West Virginia officials, citing winter weather that slowed construction, will delay the opening of the new Monongalia County Ballpark under construction for the West Virginia University Mountaineers and West Virginia Black Bears (Single-A, New York-Penn League). Originally set for March 17, officials are now aiming for an April 10 stadium debut. Read more here.
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As expected, the Single-A Jamestown Jammers (New York-Penn League) will reportedly be relocating to Morgantown (WV) and play at Monongalia County’s new baseball stadium being built for the West Virginia University Mountaineers. Read more here. Look for an indy pro or summer collegiate club to quickly fill the void at Russell Diethrick Park. Thanks to John Cerone for the link. UPDATED: View official release here.
West Virginia University and the community held a ceremonial groundbreaking Thursday for a new $16 million ballpark in Morgantown (WV) for the Mountaineers baseball team and possible Single-A New York-Penn League franchise. The project is slated to open in time for the 2015 season. Read more and view photo gallery here.
The Monongalia County Commission received an update Wednesday on the developing new baseball stadium in Morgantown for West Virginia University, and officials say the minor league franchise expected to join the Mountaineers as tenants has not pulled out, despite rumors to the contrary. Read more and watch news clip here. View renderings here.