Fireworks Abound in All-Star Season

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. –Highlighted by five firework extravaganzas and the Coastal Plain League All-Star Game, the 2016 season at The Swamp will be one for the ages with memorable promotions each night throughout the entire summer.

The home opener kicks off the festivities on Wednesday, June 1st with the Magnet Schedule Giveaway presented by Freeman & Barrett, CPAs. The keepsake is great in helping mark your calendar with fun summertime activities throughout the SwampDogs’ celebratory 16th season.

2016 will be full of fireworks, quite literally. The first firework night of the year is presented by Mountaire Farms on Saturday June 4th. Healy Wholesale will also be giving away a gift that night to the first 500 fans over 21 years old. Military Appreciation Night presented by Lee Hyundai will be celebrated with fireworks on June 16th. Hendrick Chrysler Jeep Fiat and Disaster One bring back the annual Honoring America Firework Show which is accessible to the entire public following the game on July 3rd and is punctuated with the biggest firework spectacular in all of Fayetteville Independence Weekend. And the final spectacle of the season will be on Fan Appreciation Night with fireworks on August 5th.

The fourth pyrotechnic display will coincide with The 2016 Coastal Plain League All-Star Game, Home-Run Derby, and Fan Fest. The two-day event will begin on Sunday, July 10th with the All-Star Fan Fest and Home Run Derby at The Swamp. Then, on Monday, July 11th the stars of tomorrow take the field, representing each of the 16 teams in the Coastal Plain League in the 2016 All-Star Game. The festivities conclude with a firework celebration after the game.
Some new and unique nights in 2016 include Star Wars Night, Leave it to Bieber Night, and Our Super Sweet 16 Party celebrating the SwampDogs’ 16th season in Fayetteville.

The 10th Annual StriKing Out Cancer night will return July 16th with one-of-a-kind pink game jerseys being auctioned off to benefit Cape Fear Valley Health Foundation’s Friends of the Cancer Center.

The SwampDogs are also partnering with A Walk to End Alzheimer’s on August 4th for Bringing Memories Home Safe. There will be a special purple jersey, worn by the SwampDogs, auctioned off to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association.
Weekly promotional nights are back at The Swamp with Kids Eat Free Mondays, Tuesday Mania by Dogwood Realty Group returns with tons of games and contests, and Winning Wednesdays.

Other returning fan favorites include Summertime St. Paddy’s Night and the 12th Annual Family Fun Night with the Fun-Go Bobblehead Giveaway presented by Bob 96.5 FM. The complete promotional schedule can be viewed at

See the complete promotional schedule here.

Season tickets are on sale now and can be purchased by calling 910-426-5900, or by visiting


About the SwampDogs:
The Fayetteville SwampDogs enter their 16th season playing in the Coastal Plain League.  The SwampDogs are one of the most successful franchises in the league’s history, making the Petitt Cup Playoffs eight times in the past 11 seasons, reaching the championship round three times. The SwampDogs boast 90 alumni taken in the draft and have produced six players who have gone on to play in Major League Baseball including slugger Mark Reynolds and David Aardsma. For more information on the Fayetteville SwampDogs, visit their team website at and follow us on Twitter @GoSwampDogs and like us on Facebook at Fayetteville SwampDogs Baseball. Where baseball is fun!

About the Coastal Plain League:
The Coastal Plain League is the nation’s hottest summer collegiate baseball league. Celebrating its 20th season in 2016, the CPL features 16 teams playing in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. The CPL has had nearly 1,300 alumni drafted and 81 of those – including 2011 AL MVP and Cy Young winner Justin Verlander – make their Major League debut; while another notable alum – Russell Wilson – won Super Bowl XLVIII. For more information on the Coastal Plain League, please visit the league website at and follow us via Twitter @CPLBaseball.