Before you go to a minor league baseball in Fayetteville, here’s everything you need to know about a Fayetteville Woodpeckers baseball game.
To help you plan the rest of your trip in town, check out all our Fayetteville, NC posts.
If you haven’t been to downtown Fayetteville, NC in a while, your next trip will look a lot different. That’s because right in the middle of Hay Street is Segra Stadium, home of the MiLB team: The Fayetteville Woodpeckers.
If you haven’t been to a game there yet this season, you should definitely check one out. We went to Fayetteville in July 2019 specifically for the chance to check out a game. The stadium was beautiful. It was brand new, so that was pretty expected.
One of the super unique things about the stadium is it sits between two railroad tracks, and you do get trains passing by. On the first pass, the announcer played Johnny Cash’s Folson Prison Blues (which starts, “I hear the train a comin’ / It’s rollin’ ’round the bend”), so that was pretty fantastic.
At one point, a train transporting military vehicles passed by, and that’s a small reminder that Fayetteville is a military town. You’re sitting at a stadium, enjoying a night out, while many families are sitting in their homes not too far away missing family members who are away defending America. You don’t get to go to Fayetteville and forget that. Not even during a baseball game.
And you don’t forget that if you do a loop around the stadium.
Behind left field sits the Chair of Honor, a seat that remains unoccupied in honor of the Prisoners of War (POW) and those Missing in Action (MIA). There will always be a seat at Segra Stadium for them.
We went on a day when the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra was having a concert at Festival Park, which sits on the other side of the aforementioned railroad tracks. The concert had fireworks — which went off during the 7th inning. I’ve been to games with fireworks before. In fact, the Woodpeckers have them often through the season. But I’ve never sat in my seat at a baseball game and watched fireworks happen during the game.
Also, there’s a taco counter on the scoreboard. If the Woodpeckers score six or more runs, spectators receive a coupon for a free taco at a local Mexican restaurant after the game. After a three-run home run happened during our game, the fans erupted, “Let’s Go Ta-Cos.” Those are my kind of people.
If they’re yours too, you’ll want to go to a game. But be sure to check out this post first to get all your questions answered.
Everything You Need To Know About A Fayetteville Woodpeckers Game
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They are. The Fayetteville Woodpeckers are a Class A Advanced Affiliate of the Houston Astros. The Woodpeckers are part of the Carolina League.
The team’s first season as the Fayetteville Woodpeckers was the 2019 season. However, from 2017 to 2018 the team was known as the Buies Creek Astros and played at Jim Perry Stadium in Buies Creek, NC.
The Buies Creek location was always temporary. The Houston Astros started looking for a place in Fayetteville to locate a team in 2016, signing a 30 year lease with the city. Before the stadium plans were approved by the Fayetteville City Council in 2019, the Astros had to find a temporary location for the team. Buies Creek was it.
There was actually a contest to name the team. The winning name was the Woodpeckers in honor of the endangered red-cockaded woodpecker.
Red, black, and white.
Segra Stadium is located at 472 Hay Street in Fayetteville, NC.
Segra Stadium doesn’t have its own parking lot. There is a parking lot being constructed next to the stadium, but not for the benefit of the stadium. It’s to maximize the amount of parking available downtown. So patrons of downtown will be able to use it regardless of if they’re heading to a Woodpeckers game or not.
There is currently on-street parking for free downtown, but those rules changed as of July 15, 2019. It’s mostly to encourage off-street parking for game attendees so on-street parking is available for patrons of the local businesses on Hay Street.
There are handicapped accessible parking in the lot behind City Hall across Hay Street. There are also a limited number of spaces in front of the Box Office. Be sure to check if you can park there all game, though.
Ticket prices, for a single game, range from $9 for berm seating to $40 for seats in the Veterans Club lounge. Children who are 2 and under do not require a ticket (but must sit on someone’s lap in the stadium). There are also season tickets and half-season tickets available.
You can buy them at this link, calling 910-339-1989, or at the Box Office at Segra Stadium. The Fayetteville Woodpeckers Box Office is open Monday through Friday from 10 am to 6 pm, Saturday from 10 am to 3 pm, and on game days throughout the entire game.
The woman I spoke with at the box office suggested getting there early on weekend game days because it can get busy.
No. You’re assigned a seat when you purchase a ticket, and that’s your seat. You can choose general admission and sit on the berm, stadium seats, club seats, or the super fun rocking chair section.
You can’t bring folding or captain’s chairs into the stadium. But you can bring in blankets and towels, and you can use those to sit on in the berm area.
You can. And you can wave them to your heart’s content … as long as they don’t interfere with other spectators watching the game.
They open one hour prior to game time.
There is. Just make sure to get your re-entry stamp at the “Woodpeckers Ask” booth behind home plate before you leave.
Yes! The stadium has a bunch of main concessions: 82nd & Hay Grille (behind Section 119), Bowley’s BBQ (behind Section 116), Bagwell’s Burgers (behind Section 127), Healy’s Right Field Bar (located, as you would expect, in Right Field), and Sgt. Stubby’s Hot Dogs (behind Section 122), Sherwood’s Steaks, and Sweet Martha’s (behind Section 122).
