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It’s official: Jamestown Jammers to Morgantown in 2015

It’s official: the Jamestown Jammers (short season A; NY-Penn League) are moving to a new ballpark in Morgantown, West Virginia, for the 2015 season. “The New York-Penn League is thrilled to announce that we will be brining a professional baseball franchise to Morgantown, West Virginia for the 2015 season,” said New York-Penn League President Ben […]

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West Virginia Legislature approves Morgantown TIF funding

As expected, the West Virginia Legislature approved a $96-million TIF district for Morgantown, paving the way for a new ballpark for West Virginia University and a short-season NY-Penn League team. The proposed TIF district legislation died when the Legislature adjourned Saturday night. But with other important pieces of legislation still on the table as well, […]

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New Morgantown ballpark advances

A new ballpark for West Virginia University and potentially a short-season-A team easily passed another hurdle after the West Virginia Senate unanimously approved the creation of a TIF district needed for financing. The proposal must now pass the House and be signed by the governor. Given the ease it passed the Senate, there doesn’t seem […]

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TIF district approved for Morgantown ballpark

The Monongalia County Commission gave final approval to a tax-increment-financing (TIF) district in Morgantown that would help fund a new ballpark for the West Virginia University baseball team and potentially a NY-Penn League team. The county has been discussing a TIF for several months in association with a developer and the university. The TIF would […]

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First TIF approved for new Morgantown ballpark

The first of two TIF districts needed for construction of a new West Virginia University ballpark in Morgantown has been approved, with the second to be taken up by the state legislature. The ballpark could also house a short-season A NY-Penn League team, according to organizers. The first instance of a tax-increment financing district would […]

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New West Virginia ballpark green-lighted by Monongalia County

With Monongalia County signing off on a funding plan for a new West Virginia ballpark, the next step is approval from a state agency, followed by the legislature in coming months. The county commission formally agreed yesterday to send a request for a TIF district to the State Development Office. If approved, a TIF district would be established for […]

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