Fayetteville Fatbacks? 5 finalists for new minor league team name released

(City of Fayetteville)

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) – Fayetteville is getting a new minor league baseball team – but what should their name be?

The Houston Astros’ new affiliate will certainly have a unique name based off the finalists.


The names are:

  • Fayetteville Woodpeckers – which references the endangered red-cockaded woodpecker which calls Fayetteville home
  • Fayetteville Wood Dogs – references the Dogwood tree that can be found across the city
  • Fayetteville Jumpers – Obviously comes from the 82nd Airborne
  • Fayetteville Fatbacks – references the delicious treat that comes from a pig’s back
  • Fayetteville Fly Traps – refers to the Venus Fly Trap, which is found in North and South Carolina

What is your favorite? Vote below!

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