Monongalia County Ballpark
In what was touted as one of the best collaboration efforts seen in the state of West Virginia, Monongalia County Ballpark opened its doors in 2015. The $21-million ballpark is arguably the top facility in the region and some of the clubhouse amenities rivals those in Major League Baseball.
The ballpark features 2,500 permanent seatbacks, but can be expanded to hold 3,500 fans with standing room areas. All seats are protected by netting that provides an unobstructed view for all spectators.
There are three different areas to enter the ballpark and two ticket booths, while the concourse features a team shop, two concession areas, public restrooms and a large party deck that can support numerous standalone vendors.
Monongalia County Ballpark has a synthetic surface to accommodate severe weather and heavy use, with the exception of a clay pitchers mound. The dimensions are 325 feet down the left and right field lines, 375 feet to the power alleys and 400 to center field.
This, along with a high-definition scoreboard and videoboard, a state-of-the-art lighting system and sunken team dugouts, makes Monongalia County Ballpark one of top collegiate baseball facility in the country.
Just beyond the right field fence serves as the everyday home for the Mountaineers with clubhouse amenities rivaling those in Major League Baseball. The building features a player's locker room with full-size lockers, coaches' locker room and offices, player's lounge, teaching theater, outdoor batting cages, indoor batting cages, fully equipped athletic training room and equipment room.
The press box is equipped to host NCAA Regionals and Super Regionals as there are three luxury suites with high-end finishes and indoor/outdoor seating, a spacious television booth, three radio booths, a 20-seat press area, a video control room and numerous booths for game operations.
In its first year of existence, Monongalia County Ballpark was named BaseballParks.com's Ballpark of the Year.