potomac Nationals minor league baseball team has been granted an extra inning to get all the approvals it needs to build its proposed $35 million, multipurpose stadium in Celebrate Virginia South. Read more here.
Filed under Design & Construction, Market & Location, Stadium Issues
Fredericksburg City Council to Address Ballpark Issues Tuesday Night
The Potomac Nationals’ (Single-A, Carolina League) still face a few hurdles before their proposed $35 million stadium can be built in Fredericksburg (VA), including getting City Council to make changes to the city’s comprehensive land-use plan, approve realignment of the right of way in Celebrate Virginia South, and grant a special-use permit for the stadium. A public hearing on the issues is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 23. Read more here.
Fredericksburg Has Multi-Purpose Expectations for New P-Nats Ballpark
The Potomac Nationals (Single-A, Carolina League) plan to head to Fredericksburg (VA), a move that backers expect will bring more than minor-league baseball to the city. Read more here.
Fayetteville Businesses Pumped About Coming Baseball Stadium
Businesses in downtown Fayetteville (NC) are really excited about the potential economic impact of the new downtown baseball stadium under construction for the coming Carolina League (Single-A) franchise. Read more here. View aerial constructions photos here.
P-Nats Once Step Closer to New Ballpark in Fredericksburg
Fredericksburg (VA) is one step closer to becoming the home of the Potomac Nationals (Single-A, Carolina League). The city council unanimously voted Tuesday to approve the Nationals’ letter of intent for a state-of-the-art ballpark in the Celebrate Virginia development, just off Interstate 95. Read more here.
Potomac Nationals Announce New Ballpark Site
PRESS RELEASE – This evening we announced a plan to join the City of Fredericksburg in a Letter of Intent that would ultimately lead to the construction of a state-of-the-art ballpark in Celebrate Virginia just off interstate 95.
Fayetteville Uniforms, Stadium Will Sport Black, Gray and Red Colors
Black, gray and red will be the colors of Fayetteville’s (NC) Minor League baseball team, and at the request of the Houston Astros, Fayetteville’s baseball stadium will be decorated to match. Read more here.
Filed under Branding & Marketing, Merchandising, Stadium Issues
NBA Star Chris Paul Buys Minority Share of Dash
Officials with the Winston-Salem Dash (Single-A, Carolina League) announced Tuesday that NBA star Chris Paul will become a minority owner of the minor-league baseball team. Read more and watch news report here.
Filed under Personnel & Operations
Budget for New Fayetteville Ballpark Set at $37.8 Million
Fayetteville’s minor league baseball stadium has a $37.8 million budget, public officials said at a Fayetteville City Council meeting this week. Read more here.
Fayetteville Delays Release of Final Price Tag for Ballpark
During meeting on Feb. 21, members of the City Council said the guaranteed maximum price of Fayetteville’s new baseball stadium would be revealed during the Baseball Committee meeting on March 7. The release of the final price tag has now been pushed out until March 19. Read more here.
Ballpark Signing Ceremony Held in Fayetteville
During a signing ceremony on Wednesday afternoon, the Fayetteville (NC) City Council members and county commissioners signed on the dotted line to an interlocal agreement that gives both a big financial stake in the baseball stadium being built downtown. Read more here.
Fayetteville Woodpeckers or Fatbacks?
Fayetteville’s (NC) Baseball Committee members discussed a few stadium design changes, the team name and important dates coming up during their meeting Tuesday night. Read more here.
Cumberland County Approves Ballpark Funding Partnership
The Cumberland County (NC) Board of Commissioners on Monday approved a plan to help cover part of the $33 million price tag of a baseball stadium in downtown Fayetteville. Read more here.