Gov. Tomblin Approves TIF for Proposed Stadium

  • By Amy Shuler Goodwin
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  • September 11, 2012 08:05 PM
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CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Morgantown''s proposed new baseball stadium has rounded third and is now heading home.

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today announced the West Virginia Development Office has approved a new property tax increment financing ("Property Tax TIF") district and project that will authorize funding for the development of water, sewer, and other infrastructure that will support the expansion of developments near the University Towne Center located near Westover and Star City.

The Monongalia County Commission had previously applied for the Property Tax TIF.

"Recently, I had the opportunity to walk the property where this development is expected to take root," Gov. Tomblin said. "This project holds great promise for better traffic flow, state-of-the-art facilities for WVU and the community, as well as retail job growth in the region. This is just the first step but it is an important step."

“We are very pleased with the announcement today by Gov. Tomblin,” said West Virginia University Director of Athletics Oliver Luck. “The proposed baseball park will be a great benefit to the North Central West Virginia community with minor league, WVU, Fairmont State, as well as American Legion Post 2 baseball.”

The project, developed by Mon-View LLC, is anticipated to facilitate economic development in excess of $100 million in retail, commercial and other development.

“We appreciate very much the governor’s leadership on this issue, as well as the leadership of Sens. (Bob) Beach, (Roman) Prezioso and (Jeff) Kessler,” Luck concluded.


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Big 12 Releases 2014 Baseball Slate

  • By Laura Rasmussen
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  • September 11, 2012 03:05 PM
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IRVING, Texas - The Big 12 Conference has announced its league series matchups for the 2014 season.

The Conference season opens on March 14 with the final series of the regular season over the weekend of May 16. The dates for the 2014 Phillips 66 Big 12 Baseball Championship are Wednesday, May 21-Sunday, May 25 in Oklahoma City.

The 2013 Big 12 baseball season kicks off on Friday, Feb. 13.


Kansas at Texas
Texas Tech at Baylor
(Bye: K-State, OU, OSU, TCU, WVU)

Oklahoma State at Baylor
Kansas State at Oklahoma
Texas Tech at TCU
(Bye: KU, UT, WVU)

Baylor at West Virginia
Oklahoma at Kansas
TCU at Oklahoma State
Texas at Texas Tech
(Bye: K-State)

Baylor at Texas
Kansas at Kansas State
West Virginia at TCU
Texas Tech at Oklahoma State
(Bye: OU)

TCU at Kansas
Kansas State at Texas Tech
Oklahoma State at West Virginia
Texas at Oklahoma
(Bye: BU)

Baylor at Kansas State
Kansas at Oklahoma State
West Virginia at Oklahoma
TCU at Texas
(Bye: TTU)

Kansas at Baylor
Kansas State at West Virginia
Oklahoma at Texas Tech
Oklahoma State at Texas
(Bye: TCU)

Baylor at Oklahoma
Texas Tech at Kansas
Kansas State at TCU
Texas at West Virginia
(Bye: OSU)

West Virginia at Kansas
Oklahoma State at Kansas State
Oklahoma at TCU
(Bye: BU, UT, TTU)

MAY 16
TCU at Baylor
Texas at Kansas State
West Virginia at Texas Tech
Oklahoma at Oklahoma State
(Bye: KU)

MAY 21-25
Phillips 66 Big 12 Baseball Championship,
Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark, Oklahoma City, Okla.