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Sunday, April 12, 2015

WVU vs Butler (Grand Opening Pictures)

I posted some press release photos of the new baseball stadium that will be shared by WVU and the West Virginia Black Bears on Friday, but figured I would show some in person pics that my wife took. Overall the experience was very positive. Right now the stadium holds around 3000, but once some landscaping items are completed their will be some outfield reserve tickets as well.

The main issues right now are parking as the lots won't be finished until sometime next year. Thankfully the University got the support of the nearby businesses and allowed game traffic to park for free. Traffic was a small issue as right now their is only one way to reach the stadium which caused some traffic congestion before the game. The long term solution is that a new interstate entrance is being added which will alleviate any congestion. I'm guessing that will be a couple of years before that is opened.

 The walk down from a nearby business.
 They did a really nice job to take advantage of the scenic aspects of our state.
 Still lots of work to complete.

 Pregame ceremonies. The Pirates had many higher ups in attendance including team owner Bob Nutting.


 WVU getting ready to take the field.
 A retired 4 Star General who is a WVU grad threw out the first pitch.

A nice panoramic of the stadium.

WVU won the game in walkoff fashion in 13 innings so the sell out crowd went home happy. I'm very excited for the upcoming Black Bear stadium.

Happy for the game winner! The old man was not impressed.



16 comments:

  1. looks like a fun park! Nice selfie of the happy couple!

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    1. Great park. It will be great for the area.

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  2. Looks like a good stadium. I hope you can make it to a lot of games.

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    1. I really have no excuse not to since it is so close to my house.

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  3. Looks awesome! I'm really excited to get down to a couple games this year. Hopefully the Blackbears have a couple cool SGA's.

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    1. Time your next visit around a game and we'll meet up.

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  4. Very cool, looks like you had a great time! Reminds me I've been wanting to get over to a Michigan game soon, and I have no excuse not to since I get in free.

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    1. Free is good. Do you work for Michigan?

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    2. I do, so there's some nice perks like that. Can't beat seeing the home team win like your guys did!

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    3. That is a nice perk. Usually we are just give the opportunity for season tickets without paying the donation amount.

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  5. Looks like a great time,Matt.That first pic withe mountainous skyline Is beautiful!

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    1. It really is a nice addition to our town. Nice to see baseball getting some love in a town where football rules.

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  6. Looks like a great stadium -- but the walk back to the car uphill looks less than fun!

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    1. It is actually not as steep as the picture makes it seem. Plus parking was just right above there so it was a really short walk. Once they get the lot done it will eliminate the walk.

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  7. Great looking stadium. You should have a fun summer

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    1. My wife thinks that she will never see me now between Pirate and Black Bear games!

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