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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.
The panel charged with designing the new baseball stadium for the West Virginia University Mountaineers and a possible Single-A franchise will meet for the first time today. 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.
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.
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.