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Fayetteville Holds Public Hearing on Proposed Ballpark

Minor League Baseball LogoThe Fayetteville (NC) City Council received a mixed public reaction Thursday night on a proposal to build a minor league baseball stadium downtown.  Some of the opponents were fans of the Fayetteville SwampDogs (Summer Collegiate, Coastal Plain League), who fear a new stadium would put the franchise out of business.  Read more here and watch news report here.

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SwampDogs to Host 2016 CPL All-Star Game, Unveil Logo

Fayetteville SwampDogs LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Fayetteville SwampDogs are pleased to announce in front of a packed house at the Ramada Plaza, Baymont Inn and Suites at The Bordeaux Convention Center Wednesday evening, that the organization has been selected to host the 2016 Coastal Plain League All-Star Game. This will be the fourth time Fayetteville has hosted, and the first since 2011. Continue reading

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Fayetteville to Issue RFP for Baseball Stadium Feasibility Study

Fayetteville SwampDogs LogoFayetteville (NC) officials are eyeing the southern end of Murchison Road for a potential minor-league baseball stadium.  Since 2001, the Fayetteville SwampDogs (Summer Collegiate, Coastal Plain League) have played at J.P. Riddle Stadium, a 3,200-seat facility owned by Cumberland County.  Read more here.

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Fayetteville Zeroing In on Affiliated Ball

Fayetteville SwampDogs LogoFayetteville (NC) city leaders continue to talk seriously about bringing a new baseball stadium and an affiliated club to downtown.  The successful summer collegiate Fayetteville Swampdogs (Coastal Plain League) currently play at J.P. Riddle Stadium.  Councilman Bobby Hurst reportedly said that if a minor league stadium is built, he believes the Swampdogs would be incorporated somehow.  We don’t think Hurst knows much about the business of baseball.  Read more here.

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Fayetteville Officials Visit Durham Bulls Athletic Park

Fayetteville SwampDogs LogoSome Fayetteville (NC) leaders would like to copy a few pages from Durham’s (NC) playbook when it comes to downtown revitalization, including building a new ballpark.  As part of their exploratory efforts, officials visited the home of the Triple-A Durham Bulls (International League).  Read more and watch news report here.  Fayetteville currently hosts the successful summer collegiate Fayetteville SwampDogs (Coastal Plain League) at J.P. Riddle Stadium.

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Fayetteville Eyeballing Pro Ball?

Fayetteville SwampDogs LogoEarlier this year, the Fayetteville (NC) City Council quietly heard a pitch for building a minor league baseball stadium downtown.  It appears there is at least some serious interest, as council members are reportedly planning to take a field trip next week to Durham to visit, among other places, the Durham Bulls Athletic Park. Continue reading

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Retired Dentist Envisions New Downtown Fayetteville Ballpark

Fayetteville SwampDogs LogoRetried dentist Bill Powers is calling for a new ballpark in downtown Fayetteville (NC) for a Single-A club, but it sounds more like wishful thinking at this juncture.  The city is home to the successful summer collegiate Fayetteville SwampDogs (Coastal Plain League), which play at J.P. Riddle Stadium.  Read more here.

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SwampDogs Announce New Voice

Fayetteville SwampDogs LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Fayetteville SwampDogs have announced the hiring of Joe Vasile as the team’s Director of Broadcasting and Media Relations for the 2014 season. Continue reading

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SwampDogs Sign Long-Term Lease Extension

Fayetteville SwampDogs LogoPRESS RELEASE – The SwampDogs are here to stay! The Fayetteville SwampDogs announced today they have agreed to terms with Cumberland County for a new lease extension to continue playing at J.P. Riddle Stadium through the 2020 season. Continue reading

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SwampDogs Announce New GM

PRESS RELEASE – The Fayetteville SwampDogs are proud to announce Jeremy Aagard has been promoted to general manager of the team. Aagard joined the team in October, 2006 as the assistant general manager. The Wadena, Minn., native joined the SwampDogs staff following a two-year stint in the Northwoods League as the assistant general manager of the Alexandria Beetles. Continue reading

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SwampDogs Plagued by Rain

The summer collegiate Fayetteville SwampDogs (Coastal Plain League) have had it unusually tough this year with five rainouts, rain delays, and threats of rain that negatively impact attendance and revenues.  Yes, just one of those uncontrollable risk factors you must keep in mind when owning and operating a team.  Read more here.

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Funs and Games at SwampDogs’ Home

Fayetteville Observer staff writer Bret Strelow takes a look at fun and games at J.P. Riddle Stadium, home of the summer collegiate Fayetteville SwampDogs (Coastal Plain League), through the eyes of intern Tim McKeag, who runs the team’s on-field promotions.  Read more here.

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SwampDogs Announce New Voice for 2012

PRESS RELEASE – The Fayetteville SwampDogs are pleased to welcome Tyler Olsson into the fold for the 2012 season as the team’s Director of Broadcasting and Media Relations. Continue reading

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SwampDogs Crush Attendance Record with 6,049

PRESS RELEASE – The Fayetteville SwampDogs used a five-run sixth inning to break a 1-1 tie and power them to a 10-1 victory in front of a record crowd of 6,049 at J.P. Riddle Stadium on Sunday night. Continue reading

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SwampDogs Home Run Math Challenge Returns

PRESS RELEASE – The Fayetteville SwampDogs are happy to announce the 3rd Annual Homerun Math Challenge. This tremendous program is open to all elementary students, grades 2-5, in Cumberland County. Continue reading

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SwampDogs Announce ‘Big Bite’ Event

PRESS RELEASE – Food fanatics from around the Sandhills region will have the opportunity to take a “BIG Bite” out of Fayetteville. The Fayetteville SwampDogs are happy to announce the 1st Annual BIG Bite, a sampling of Fayetteville’s local restaurant fare. Continue reading

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SwampDogs to Host 2011 CPL All-Star Game

PRESS RELEASE – J.P. Riddle Stadium, affectionately known as “The Swamp”, will be the host venue for the 2011 Coastal Plain League All-Star Game. Family Foods/Taco Bell has teamed with the Fayetteville SwampDogs to present this incredible event. The two-day showcase begins Sunday, July 17 with an All-Star Fan Fest. The CPL All-Star Game will be held on Monday, July 18. Continue reading

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Reporter Impressed by the SwampDogs’ Experience

Laurinburg Exchange reporter Zach Colburn ventured over from next door Scotland County (NC) on Saturday night to check out a game at J.P. Riddle Stadium, home of the summer collegiate Coastal Plain League’s Fayetteville SwampDogs.  Colburn walked away impressed by the SwampDogs’ operation.  No doubt the pint glass giveaway at the gate on Jimmy Buffet night did a nice job of greasing the wheels of his experience.  Read more here.

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‘Voice of the SwampDogs’ Recognized Among Nation’s Best

PRESS RELEASE – SwampDogs Radio Broadcaster Adam Young has been recognized by the Sportscasters Talent Agency of America (STAA) as one of the Top 20 college sports broadcasters in the United States.  Continue reading

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SwampDogs Announce New Addition to Front Office

PRESS RELEASE – The SwampDogs are pleased to announce the addition of Robyn Womac to their front office staff effective immediately. Womac will assume the role of Director of Community Relations and oversee the SwampDogs extensive community involvement in Cumberland County and the surrounding areas. Continue reading

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