The Inaugural Armed Forces Invitational will be played at Segra Stadium, home of the Fayetteville Woodpeckers (Single-A, Carolina League), in downtown Fayetteville (NC) starting February 28 until March 1. The teams competing in the three-day tournament will be the Army Black Nights, Air Force Falcons, and Campbell Fighting Camels. Read more here.
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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
— Benjamin Hill (@bensbiz) May 3, 2019
— 🐦 Fayetteville Woodpeckers (@WoodpeckersNC) April 19, 2019
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 (@GoSegra) April 13, 2019
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Significant changes to the design of the private development going on next to the Fayetteville (NC) baseball stadium under construction to host the coming Buies Creek Astros (Single-A, Carolina League) could bring rise to the city’s tallest office building and spur even more economic growth then expected. Read more and view rendering/old photo gallery here.
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.
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’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.
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.
The Cumberland County (NC) Board of Commissioners will vote Monday on an agreement with the city of Fayetteville to help fund a $33 million ballpark under construction in downtown Fayetteville for the to-be-renamed Buies Creek Astros (Single-A, Carolina League). Read more here.
Fayetteville (NC) and Cumberland County leaders say they are close to coming to terms on the county’s contribution to funding for a baseball stadium and its continued payment toward a parking deck. Read more here.
Durham-based Prince Charles Holdings is spending $65 million in private investment in the area surrounding Fayetteville’s developing baseball stadium. The city’s baseball committee met Wednesday evening in closed session for more than an hour to discuss the second phase of agreements with the investment group. Read more and view rendering here.
Construction on Fayetteville’s $33 million minor league baseball stadium started symbolically Monday with about two dozen key stakeholders using gold-colored shovels to dig into land between the Prince Charles Hotel and the Amtrak station on Hay Street. Read more here.
The city and the Houston Astros will break ground on a $31 million baseball stadium on Aug. 21 at 11 a.m. That’s the same day as the total eclipse that will cross the Southeast between 2 and 3 p.m. Since the ceremony will take place earlier, there’s no worry about the event being called on account of darkness. Read more here.
A set of proposed design changes to Fayetteville’s baseball stadium has brought the $33 million project back on budget, officials said Thursday. The city’s Baseball Committee reviewed the changes with members of the architect, Populous, and the construction manager, Barton Malow Co. of Charlotte. Read more here.
The preliminary cost of Fayetteville’s (NC) baseball stadium has been reduced to $34.7 million from an initial estimate of $39 million. But the target is $33 million, based on the City Council’s budget for the minor league ballpark downtown. Read more here.
The Fayetteville (NC) City Council gave final approval Monday night to two complicated deals that officials say will allow construction of a downtown baseball stadium. Read more here.
Because the state’s Local Government Commission won’t let Fayetteville (NC) finance bond debt for 30 years as first sought to pay for a new baseball stadium, city officials had to revamp how they intend to retire $31 million they will borrow through what are called limited-obligation bonds. Read more here.
The Fayetteville City Council voted 10-0 Monday night to authorize City Manager Doug Hewett to negotiate a contract with Barton Malow of Charlotte to oversee construction of a new downtown ballpark for a Single-A Carolina League franchise. Read more here. Read about ballpark land contamination issues here.
After more than four hours of presentations, questions and deliberations Thursday night, the Fayetteville (NC) City Council’s Baseball Committee voted to recommend hiring Barton Malow Co. of Charlotte (NC) to be the general contractor of the $33 million downtown project. The recommendation will go to the full council Monday night. Read more here.
The city of Fayetteville (NC) will try again to solicit proposals for a company to oversee the baseball stadium’s construction. The city plans to hire what’s called a “construction manager at risk,” which is similar to a general contractor, but one that must guarantee the project will be on budget. Read more here.
The investors who would build the private development next to Fayetteville’s downtown baseball stadium need more time finalizing their plans. Read more here.
The city of Fayetteville (NC) and Houston Astros officials signed a 30-year agreement Tuesday afternoon that will bring minor league baseball downtown. Read more here.
Fayetteville (NC) is one step closer to having professional baseball after a City Council committee last Thursday night accepted two stadium agreements that are scheduled to be signed with fanfare this week. Read more here.
The Fayetteville (NC) City Council and its baseball committee have advertised a public hearing Monday at City Hall on a city proposal to borrow about $31 million and construct a minor league baseball stadium downtown. Read more here.
The Fayetteville (NC) City Council on Monday night asked questions about the preliminary designs and the site for the new downtown ballpark, and agreed by consensus to support Option B — the Hay Street entrance concept. The main gate would be across from City Hall, where visitors would walk along a broad plaza between the Prince Charles Hotel, which would be renovated into apartments and a planned new hotel. Read more here.
The city of Fayetteville (NC) last week released two new conceptual drawings — Option A and Option B — of a baseball stadium expected to be built downtown. The City Council is scheduled to consider both concepts Monday and choose one. Monday’s meeting starts at 7 p.m. at City Hall and includes the monthly public forum. Read more and view renderings here.