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.
A hall of fame and museum and a merchandise store are part of West Virginia University’s plans for a new baseball stadium near Morgantown that will house the Mountaineers baseball team and potentially a Single-A New York-Penn League club. Read more here.
Members of West Virginia University’s Board of Governors on Thursday unanimously approved the purchase of a seven-acre property for the university’s new baseball stadium, which is also expected to house a relocated Single-A club. The property is located near University Town Centre across the Monongahela River from Morgantown in Granville. Read more here.
The West Virginia University Board of Governors will consider on Thursday a proposed $2.3 million land purchase for a new baseball stadium near Morgantown (WV) for the Mountaineers baseball team and a Single-A affiliated club. Read more here.
WVUsports.com baseball blogger John Antonik takes an interesting look at the ins and outs of securing the developing new ballpark in Morgantown (WV) for the West Virginia University Mountaineers baseball team and Single-A New York-Penn League franchise. Read more here. Thanks to Joe Mock for the link.
Just when you think the proposed new ballpark in Morgantown (WV) for the West Virginia University Mountaineers and a Single-A New York-Penn League franchise is a no go, a special session of the state legislature makes it happen by approving the tax-increment financing (TIF) bill for the project. Read more and view news clip here.
PRESS RELEASE – The New York-Penn League announced its intention to relocate one of its existing franchises to Morgantown, West Virginia. The Class A Short-Season professional baseball league plays a 76-game season from mid-June through early-September. This abbreviated schedule allows a league franchise to share a brand-new, state-of-the-art facility with the West Virginia Continue reading
The West Virginia State Senate has unanimously approved a bill that would create a tax increment financing project (TIF) to help support construction of a new stadium in Morgantown for the West Virginia University Mountaineers baseball team and potentially a minor-league franchise. The TIF plan must still be approved by the House and Governor. Read more here.
Courtesy Aerial Rendering
TribLive.com blogger Rob Biertempfel is reporting that the Pittsburgh Pirates’ newest affiliate, the Single-A Jamestown Jammers (New York-Penn League), have applied to relocate to the developing new ballpark in Morgantown (WV) as early as 2014. Read more here. Thanks to John Cerone for the news.
The state of West Virginia has approved a tax-increment financing (TIF) district for University Town Centre in Morgantown, which is the targeted location for a proposed new $15 million ballpark for the West Virginia University (WVU) Mountaineers and possibly a minor-league baseball team. Using TIF dollars to actually build the stadium still has to be approved. Read more here. Meanwhile, WVU Continue reading
The Monongalia County Commissioners on Thursday approved the use of tax-increment financing (TIF) for a development project near University Town Centre that includes a new ballpark for the West Virginia University Mountaineers and a possible minor-league club. Read more and view news clip here.
The renderings for the proposed new ballpark in Morgantown (WV) for the West Virginia University Mountaineers and possible minor league franchise have been released. View gallery here. The renderings were developed by Designstream, LLC in Pittsburgh, which also designed CONSOL Energy Park, home of the indy pro Washington Wild Things (Frontier League).
Kevin Turkall of Designstream LLC in Pittsburgh
With the new ballpark project moving forward in Morgantown (WV) for the West Virginia University Mountaineers, attention has turned toward finding a minor league tenant to fill dates during the summer. Low-attendance teams in the New York-Penn League are the most obvious targets. Read more here
The Monongalia County (WV) Commission voted unanimously Wednesday to approve using tax-increment financing (TIF) to fund a new ballpark for the West Virginia University baseball program and potentially a minor-league team. The TIF plan still faces a public hearing on June 27 and must be approved by the state legislature, which could happen before the end of summer. Read more here. Thanks to Joe Mock for the link.
The developer who is proposing a new 3,000 to 3,500-seat ballpark in Morgantown for the West Virginia University Mountaineers and potentially a minor league team made a presentation yesterday before the Monongalia County Commission. Read more and view view video here.
As reported earlier, a developer responsible for the largest shopping complex in Morgantown (WV) has plans for a new ballpark at University Town Center in Granville (WV). It appears that West Virginia University is a part of those talks, as the Mountaineers would like to see the use of tax increment financing (TIF) to help fund the project. Read more here.