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Woodpeckers Announce 2021 Season Schedule

Opening Day at Segra Stadium set for May 11th
February 18, 2021

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — The Fayetteville Woodpeckers today announced their 2021 regular season schedule, which begins on May 4th when the club travels to Zebulon, North Carolina to take on the Carolina Mudcats. The team’s home opener at Segra Stadium will take place on Tuesday, May 11th against the Kannapolis Cannon

Official Fayetteville Woodpeckers Statement

February 12, 2021

The Fayetteville Woodpeckers today formally accepted the invitation to be the Class-A affiliate of the Houston Astros under baseball’s new player development structure. The Woodpeckers are owned and operated by the Houston Astros and were a Class-A Advanced affiliate since the 2019 Inaugural season. In our one season of baseball,

Woodpeckers Will Play At Single-A Level Starting In 2021

December 9, 2020

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — The Houston Astros have rounded out their four minor league affiliates for the 2021 season. An invite has been extended to the Asheville Tourists franchise to be the Advanced Class-A affiliate, joining the lineup of Single-A Fayetteville, Double-A Corpus Christi, and Triple-A Sugar Land. The Astros have

State of the System: Houston Astros

Whitley leads developing group of high-potential talent
November 18, 2020

Starting in October and running through the end of the year,'s State of the System series will evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of each Major League organization, highlights prospects who've made the biggest strides in 2020 and offers a peek at 2021. This year was an unorthodox one, to

Woodpeckers 2021 Full & Half Season Memberships On Sale

Fans can secure their seats for the 2021 season beginning at 10 a.m.
October 7, 2020

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — Fayetteville Woodpeckers Full & Half Season Membership Plans will go on sale Tuesday, October 13, at 10 a.m. Fans can secure their seats for the 2021 season and beyond by visiting or by calling 910-339-1989. Woodpeckers season members enjoy multiple benefits including significant savings over box

Segra Stadium to Host 2nd Annual 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb

Event will take place on the morning of September 12th
September 1, 2020

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — The 2nd Annual Fayetteville 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb will be held on the morning of Saturday, September 12th at Segra Stadium. Opening ceremonies will begin at 8:45 a.m. and the climb will start at approximately 9:15 a.m. The 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb is a way to honor

Javier Shines as Former Woodpeckers Prove Staying Power in The Show 

Seven members of Woodpeckers inaugural team have made their MLB debuts in 2020
August 18, 2020

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – Only a year removed from their inaugural season, the Fayetteville Woodpeckers are already racking up quite the alumni list. Seven former Fayetteville Woodpeckers have made their Major League debuts in 2020, with nine players from the Woodpeckers’ 2019 team having now appeared in the big leagues. In

Woodpeckers Crack Top 25 In 2019 Merchandise Sales

Fayetteville only team at the Single-A Advanced level to make list
July 30, 2020

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — Minor League Baseball released its annual list of the top 25 teams in merchandise sales for 2019. The Fayetteville Woodpeckers are proud to announce that they were among the top 25 out of 160 Minor League Baseball clubs. The Woodpeckers were the only Single-A Advanced team to

Bryan Abreu, Cristian Javier, and Enoli Paredes Crack Astros Opening Day Roster

Former Fayetteville fireballers figure to play key roles in Houston's pen in 2020
July 23, 2020

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – Three former Fayetteville Woodpeckers hurlers are represented on the Houston Astros Opening Day roster. Right-handers Bryan Abreu, Cristian Javier, and Enoli Paredes were each named among the 15 pitchers to open the season on the 30-man squad in advance of Friday’s opener. Among the Woodpeckers staff that

The Rick Herrema Foundation To Receive $10,000 Donation for Summer Camps

July 8, 2020

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. - Playing, learning, and growing: that’s what summer camp is all about at The Rick Herrema Foundation’s 50 acre green space called 'Rick’s Place,' located just minutes from Fort Bragg. The Fayetteville Woodpeckers are proud to give a donation of $10,000 to The Rick Herrema Foundation for camp

Woodpeckers 2020 Season Cancelled Due to COVID-19 Pandemic

June 30, 2020

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — The Fayetteville Woodpeckers 2020 Carolina League campaign has been officially cancelled as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Minor League Baseball announced today. “We support Minor League Baseball’s decision to cancel the 2020 season,” said Dan O’Neill, Senior Director of Business Operations for the Houston Astros. “We

Houston Astros Initial Player Pool Includes 13 Woodpeckers Players

Top prospects Bryan Abreu and Cristian Javier among ten former Fayetteville arms in Astros’ group of 56
June 29, 2020

