PRESS RELEASE – The West Virginia Power, the Low-A South Atlantic League affiliate of the Seattle Mariners, is proud to announce several front office moves prior to the 2019 season, highlighted by the elevation of Jeremy Taylor to General Manager. Two former interns received full-time offers this past offseason, while several others added on to their organizational responsibilities and Dean Thomas joined the club as their new Game Entertainment and Production Manager.
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Power to Host 2019 South Atlantic League All-Star Game
PRESS RELEASE – The West Virginia Power, Class A affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates, are excited to announce, in conjunction with the Charleston Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, FestivALL, the City of Charleston and the South Atlantic League, that the club will host the 2019 South Atlantic League All-Star Game at Appalachian Power Park on Tuesday, June 18, 2019.
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Power Bolsters Front Office for 2018 Season
PRESS RELEASE – With the 2018 season fast approaching, the West Virginia Power are proud to announce numerous additions and promotions for the club’s front office staff. The Power have welcomed a new Head Groundskeeper, Account Executive, Suites Coordinator, Food and Beverage Assistant and Operations Assistant, while shifting several staff members into different departments and roles within the organization. Continue reading
Kahn Tabbed as New ‘Voice of the Power’
PRESS RELEASE – The West Virginia Power are excited to announce the hiring of David Kahn as the club’s new Broadcast and Media Relations Manager for the 2018 season. Kahn will be the lead voice on all 140 Power broadcasts, which can be heard on The Jock 1300 and 1340 AM and online at wvpower.com.
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Power Announce Videoboard Upgrade for 2017
PRESS RELEASE – The West Virginia Power, Class A affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates, are pleased to announce the purchase of a new high definition video board and production suite to enhance Appalachian Power Park. The Power, through an agreement with Total Sports Entertainment, will install a LSI Smartvision LED video board during the coming weeks. Continue reading
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Power Host ‘Redneck Night 5’ May 28
PRESS RELEASE – The West Virginia Power are pleased to announce the addition of national recording artists Love and Theft to the festivities of Redneck Night on May 28. The Power will host the Columbia Fireflies during the fifth incarnation of this award-winning promotion, which will feature a pre-game and post game concert by the duo from Nashville. Continue reading
Redneck Idol Highlights Redneck Night IV
PRESS RELEASE – The West Virginia Power will host their fourth annual Redneck Night on May 23, 2015. The Davisson Brothers Band will perform a concert from 5:30 until 6:30 and then again after the game. This award-winning theme night will also serve as the finals to a new singing contest called Redneck Idol. The Power will team with 96.1 The Wolf to help one aspiring musician along Continue reading
Power Overhauling Playing Surface
PRESS RELEASE – The West Virginia Power and the City of Charleston are pleased to announce that the playing surface at Appalachian Power Park will be renovated for the 2015 season. Carolina Green Corporation will perform the complete overhaul of the surface, as announced at a Charleston City Council meeting on October 6, 2014. Continue reading
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West Virginia Power Host Third Annual ‘Redneck Night’ Tonight
Baseball’s original redneck celebration is back for round three, as the Single-A West Virginia Power host Redneck Night on Saturday, May 24. The first 1,000 fans through the gate get a Power mason jar. Everyone in attendance will enjoy redneck-inspired games, a third redneck wedding, the first-ever ballpark divorce, and a special guest appearance.
West Virginia Power, Appalachian Power Extend Ballpark Naming Rights Deal
PRESS RELEASE – The West Virginia Power front office, in conjunction with Appalachian Power, are pleased to announce the renewal of the naming rights agreement for Appalachian Power Park. The agreement, announced on May 17, will guarantee that the ballpark on Charleston’s East End remains named after the state’s preeminent utility company through at least the 2024 season. Continue reading
Power Part Owner Launches Summer Collegiate Club
John Wilcox, part owner of the Single-A West Virginia Power (South Atlantic League), plans to launch the summer collegiate Mooresville Spinners (Carolina-Virginia Collegiate League) in Mooresville (NC), about 30 miles north of Charlotte. The team will play at Moor Park baseball field after Wilcox spends $75,000 in improving the facility. Read more here.
