Fayetteville Baseball Groundbreaking Ceremony
08/23/2017 11:38AM ● Published by Jenny Harris
Gallery: Groundbreaking Ceremony Photos by Matthew Wonderly [67 Images] Click any image to expand.
The ceremony took place
across the street from the Fayetteville Police Department and adjacent
to the Prince Charles Hotel on Hay Street. The Black Daggers, the U.S.
Army Special Operations Command parachute team, performed a free-fall
parachute jump into the event, flying in the U.S flag, North Carolina
flag, city flag and Astros flag.The City of Fayetteville provided complementary peanuts, cracker jacks, hot dogs and bottled water.
The city has signed a 30-year stadium lease with the Astros, who
will field a Class A Advanced ball club. The team is playing at
Campbell University in Buies Creek. The new stadium will be off Hay
Street, between the Prince Charles Hotel and the Subway/Amtrak Station.
It will include a privately funded parking deck, and is expected to be
ready for the 2019 season.