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – With just one season in the books in Fayetteville, the Astros’ player development machine has already showcased a knack for developing talent set to make an impact at the Major League level. Showcasing an array of pitching talent that set the Carolina League record for strikeouts and

Ballpark Digest Recognizes Segra Stadium as Ballpark of the Decade

October 2, 2019

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. - The Fayetteville Woodpeckers, Class A Advanced MiLB affiliate of the Houston Astros, are pleased to announce that Ballpark Digest has recognized Segra Stadium as the High-A Ballpark of the Decade (2010-2019).Consideration for the recognition was established by the following criteria: The ballpark's design, combining both state-of-the-art with

$2,790 Raised For Second Harvest Food Bank Through CommUNITY First Initiative

279 tickets to be donated to local heroes of the COVID-19 pandemic
June 8, 2020

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. - The Fayetteville Woodpeckers are pleased to announce the results of their month-long participation in the MiLB CommUNITY First campaign. The national initiative, developed by Minor League Baseball in conjunction with Feeding America, encouraged participating teams and their fans to raise funds for local food banks and to honor

Team President Mark Zarthar To Leave Woodpeckers

Zarthar to join Philadelphia Flyers as Senior Vice President, Marketing
May 4, 2020

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. - Fayetteville Woodpeckers President Mark Zarthar has accepted an offer from the Philadelphia Flyers to join the team's front office as Senior Vice President of Marketing. Zarthar, 32, played a vital role in the development of Segra Stadium and the Woodpeckers organization, culminating in a successful 2019 inaugural season."Mark was the driving force

Fayetteville Woodpeckers Join Minor League Baseball's CommUNITY First Campaign

National Initiative will raise funds for Feeding America in response to global pandemic
April 28, 2020

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. - The Fayetteville Woodpeckers announced today they are joining MiLB CommUNITY First, a new national initiative developed by Minor League Baseball in conjunction with Feeding America, to raise funds for local food banks and to honor individuals risking their lives on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.Woodpeckers fans

Fayetteville Woodpeckers & Piedmont Natural Gas Unveil STEM Scholarship Program

Program will provide three $1,000 college scholarships to qualifying local high school seniors
April 15, 2020

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. - The Fayetteville Woodpeckers announced today they are teaming up with Piedmont Natural Gas to provide three $1,000 college scholarships to local high school seniors who plan to pursue a career in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) field.In support of high school seniors who have had

Torres K's Eight in First "Virtual" Win in Franchise History

April 9, 2020

The Fayetteville Woodpeckers put one in the win column with an opening day 6-4 triumph over the Frederick Keys. The sellout crowd at their homes watched shortstop Freudis Nova put on a fine performance, drilling a decisive three-run homer in the seventh as part of a four RBI night. Astros'

Woodpeckers 2019 Community and Charitable Giving Report

March 27, 2020

Since it's inception in March of 2019, the Fayetteville Woodpeckers Fund has implemented the Fayetteville Woodpeckers' desire to make a tangible impact on the Greater Fayetteville community through their official team charity. Investing over $71,000 in charitable giving, in-kind donations, and volunteer hours in their inaugural season, the Woodpeckers set

Segra Stadium Closed Temporarily

March 16, 2020

In the interest of reducing the possible impact of COVID-19, the Woodpeckers front office has implemented work from home policies until further notice. After consultation with the Houston Astros, we are confident we have a robust system in place for our staff to continue their work and outreach to our

March 12, 2020: Minor League Baseball Delays Season

March 13, 2020

St. Petersburg, FL. - Minor League Baseball (MiLB) issued the following statement today:"In light of the current coronavirus outbreak, and after consultation with medical professionals and our partners at Major League Baseball, Minor League Baseball will delay the start of the 2020 Championship Season. We will continue to monitor the

Fayetteville Woodpeckers Announce Broadcaster for 2020 Season

Matt Dean to be new "Voice of the Woodpeckers"
March 6, 2020

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. - The Fayetteville Woodpeckers have announced that Matt Dean will serve as the club's new Broadcasting and Communications Coordinator and "Voice of the Woodpeckers" for the 2020 season.Dean joins the Astros organization after spending the previous four seasons as the Broadcast and Media Relations Director with the Charleston Riverdogs (Low-A,

Woodpeckers Announce 2020 Promotional Schedule

Highlights include 12 Fireworks shows, 17 Giveaways, and over 25 Theme Nights!
March 4, 2020

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. - The Fayetteville Woodpeckers, Class-A Advanced affiliate of the Houston Astros, are excited to announce their 2020 promotional schedule for their second season of play at Segra Stadium. Individual tickets will go on sale to the public on Tuesday, March 10 at 10am both online and at the BB&T Now