The West Virginia Power, a Single A affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates, play at Appalachian Power Park which was built in 2005. It seats 5,000 and has a small covered concourse area down the third base line. There is no cover over the seating areas. The broadcast booths are on the concourse level behind homeplate. There are 14 suites on the 1st base line. There is one section of bleachers with backs at the end of each baseline. There is a party deck at the very end of the the first baseline and a party area at the very end of the third baseline. The main entrance is beyond the end of the first baseline. Parking is available across the street in a commercial area. A second entrance is behind homeplate. There is a Kids Zone in centerfield. There is a row of seats under the scoreboard in left field. The Power was playing the Lexington Legends and were trounced 13-7. The Power starter was relieved with 2 outs in top of the 6th after giving up 11 runs on 12 hits and 3 errors by the team. He was charged with 12 runs for the game. The box score was Legends R-13, H-17, E-1 and Power R-7, H-9, E-4. The field lines are RF-320', CF-400', LF-330'. The bullpens are down the baselines, just barely inside the baselines. Chuck is the mascot. Rod, The Toast Guy, is still attending games for 20 years. We met him in 2003. Everyone shouts, "He is Toast!", when an opposing batter strikes out. Then Rod throws burnt toast around to the fans. He has a toaster plugged in right behind homeplate where he toasts his bread. I forgot to ask him if a plug was built in the new ballpark just for him. He holds up signs that play on the home players' names when they come up to bat. The gold top of the state capitol is visible in the distance.
Attractions
Craik-Patton House built in 1834 by James Craik, the house later was purchased by George Smith Patton, a Confederate colonel and grandfather of WW II Gen George S. Patton. Fee.