FAYETTEVILLE WOODPECKERS ANNOUNCE GAME TIMES FOR 2019 SEASON

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 Monday, February 4th, 2019

CONTACT: Victoria Huggins (vhuggins@astros.com)

FAYETTEVILLE WOODPECKERS ANNOUNCE GAME TIMES FOR 2019 SEASON

 FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – The Fayetteville Woodpeckers, Class A Advanced MiLB affiliate of the Houston Astros, are excited to release game start times for the Inaugural 2019 Baseball Season. Game times are as follows:

April 18 – June 4

Monday – Friday: 7 pm

Saturday: 5 pm

Sunday: 2 pm

June 10 – September 4

Monday – Friday: 7 pm

Saturday: 6 pm

Sunday: 6 pm

“We are excited to take the first of many steps in announcing a very busy 2019 schedule. Early this offseason, we asked fans for their input on our home game start times. We listened to the resounding response and are pleased to announce our game times, which will have a positive impact on the full fan experience.” said David Lane, Woodpeckers’ General Manager. “The start times provide enough time to get home from work and make it downtown for the game. We have earlier starts time on weekends so that families can enjoy an afternoon at the stadium.”

The Woodpeckers have currently sold over 1,700 full and half-season tickets. Additional flexible ticket packages will be available for purchase starting February 11th.

ABOUT THE FAYETTEVILLE WOODPECKERS

The Houston Astros own and operate its Class A Advanced minor league affiliate, the Fayetteville Woodpeckers. The Astros agreed to a 30-year lease and are invested in the long-term success of the City of Fayetteville. The team’s direction focuses on creating a culture of success with an accessible management team, building the best young talent in baseball, engaging with fans, and connecting the community with an exciting, family-friendly experience. For more information on the Woodpeckers, please visitwww.fayettevillewoodpeckers.com.

ABOUT THE CITY OF FAYETTEVILLE, N.C.

Fayetteville is proud of its rich role in our nation’s history and holds fast to the friendly feel of a true hometown, while providing the cultural and entertainment amenities of bigger cities. The city boasts sophisticated restaurants, museums, musical and sporting events, and nearby Fort Bragg – the nation’s largest military installation – that solidifies the city’s deep roots in all things military. Fayetteville is the sixth-largest city in the state and home to more than 208,000 residents.

ABOUT THE FAYETTEVILLE BALLPARK

The $37.8 million state-of-the-art sports and entertainment venue is expected to be a catalyzing economic development tool that attracts and retains business, provides national exposure, increases civic and community pride, and provides for an improved quality of life for residents. It features natural grass, a 25×70 LED scoreboard, six luxury suites, four field boxes, a premium club level, outdoor party deck, a kids zone, and more. Construction is scheduled to be completed in March 2019 with Opening Day slated for April 18th, 2019.

ABOUT THE HOUSTON ASTROS

The 2017 World Champion Houston Astros have been Houston’s hometown baseball team since 1962, when the Colt .45s first took the field in Colt Stadium. Three years later, the team became the Houston Astros as a tribute to America’s “Space City” and will be entering their 58th season in Major League Baseball. In 2013, the Astros moved to the American League West Division, becoming the first franchise to move from the National League to the American League. The Astros are also the only team in MLB history to have won both an American and National League pennant. For 81 regular season games a year, the Astros can be found on their home field at Minute Maid Park, where families and friends come together to enjoy America’s favorite pastime in one of baseball’s most comfortable and fan-friendly ballparks. In addition to striving for success on the field, the Astros take pride in their local community and are committed to making Houston a better place by honoring our nation’s military, combatting homelessness, aiding in the fight against cancer and supporting youth baseball and softball through the Astros Foundation’s cornerstone programs. For more information on the Astros, please visit www.astros.com.

– WOODPECKERS –