After more than a year of work towards obtaining state funding for a new baseball stadium for West Virginia University, the dream of the new WVU baseball stadium became a reality tonight at the WVU baseball game versus Pitt.
The Governor of the State of West Virginia, Earl Ray Tomblin, signed the TIF into law providing for the state’s financial commitment to the Mountaineers new stadium.
— Geoff Coyle (@GFCoyle) April 30, 2013
The move to sign the TIF into law came a week after the bill failed to pass through West Virginia’s House of Representatives. The bill was brought back up for vote this week as part of a special vote.
The passage of the bill was good news to head coach Randy Mazey:
“When it didn’t get approved last Saturday, a lot of people could have just given up on it and got down,” Mazey said. “Instead, they just kept going, and that’s kind of the story of our program, we just keep grinding. That’s what a lot of people did, starting with Oliver Luck on down. A lot of thanks to everybody out there who had a hand in it.”
With funding secure, it is only a matter of time before the Mountaineers new ballpark is built in Grafton.