What’s fun about these is four are named with the military in mind. The only exceptions are Bagwell’s Burgers (named after the Astros’ career first baseman Jeff Bagwell) and Healy’s Right Field Bar (named for the beer and wine distributorship Healy Wholesale, who is a partner). A small note about Healy’s: It’s open during Thursdays when the team is on the road and offers Thirsty Thursday pricing.
The 82nd & Hay Grille is named for the 82nd Airborne Division (and Hay Street, the stadium’s address) Side note: If you’re in town for a game, you should check out the Airborne & Special Operations Museum. It’s amazing. Bowley’s BBQ is named for Lieutenant General Albert Jesse Bowley Sr. commander of Fort Bragg, NC for seven years in the 1920’s.
Sgt. Stubby’s Hot Dogs is named after Sgt. Stubby, America’s most-decorated military dog. Sherwood’s Steaks honors Staff Sergeant Sherwood H. Hallman, a US Army soldier who was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor after her was killed in action during World War II.
And Sweet Martha’s is named after the singer and actress Martha Raye, who received the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award at the 1969 Academy Awards because of her volunteer tours during World War II, the Korean conflict, and the Vietnam conflict.
Yup, there are. You can find items like the cheese steak nachos at Bowley’s BBQ. You can request your hot dog from Sgt. Stubby’s Hot Dogs to be served without a bun, too, in order to make it gluten-free that way. But if you are very gluten-sensitive, stick with the nachos. Or the Kona Ice. Sugar is gluten-free.
No, you can’t bring outside food into the stadium. Unless you’re bringing in baby food. That’s okay.
You are allowed to bring one 20 oz. unopened, factory sealed water bottle into the stadium. You can also bring in an empty bottle to fill there.
There are water fountains throughout the stadium, so you can fill your bottle (or, if you’re like, fill your Kona Ice cup).
It is. There’s a full Kids Zone with bounce houses and games for the kids. It’s behind left field, but it’s sectioned off. So you can’t bring the kids there and expect to watch the game at the same time.
Kids ages 4 to 12 can run the bases after every Sunday home game.
There are also games like Jenga and cornhole set up in the picnic area behind Healey’s.
Thirty Thursday has drink deals, there are fireworks, giveaways, and more. Find the team’s full promotional schedule here.
Yes, the Bird’s Nest (the Fayetteville Woodpeckers store) is attached to the stadium. It’s open Monday through Friday from 10am to 6pm and Saturday from 10am to 3pm. It stays open for 30 minutes after each home game is over.
It is accessible to the public, but closes to outside ballpark traffic one hour before gates open.
Yes! Bunker! He’s outside before the game to take photos with fans. You can also find him on the field and in the stands during the game.
Of course! But not during the game.
Autograph seekers can line the railing between Sections 108 to 113 and 125 to 128 either 20 minutes before game time or after the game ends. We happened to be sitting in this section and it was the sweetest thing to see the players signing for the fans.
Spectators are allowed to catch foul and home run balls and keep them. Just keep in mind that catching them is your responsibility, and if you get hurt, you can’t blame the team.
Spectators also need to keep away from any fair balls that are in play.
As long as you are using the photos for personal use, you can bring in cameras with lens that are shorter than 8-inches. Anything longer will require a press pass.
You cannot bring in selfie sticks though, no matter who you are.
Seriously, propose at the next game I’m at. Please. I’m a sucker for a proposal that happens in public. If you do want to propose at a game, call 910-339-1989 or email [email protected] You can also take bridal photos there too. Just get in touch the same way.
Of course! Doesn’t everyone have a hashtag these days? It’s #TakeFlight.
Where To Stay In Fayetteville:
If you’re planning a trip to see the Fayetteville Woodpeckers in action, and you don’t want to drive home after, you need to find somewhere to sleep.
There are a ton of hotels in the area, so you have a lot of options. Check out a few of them and search for availability below:
- Baymont by Wyndham
- Comfort Inn Fayetteville
- Courtyard by Marriott
- DoubleTree by Hilton
- Embassy Suites Fayetteville/Fort Bragg
- Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott
- Home2 Suites by Hilton
- Ramada Plaza by Wyndham
- Residence Inn by Marriott
- Wingate by Wyndham
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Saturday 27th of July 2019
It sounds like you had a great time! What a detailed insight into what goes on! I'm sure it's not like that in the UK!
Saturday 27th of July 2019
Wednesday 24th of July 2019
Looks like a fun activity and adventure with the family.
Tuesday 16th of July 2019
We love going to the Woodpeckers game! We were spoiled with box seats and had such a great time!
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Tuesday 16th of July 2019
Oh, I want to sit in a catered section next time. That looked amazing!
Monday 15th of July 2019
We don't play baseball in the UK, but this looks awesome.
drugstore diva lisa
Monday 15th of July 2019
That's changing! The MLB London Series is bringing our Major League Baseball to London, in the UK, for four games between 2019 and 2020!