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Marshall U. Ballpark Groundbreaking Set for Saturday

The long-awaited baseball stadium at Marshall University is a step closer to reality.  A groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled at 10:30 a.m. Saturday on the old Flint Group pigments property in Huntington (WV) (between 3rd and 5th Avenue) — the site for the state-of-the-art facility.  Read more here.

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Marshall U. Secures Land for New Ballpark

Marshall University has completed the purchase of the Flint Group Pigments property in Huntington (WV) from the Huntington Municipal Development Authority.  The land will be used to construct the Thundering Herd’s new baseball stadium, which is set to open in Huntington in March 2021.  Read more here.

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Land Sale Agreement Advances Thundering Herd Ballpark Project

Members of the Huntington Municipal Development Authority agreed Monday to sell the future site of the planned Marshall University baseball stadium to the university.  Construction of the the $22-million, 3,500-seat stadium is slated to be placed out for bid by November 2019 with ground breaking by March 2020.  Read more here.

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Marshall U., City of Huntington Schedule Ballpark-Related Announcement

The realization of a new baseball stadium for Marshall University appears to taking the next big step.  The Huntington Municipal Development Authority, the City of Huntington (WV), Marshall University and Marshall Athletics have scheduled a special announcement regarding the purchase of the Flint Group property, the planned site of the new ballpark, at an event at 3 p.m. Thursday.  Read more here.

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Marshall University Moves Forward with Ballpark Plan, Hires Architect

Marshall University took a huge step toward building a baseball stadium Friday when athletic director Mike Hamrick announced the school has hired an architect to design the long-awaited facility.  The park not only would be home to Marshall baseball, but also could house a minor league team.  Read more here.

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Marshall U. Seeking Ballpark Designer

Marshall University in Huntington (WV) is seeking “expressions of interest” from architectural firms to provide full service design for a new baseball facility and renovating a portion of Gullickson Hall.  Read more here.

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New Ballpark Plan on Deck in Huntington (WV)

The city of Huntington (WV) is hoping a planned redevelopment of its blighted Highlawn neighborhood will play an important role in the city’s future economy.  Using grant funding from government agencies and a private foundation, the city has crafted an ambitious plan that envisions a new hotel and conference center, an advanced manufacturing expansion and new facilities for Marshall University — including a baseball stadium to host the Thundering Herd.  Read more here.

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On the Hunt for Land for Thundering Herd’s New Home

Marshall University’s baseball team has finished its 12th season of playing home games at Charleston’s (WV) Appalachian Power Park — 50 miles from the UM campus in Huntington.   Others were played in Beckley and a series this past season was moved to the bare-bones diamond at the YMCA Kennedy Center, 6 miles northeast of the MU campus.  Read more here.

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Ballpark Talk Back on Deck in Huntington

The Marshall University’s baseball team technically has three home fields, but none on or even near campus.  With a recent proposal by the city of Huntington (WV), the Thundering Herd may have a new ballpark in the not-too-distant future.  Read more here.

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Marshall U. Ballpark Plan on Deck

Marshall Thundering Herd LogoThe Huntington (WV) YMCA has reportedly sent a proposal to Marshall University calling for $3.5 million in upgrades to George Smailes Field at the YMCA-owned Kennedy Center, where the Thundering Herd have practiced and played non-conference games for several years.  This proposal could die, as Marshall awaits action by Mayor Steve Williams on  his ballpark plan.  Read more here.  Thanks to John Cerone for the story.

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Huntington (WV) Mayor Dreaming of New Ballpark

Marshall Thundering Herd LogoWhile plans for a new ballpark in Huntington (WV) for Marshall University and possibly a minor-league affiliate are not even in the prenatal stages, Mayor Steve Williams is starting to beat the drum for the project.  Read more here.  Thanks to John Cerone for the link.

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More Bonds Approved for Huntington (WV) Ballpark

The West Virginia Economic Development Authority has approved an additional $11.4 million in bonds to fund the RiverPlace project that includes a 2,500-seat ballpark for Marshall University and a likely summer collegiate Prospect League franchise.  To date, a total 0f $50 million in bonds have been approved for the project.  Read more here.

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Full Steam Ahead for New Huntington Ballpark

The West Virginia Economic Development Authority has authorized a developer to issue $26.5 million in tax-exempt bonds to finance the initial stage of a proposed $250 million downtown waterfront project that would include a new 2,500-seat baseball stadium to house the Marshall University baseball team and a summer collegiate Prospect League franchise. Read more here.

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Request for Ballpark Cash Tabled in Huntington

An application by private developers for $50 million in tax-exempt Recovery Zone Facility bonds for development of the RiverPlace project near downtown Huntington (WV) was tabled on Thursday by the West Virginia Economic Development Authority.  The project would include a 2,500-seat baseball stadium for use by Continue reading

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