Fayetteville Technical Community College announced today that the Cumberland County Board of Commissioners voted during the Commissioners' meeting, Monday, to gift J. P. Riddle Stadium, passing ownership to the college. FTCC will begin using the stadium during the spring of 2019 for the launch of the FTCC Trojans' inaugural men's baseball season.
Men's baseball teams from FTCC and Freedom Christian Academy will join the Fayetteville SwampDogs in utilizing the field and stadium.
"We've been partners with FTCC for a number of years and are looking forward to the next step in our relationship," SwampDogs General Manager, Jeremy Aagard said.
"We thank the Cumberland County Commissioners for this opportunity to be associated with the J. P. Riddle Stadium and to continue the Riddle family's intent to share this asset with the citizens of Cumberland County," FTCC President, Dr. Larry Keen said. "The gifting of the stadium to the College provides opportunities for three organizations to use the ballpark for men's baseball training, activities and games. For FTCC, the gifting also represents unique educational opportunities involving engagement of FTCC staff, faculty and students representing various academic program areas in support of the use, upgrade, maintenance and promotion of FTCC events at the property."