ballpark-544081Ballpark Information

Kendrick Family Ballpark at Monongalia County Baseball Complex was established through a generous donation to West Virginia University by the Kendrick Family in March 2024.

Formerly Monongalia County Ballpark, the ground was broken on October 17, 2013. The West Virginia Black Bears share the facility with the West Virginia University Mountaineers of the Big 12 Conference.

The inaugural game for the Black Bears at Kendrick Family Ballpark was on June 19, 2015 against the Mahoning Valley Scrappers. This marked the beginning of a new era as it was the first time professional baseball had a home in Morgantown.

  • Mailing Address: PO Box 4680, Star City, WV 26504.
  • Cost: $21 million for initial build
  • Playing Surface: All synthetic turf, as of January 2024
  • Field Dimensions: 325 ft. Right-Field and Left Field Lines, 375 ft. Power Alleys, 400 ft. Center Field
  • Fence Height: Approximately 8ft., 16 Ft. in Left Field
  • Seat Capacity: 3,500 (Including Standing Room)
  • Location: 2040 Gyorko Dr. Granville, WV 26534
  • Ballpark Design: DLA+ Architecture and Interior Design
  • First Game: Mahoning Valley, 06/19/2015 (7-15, L)
  • First Win: Mahoning Valley, 06/21/2015 (5-4, Karch)

During the Black Bears' 2015 NY-Penn League Championship season, the Black Bears hosted the ballpark's first ever postseason game against the Williamsport Crosscutters in the semi-final round (09/10/2015).

In 2015, Kendrick Family Ballpark was voted Baseball Digest Fans' Choice Best Short Season A Ballpark and's 2015 Ballpark of the Year (DLA+).