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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The 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.