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Ballpark Visit ALERT: Monongalia County Ballpark (Granville, WV)

West Virginia Black Bears LogoBrian Merzbach from BallparkReviews.com recently visited Monongalia County Ballpark, the new home of the West Virginia Black Bears (Single-A, New York-Penn League).  View photos and review here.

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Mountaineers Ballpark Construction Update

West Virginia University LogoNewYorkPennLeagueLogoA 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 hereView construction webcam here.

West Virginia University Ballpark Rendering 7.24.14

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Mountaineers Play Last Game at Hawley Field, New Ballpark Under Construction

West Virginia University LogoThe 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.

West Virginia Ballpark Rendering

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New Morgantown Ballpark: Let the Design Begin

West Virginia University LogoThe 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.

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WVU Approves Land Purchase for Stadium

West Virginia University LogoMembers 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.

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Ballpark Land Purchase Proposal on Deck

West Virginia University LogoThe 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.

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Epling Stadium a Success

West Virginia Miners LogoIn an editorial, The Register-Herald.com in Beckley (WV) sings the praises of Epling Stadium, the privately-built home of the summer collegiate West Virginia Miners (Prospect League).  In addition to high school games and tournaments, both Marshall University and West Virginia University will face foes at Epling during the 2013 season.  Read more here.

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Renderings of New WVU, Morgantown Ballpark Released

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

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Contemplating Minor League Tenants for New Morgantown Ballpark

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

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County Approves Ballpark Funding Plan

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.

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Morgantown Ballpark Proposal Takes Next Steps

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.

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WVU Wants NYPL Club for Ballpark Project

As we posted last week, West Virginia University is looking at building a new ballpark at University Town Center in Granville (WV).  To mitigate the cost, WVU would like to partner with a Single-A New York-Penn League club to fill seats during the summer months.  Read more here.

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WVU Wants TIF Funds for New Ballpark

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.

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