Tag Archives: Morgantown (WV)
Joe Mock from BaseballParks.com recently visited Monongalia County Ballpark, the new home of the West Virginia Black Bears (Single-A, New York-Penn League) and West Virginia University Mountaineers (Big-12). Mr. Mock’s comprehensive review covers the stadium’s development, design and construction, amenities, concessions, and overall fan experience. Read more and view photos here.
The West Virginia Black Bears (Single-A, New York-Penn League) kicked off their inaugural season in their new $21 million home Friday night in front of a reported crowd of 3,019. Read more here. View photos here. The former Jamestown Jammers relocated to Morgantown (WV) from New York after the 2014 season. The Bears share Monongalia County Ballpark with the University of West Virginia baseball team.
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.
After more than 2,500 suggestions and over 10,000 fan votes online, Rich Baseball Operations announced today that the “West Virginia Black Bears” has been chosen as the name of their new (relocating Jamestown Jammers) Single-A New York-Penn League franchise in Morgantown (WV). Read more here. The team’s website can be found at WestVirginiaBlackBears.com. You can follow Continue reading
Rich Baseball Operations announced on Thursday that they have appointed Matthew Drayer as general manager of the relocating Single-A Jamestown Jammers (New York-Penn League) that will begin play in Morgantown (WV) in 2015. John Pogorzelski has been named as assistant GM and sales manager. Read more here.
Friday, Oct. 17, is the deadline for fans to vote for one of 10 possible names for the soon-to-be-rebranded Single-A Jamestown Jammers (New York-Penn League) relocating to Morgantown (WV), including Black Bears, Black Diamonds, Canaries, Coal Kings, Coal Sox, The Energy, Moonshiners, Muskets, Wild Ones, and The Wonder. Click here to learn more about the names and make your pick.
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.
A new rendering of the Monongalia County Ballpark currently under construction for the West Virginia University Mountaineers baseball team (and possibly a Single-A New York-Penn League club) in Morgantown (WV) has surfaced. The new stadium is scheduled to open in time for the 2015 college baseball season. Read more here. View construction webcam here.
The West Virginia University Mountaineers closed out Hawley Field with 12-6 win over the University of Texas Longhorns Sunday before a crowd of 2,237 — the second-largest crowd ever to watch a game at the 44-year-old ballpark. Read more here. The Mountaineers will begin play at the new 2,500-seat Monongalia County Ballpark scheduled to open in 2015. View photo of a simulated game at the new site here.