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Parkersburg businesses polled on ballpark viability

Proponents of a new Parkersburg (W. Va.) ballpark are polling local businesses to determine their potential financial support for a pro team and a pro venue. Several business groups, including the Greater Parkersburg Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Chamber of Commerce of the Mid-Ohio Valley, Marietta Chamber of Commerce, Belpre Chamber of Commerce and the […]

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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: October 14

The future of Richmond baseball, spring training, new ownership in affiliated and indy ranks, and the new-ballpark efforts in Tampa Bay. The top stories of the past week on Ballpark Digest, as measured by page views. Coca-Cola Field / Buffalo Bisons Glendale: We need to rework spring-training leases Spat between Cubs, Mayor Rahm continues Canal […]

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Parkersburg continues ballpark debate; Ripken Design reportedly interested

Parkersburg (W. Va.) officials held a third public meeting about a possible new ballpark for an independent Frontier League team, with Ripken Design expressing interest in the planning process. Crowds were small for the three public meetings, and many of the concerns were what you’d expect: whether public money should be spent on a new […]

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Frontier League returning to Parkersburg?

Parkersburg, W.V., once the home to the Ohio Valley Redcoats, may see a return of independent Frontier League baseball if city officials move ahead with a new-ballpark plan. City officials met with Commissioner Bill Lee, Washington Wild Things managing partner Stu Williams and Tom Rooney, president of the Rooney Sports and Entertainment Group, at the […]

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