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Power Unveil Promos
PRESS RELEASE – The West Virginia Power, a Class-A affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates, are pleased to announced their 2014 promotional schedule. The 2014 season marks the Power’s tenth at Appalachian Power Park and comes filled with brand new promotional nights, giveaways and special appearances in addition to the return of some familiar theme nights and 17 fireworks shows. Continue reading
West Virginia Power Appoint Ken Fogel Executive Vice President
PRESS RELEASE – The West Virginia Power announced the hiring of Ken Fogel as Executive Vice President. Continue reading
Power Mark 10th Anniversary with Logo
PRESS RELEASE – On March 18, 2004, the shovels hit the dirt for the first time on the site designated to save baseball in Charleston. A new downtown baseball diamond was to be built after 56 years at Watt Powell Park in Kanawha City. Continue reading
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Power to Unveil 10th Anniversary Logo
The Single-A West Virginia Power (South Atlantic League) will host a South Charleston Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours at Charles Ryan & Associates tonight from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. to unveil a new logo to commemorate the team’s 10th season. Click here to RSVP for the event.
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Power Announce Music Festival, Cornhole Cup
PRESS RELEASE – The West Virginia Power announced today that they will host an all-day music festival at Appalachian Power Park on Saturday, September 21, 2013. Continue reading
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New Condos to Overlook Appalachian Power Park
A developer plans to build condominium-style lofts in the former Kyle Furniture warehouse overlooking the left-field wall of Appalachian Power Park, home of the Single-A West Virginia Power (South Atlantic League). Nice views! Read more and view photo here.
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Power Management Transition
PRESS RELEASE – The West Virginia Power announced that Executive Vice President Andy Milovich will be leaving the organization in mid-January to accept a similar position with a higher level South Carolina baseball franchise. Continue reading
TIF District Approved for Proposed Ballpark Location
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
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Power Win MiLB’s Promotion of the Month
The Single-A West Virginia Power (South Atlantic League) have won Minor League Baseball’s promotion of the month for May for the club’s “Redneck Night” held on May 26. As a result, the team will be a finalist for one of MiLB’s Golden Bobblehead Awards, which will be presented during MiLB’s Promotional Seminar in Reno (NV) in October. Read more here. View Redneck Night video here.
Ballpark Visit ALERT: Appalachian Power Park (Charleston, WV)
Andrea and Jim from BaseballRoadTrip.com recently visited Appalachian Power Park, home of the Single-A West Virgnia Power (South Atlantic League). Read review and view photos here.
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West Virginia Power to Shoot For MiLB Honors Saturday with ‘Redneck Night’
PRESS RELEASE – The West Virginia Power will host Redneck Night at Appalachian Power Park this Saturday, May 26th. The night will feature a camo hat giveaway courtesy of Bayer CropScience and 96.1 The Wolf, a Redneck Wedding and appearances by The General Lee, The World’s Strongest Redneck and The Cowboy Monkey Rodeo. Continue reading
Wine Bill Reaches Governor’s Desk
The Single-A West Virginia Power (South Atlantic League) might soon be able to sell wine at Appalachian Power Park, if the governor signs into law a bill passed by the legislature on Thursday. This development would also impact Appalachian League ballparks in Bluefield and Princeton, but apparently the Rookie Blue Jays and Rays don’t sell any alcohol. Read more here.
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Warehouse Renaissance at Appalachian Power Park
It’s taken a little time, but the historic warehouse office building attached to Appalachian Power Park, home of the Single-A West Virginia Power (South Atlantic League) is slowly filling up with tenants who appreciate the trendy warehouse look. Read more here.
Power Hire New GM
PRESS RELEASE – The West Virginia Power are pleased to announce the addition of Tim Mueller to their staff. Mueller, originally from Ocala, FL, will take on the role of General Manager and oversee the day to day operations and sales efforts of the team. He brings 15 years of industry experience with him, most recently as the Vice President of the Kannapolis Intimidators, a South Atlantic League Continue reading
Power Unveil New Mascot
The West Virginia Power last night unleashed “Chuck,” the team’s new mascot. The furry yellow creature sports a black bowler hat, red bandana, and an eye patch. The Phillie Phanatic-style, “What the heck is it?” character was created by Raymond Entertainment Group. Chuck permanently replaces the Power Pack mascot crew: Hydro, Gusty, Axe, Charlie and Pyro. Read more and view photos here.