City of Fayetteville and Houston Astros Hosts Groundbreaking Event For New Ballpark

Astros High A affiliate projected to start play in 2019

WHO:

Houston Astros President of Business Operations Reid Ryan

Houston Astros Senior Director of Business Operations Dan O’Neill

Fayetteville/Buies Creek Astros General Manager David Lane

Fayetteville Mayor Nat Robertson

Chairman of the Fayetteville Baseball Committee, Mayor Pro Tem Mitch Colvin

Fayetteville City Manager Doug Hewett

Fayetteville City Councilmembers Kathy Keefe Jensen, Kirk deViere, Chalmers McDougald,

Bobby Hurst, Bill Crisp, Larry Wright, Ted Mohn, Jim Arp,

Fayetteville City Attorney Karen McDonald

Congressman Richard Hudson

Congressman Robert Pittenger

Chairman of the Cumberland County Legislative Delegation, Senator Wesley Meredith

Lt. General Kenneth Tovo, Commanding General, US Army Special Operations Command

Col. Kyle Reid, Fort Bragg Garrison Commander

WHAT:

The City of Fayetteville and Houston Astros broke ground on a new downtown baseball stadium, the future home of the Houston Astros High A affiliate in the Carolina League, today. The U.S. Army Special Operations Command Parachute Demonstration Team, the Black Daggers, took part in the groundbreaking event. The Black Daggers performed a freefall parachute demonstration jump into the event, flying in the U.S flag, North Carolina flag, City flag and Astros flag.

To see video and final schematic designs of the new stadium, log onto www.fayettevillenc.gov/