Minor League Baseball
Astros baseball is officially coming to Fayetteville, North Carolina. The club signed a 30-year lease agreement with the city of Fayetteville, N.C., where its Class A-Advanced affiliate will compete starting in 2019. They will play in the 33 million dollar stadium being built by the City of Fayetteville. The club is currently located in Buies Creek, N.C., to compete in the Carolina League for two seasons before making a more permanent move to Fayetteville. The team will be rebranded by the time it opens the 2019 season in a new stadium in downtown Fayetteville. “The Astros are excited to be affiliated with the City of Fayetteville. It’s a city with rich history, friendly people and a background in baseball,” Astros president Reid Ryan said. “Player development is a huge part of the Astros’ success and Fayetteville will be a home for the club’s top prospects as they make their way to the Major Leagues.” This agreement will bring affiliated Minor League baseball back to Fayetteville for the first time since 1998, when the Detroit Tigers were affiliated with the Fayetteville Generals of the Class A South Atlantic League.
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