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Parkersburg to study ballpark feasibility

Economic-development officials in Parkersburg (W. Va.) have commissioned AECOM to study the financial feasibility of a new ballpark. It’s no secret Parkersburg officials have sought a return of independent Frontier League baseball. So have officials from nearby Bridgeport. And while the approval of funding will certainly impact any chances of pro baseball for Morgantown (Bridgeport […]

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The Week That Was: April 1

No April Fools here: attendance expectations in Wilmington, indy-team comings and goings, and the sale of the Los Angeles Dodgers are this week’s top stories on Ballpark Digest, as measured by page views. What should Wilmington expect for new-ballpark attendance? Diamond Sports walks away from North American League management Wild Things to bring new team […]

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Wild Things to bring new team to Bridgeport, WV

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 […]

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The Ballpark at Harbor Yard / Bridgeport Bluefish

The Ballpark at Harbor Yard is a comfortable enough venue to watch the Bluefish take on the Atlantic League, which often includes a former major leaguer or two. FAST FACTS Year Opened: 1998 Capacity: 5,300 + 200 standing room Original Price: $19 million Dimensions: 325L, 405C, 405R Playing Surface: Grass Website: Phone: 203/345-4800 League: […]

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