Appalachian Power Park is the current home field for the West Virginia Power, a minor league baseball team in the South Atlantic League. The Power are a Class-A affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates. It also serves the baseball programs of Marshall University, and the University of Charleston. The stadium, which opened in April 2005, is located in the East End of Charleston, West Virginia. It seats 4,500 fans and cost $25 million to build. The dimensions of the field are as follows: left field - 330 feet, center field - 400 feet, right field - 320 feet.
Additionally, the park hosts the West Virginia state high school baseball championships. Since 2006, it has been the home field for Marshall conference games, because the school does not have an adequate baseball facility on its campus located 50 miles (80 km) away in Huntington, West Virginia. It plays its non-conference games at the Kennedy Center Field near campus and at Linda K. Epling Stadium in Beckley, West Virginia. When West Virginia University moved from the Big East Conference to the Big 12 Conference its on campus baseball field likewise did not meet league standards, and WVU played its conference games there until a new taxpayer funded stadium was built on campus.
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Appalachian Power Park Reviews
We are baseball fans and were traveling through Charleston and I found the Power Park. Our first single A game and what a great place. We did not know about the "Toast-Man" prior to the game. What a..... more »
We attend about a handful of Power games each year. My six year old son always has so much fun and the rest of us enjoy watching him! He gets autographs and pictures with the players. His favorite... more »
My first visit was on a field trip with my seventh graders. AP schedules a couple of day games during the Spring to accommodate school group outings. $5 gets admission and a box lunch. The venue itself is somewhat dated but very serviceable. It's fairly small so every seat offers a great view. Seats are on the first and third base lines and behind home plate, so no outfield seating. All the seats have cup holders. Two big restrooms. Standard baseball concessions. There's a gift shop and plenty of souvenirs. I'm used to Auto Zone Park in Memphis, home of the Memphis Redbirds, the AAA affiliate for the STL Cardinals, one of the premier minor league ball park in the country. As a transplant to WV, I like Power Park. I would love to come more often.
It's a nice little park. Bathrooms and Stadium are clean. Great place for a game.
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