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Huntington (WV) Mayor Dreaming of New Ballpark

Marshall Thundering Herd LogoWhile plans for a new ballpark in Huntington (WV) for Marshall University and possibly a minor-league affiliate are not even in the prenatal stages, Mayor Steve Williams is starting to beat the drum for the project.  Read more here.  Thanks to John Cerone for the link.

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NYPL to Send Franchise to Morgantown

NYPL LogoPRESS 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

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Site Work Said to Begin Soon for Bridgeport (WV) Ballpark Project

Frontier League logoWhile the deal is not finalized, a proposed plan by the indy pro Washington Wild Things (Frontier League) to build a new $10 million, 3,000 to 3,500-seat baseball stadium for a new franchise in Bridgeport (WV) at Charles Pointe appears to be moving forward, as site work for the project is expected to begin within 90 days.  The Wild Things are partnering with developer Genesis Partners and the city Continue reading

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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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Feasibility Study Awaiting Action by Development Authority

Frontier League logoParkersburg (WV) Mayor Bob Newell reiterated his desire to explore the idea of building a new baseball stadium for an indy pro Frontier League franchise  in his recent “State of the City” address.  The Parkersburg City Council voted in December to spend $10,000 to assist with a proposed baseball feasibility study.  The decision to pursue the study is awaiting action by the local development authority.  Read more here.

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Parkersburg Seeking Funds for Ballpark Feasibility Study

Frontier League logoThe Parkersburg (WV) City Council on Dec. 18 will consider a request from the mayor for $10,000 to help fund a two-part $50,000 feasibility study for a new ballpark for an expansion indy pro Frontier League franchise.  Read more here.  Thanks to John Cerone for the link.

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Parkersburg Still Considering Pro Baseball

Parkersburg (WV) held a third and final public meeting Tuesday night to gauge support for building a new stadium for an indy pro Frontier League franchise.  Sam Winans, who co-chairs the sports committee of the Wood County Development Authority, said the next step in the process is a feasibility study.  Read more here.

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Jamestown to Morgantown?

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.

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Ballpark Feasibility Fast Track for Parkersburg

The Wood County (WV) Economic Development Authority plans to expedite a feasibility study for a proposed new $8 to $10 million, 3,000-seat ballpark in Parkersburg for an expansion indy pro Frontier League franchise.  Read more here.

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Parkersburg (WV) Delegation Tours Wild Things’ Home

A delegation from Parkersburg (WV) interested in building a new ballpark and bringing a Frontier League franchise to town toured Consol Energy Park, home of the indy pro Washington Wild Things (Frontier League) on Wednesday.  Read more here.  As you might recall, there was chatter about a new ballpark in Parkersburg back in 2009.

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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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Morgantown Area Ballpark on Deck?

A developer responsible for the largest shopping complex in Morgantown (WV) says that plans for a new baseball stadium at University Town Center in Granville (WV) are being developed.  Read more here.

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Full Steam Ahead for New Huntington Ballpark

The West Virginia Economic Development Authority has authorized a developer to issue $26.5 million in tax-exempt bonds to finance the initial stage of a proposed $250 million downtown waterfront project that would include a new 2,500-seat baseball stadium to house the Marshall University baseball team and a summer collegiate Prospect League franchise. Read more here.

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