The Washington Wild Things (independent; Frontier League) have entered an exclusive deal to bring pro baseball to the Charles Pointe Master Planned Community in Bridgeport, West Virginia in 2014.
Charles Pointe is a $1.4-billion mixed-use community spanning over 1,700 acres in Bridgeport along the I-79 high tech corridor, combining commercial, residential and recreational opportunities, including this ballpark, in one community. The deal calls for Washington Frontier League Baseball to place an independent Frontier League team at a new facility.
“The addition of the ballpark complements our strategy and continues our mission of enhancing the quality of life of West Virginians.” said Rob Stuart, Director of Planning and Engineering at Genesis Partners.
Harrison County Commissioner Michael Romano added, “Consistent with our efforts of growth and attracting opportunity to North Central West Virginia, the Harrison County Commission certainly welcomes this investment in our community and look forward to supporting the ballpark and its efforts.”
“The Wild Things take it as a high compliment that our organization has been selected to bring minor league baseball to north central West Virginia,” said Stuart Williams, the Wild Things’ managing partner. “The people who live in the tri-state area, which includes south western Pennsylvania and north central West Virginia, share the core value of commitment to family, community, and charitable giving. We look forward to becoming a part of the north-central West Virginia community, in much the same way we became a part of the fabric of Washington County.”
Washington Frontier League Baseball currently offers Wild Thing’ baseball at CONSOL Energy Park in Washington, Pa. Its ownership group includes former Pittsburgh Steeler and recent inductee into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Dermontti Dawson.
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