FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – The Fayetteville SwampDogs are pleased to announce the beginning of an exciting partnership with America’s Railroad®, Amtrak. Amtrak will be the exclusive railway of the Fayetteville SwampDogs.
The SwampDogs and Amtrak are both committed to delivering the best possible service in their fields – for the SwampDogs that means family fun and entertainment during games, and for Amtrak it means high-quality, safe, on-time rail passenger service that exceeds customer expectations.
One of the most exciting aspects of the partnership between the SwampDogs and Amtrak is a special promotion during the 2016 season. On MLB Night presented by Amtrak, fans in attendance will enter a raffle for their chance to win free round trip tickets from Fayetteville to Atlanta, Ga. on Amtrak, and tickets to an Atlanta Braves home game. More information on when MLB Night presented by Amtrak will be held will be released along with the SwampDogs promotional schedule.
“We’re very excited to have Amtrak on board as a parner for the 2016 season,” said SwampDogs assistant general manager Joe Vasile. “When fans come from out of town to enjoy all of the affordable family fun at a SwampDogs game, they can do so in style and comfort by riding in on one of Amtrak’s beautiful, state-of-the-art trains.”
It will be easy for SwampDogs fans wishing to experience the luxury and convenience of rail travel with Amtrak to book their next trip, as all they will have to do is go to the online home of the SwampDogs, www.goswampdogs.com, and click on the Amtrak logo on the home page.
The Amtrak station in Fayetteville is located downtown at 427 Hay Street, and services the Silver Meteor, Silver Star and Palmetto lines. The Silver Meteor and Silver Star connect New York City to Miami, Fla., while the Palmetto runs from New York City to Savannah, Ga. Both routes feature several exciting stops along the way so you can explore some of the best cities on the east coast, including of course Fayetteville.
“The partnership between America’s Railroad and the All-American Game in the All-American City was a natural one,” said Vasile. “We’re excited to add even more new and exciting promotions for our 16th season and enhance what is already the best family-friendly entertainment in Fayetteville.”
Amtrak is America’s Railroad®, the nation’s intercity passenger rail service and its high-speed rail operator. Amtrak and its state and commuter partners move people, the economy and the nation forward. Formally known as the National Railroad Passenger Corporation, Amtrak is governed by a nine member board of directors appointed by the President of the United States and confirmed by the U.S. Senate. Anthony R. Coscia is board chairman and Jeffrey R. Moreland is vice chairman. In FY 2014, nearly 31 million passengers traveled on Amtrak on more than 300 daily trains – at speeds up to 150 mph (241 kph) – that connect 46 states, the District of Columbia and three Canadian Provinces. Enjoy the journey® at Amtrak.com or call 800-USA-RAIL for schedules, fares and more information. Like us on Facebook, Follow us on Twitter (@Amtrak) and check out our blog at blog.amtrak.com.
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 www.goswampdogs.com 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 19th season in 2015, the CPL features 15 teams playing in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. The CPL gives college players the chance to refine their skills with the use of wooden bats. Players are housed with local host families for the summer and past experiences have been very positive for both players and hosts. The CPL has had over 1,200 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 www.coastalplain.com and follow us via Twitter @CPLBaseball.