Another notable event to add to your calendar: the summer-collegiate 2016 Coastal Plain League All-Star Game is set for J. P. Riddle Stadium, home of the Fayetteville SwampDogs.
This will be the fourth time Fayetteville has hosted, and the first since 2011.
The Coastal Plain League All-Star Game will be a two-day extravaganza, starting with the Home Run Derby and Fan Fest, to be held on Sunday, July 10th. The All-Star Game will be played on Monday, July 11th, and will be followed by a Fireworks Extravaganza.
“We are extremely excited to be bringing the All-Star Game back to Fayetteville,” said SwampDogs general manager Jeremy Aagard. “This is a tremendous opportunity for us to showcase all the great things Fayetteville has to offer to a huge audience.”
Players from each of the CPL’s 16 teams will compete in the All-Star Game, and representatives from each of the teams will be on hand for the experience. The two-day extravaganza will also bring fans, family members of players, and hundreds of other visitors to Fayetteville including scouts from all 30 Major League teams.
“It is with great pleasure that we announce the Fayetteville SwampDogs as host to our 2016 Coastal Plain League All-Star Game,” said CPL COO/Commissioner Justin Sellers. “From Lew Handelsman to Jeremy Aagard and their entire staff, the SwampDogs are a staple not only in the All-American City of Fayetteville, but in the CPL. They have proven time and again to make a night at the ballpark a memorable experience for their fans and we look forward to seeing what ‘fun’ they have in store with our All-Star event! This will be a great couple of days to highlight the best players in the league and to showcase the SwampDogs, their loyal fans, and the City of Fayetteville!”
“We want to put on a show like nobody has ever seen before,” said Aagard. “And because of the support of the community, we’re going to be able to make this All-Star Game an event nobody will ever forget.”
The SwampDogs also unveiled the logo for the event from Skye Design Studios.