Appalachian Power Park
Opened in 2005, this 6,200-seat stadium is home to the West Virginia Power, a Class A affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates and member of the South Atlantic League. The Park also serves the baseball programs of West Virginia University, Marshall University, and the University of Charleston, and hosts the West Virginia state high school championships, concerts, boxing and wrestling matches, televised coverage of college football games, and other events throughout the year. The Park was named among the ten best minor league ball parks in the nation and 58th best athletic venue in the world by Stadium Journey Magazine. Come catch a game and enjoy the view from the Budweiser Party Deck or luxury boxes, grab dinner from Paterno’s at the Park, and enjoy the antics of Billy Bob and the Rowdys from their third baseline “Rowdy Alley” and the “Toast Man” Rod Blackstone. Bring the kids and let them loose in the H&H Enterprises Fun Zone, and be sure to watch out for a high-five from Chuck, the much-loved mascot. Check the schedule for game times, promotions, and special events. Located between Smith and Lewis, Morris and Brooks Streets.
The University of Charleston Stadium at Laidley Field
This 18,500-capacity stadium features a turf field and facilities for track and field competitions. Completed in 1979 as a rebuild of a previous facility, it is owned by Kanawha County Schools, and is home to numerous middle school and community teams, Capital High School, and the University of Charleston Golden Eagles. Each year it hosts the high school track and field championships, the Daily Mail Kanawha County Majorette and Band Festival, and numerous high school football state playoff games. Located at Elizabeth St. and Piedmont Rd.