A Look Inside WVU's Mon County Ballpark

West Virginia opens Mon County Ballpark on Friday with a 6 p.m. first pitch against Butler. Here's an inside look at the facility, with on field views and a view of the Evansdale campus as seen from the hillside by the stadium.

The park, originally slated for completion on St. Patrick's Day, will host its first game on Friday. The facility, which measures 325 down the lines, 375 in the alleys and 400 to dead center, is mostly completed, with workers putting some touches on like mulch and finishing the fencing. The areas sscheduled to be grassy have been seeded, but have not yet sprouted any grass, so the footing there and around the park areas where there is ongoing construction will be muddy.

Fans are advised to park in the Walmart lots and walk down the hill to the park. The ticket booth and will call areas are behind the left field fence. Fans can purchase tickets there, but then must walk back up the hill to enter the park. Fans are able to print tickets online at WVUgame.com or have them delivered electronically to their phones. Those tickets can then be swiped at the gates, allowing fans to avoid the walk down to the ticket office and back.

Also, the merchandise office, ran by the minor league affiliate Black Bears, is not yet open. Other areas such as concessions, men's and women's restrooms, family restrooms, an ATM provided by United Bank and the First Aid are operational. All seats are chair backs with cup holders. There are no arm rests. Fans should be aware that the park is not totally completed, and that the sites around the park, where there will eventually be parking, are ongoing with construction. WVU is also looking at options for a better's eye, but for now trees have been planted in center field.

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