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New Ballpark Construction Update


By Grant Dovey for WVUsports.com
August 21, 2014 02:34 PM
 

If you have been to the site of the new WVU baseball ballpark recently, you noticed how quickly it has taken shape.

Following the completion of concrete footers in the concourse area, construction crews have begun to insert steel supports for the press box and suite levels.

The initial phases of construction for the Mountaineers clubhouse and office areas are underway along the right field line. The bottom floor of that structure will be cement, while the second floor will feature steel supports.

In front of the steel frame is where the foundation will be laid for the dugouts and the backstop.

Mascaro Construction continues to track right on schedule.

Ground was officially broken on Oct. 17, 2013 and the new facility is expected to include 2,500 seats with additional seating along the hillside.

The ballpark will be a synthetic surface to accommodate severe weather and heavy use, with the exception of a clay pitchers mound. The dimensions will be 325 feet down the left and right field lines, 375 to the power alleys and 400 to center field.

Just beyond the right field fence will serve as the everyday home for the Mountaineers. Players and staff will have access to a clubhouse, offices, team theater, strength and conditioning facilities, and athletic training room and an equipment room.

Images used are conceptual and subject to change.



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