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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Minor League Baseball Stadium Feasibility Study

The following FAQ answers some potential questions that residents might have.

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  • What is team name/mascot?

  • When will the new baseball team be here?

  • Are the Houston Astros bringing the Major League or Minor League team here?

  • What league will the team play in?

  • Will we ever get to meet the players at games?

  • Will the Astros ever come here for an exhibition game against the Minor league team, the way that other Major League teams have done with their N.C. Minor League teams?

  • Will the team do things with schools and the community?

  • What is going to happen to the Swampdogs?

  • What were the results from the baseball survey? (1,348 surveys were completed and 60,000 were distributed)

  • When will the new stadium be finished?

  • How much will the new stadium cost me as an individual taxpayer?

  • What is the total price of the stadium?

  • Where is the stadium being built?

  • How many seats will there be in the stadium?

  • Will the new stadium feature other events?

  • Why can’t the new Minor League team just move into J.P. Riddle Stadium to save taxpayers money?

  • Where will people park?