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Monongalia County Ballpark A-Z Guide

 

Aircraft & Drone Policy

The West Virginia Black Bears asks that you please adhere to FAA policies, per the NOTAM document concerning flight restrictions for sporting events. No flight operation may take place within three nautical miles, nor up to 3,000 feet around the perimeter of the stadium, from one hour prior to the start of the event until one hour after its completion. These restrictions also apply to all unmanned or remote controlled Drone aircrafts. Failure to comply with these restrictions will result in the appropriate legal response from law enforcement officials.

 

Alcoholic Beverages

Alcoholic beverages may not be brought into Monongalia County Ballpark. Beer sales can be found along the concourse inside the gates. As per West Virginia State Law all persons purchasing alcoholic beverages must have a valid photo id and must 21 years of age and it is unlawful to purchase alcohol for minors.

 

ATMS

A United Bank automatic teller machine is located in the main concourse behind Section 105. Banking rates may apply.

 

Autographs

No one is allowed on the field at any time without proper credentials. Designated areas will be established for autographs on a game-by-game basis. Please visit the West Virginia Black Bears website at www.westvirginiablackbears.com for up-to-date information on autograph signing sessions.

 

BABY CHANGING STATIONS

Baby changing stations are available in all men's, women's and family restrooms inside Monongalia County Ballpark located on the main concourse. Baby changing stations are also located in all restrooms on Press Box/Bear's Dens level.

 

BANNERS AND SIGNS
Banners and signs, except those associated with West Virginia Black Bears Baseball, are not permitted at Monongalia County Ballpark, without the written consent of the West Virginia Black Bears front office or approval at Gate A.

 

Bear's Den Team StorE

A full service team store is located at the end of the main concourse on the third base behind Section 101. Get your officially licensed Black Bears gear with exciting new options for men, women and children throughout the season. Or shop any day of the year online at westvirginiablackbears.com. The Bear's Den accepts the four major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover).

 

 

 

 

Behavior

As West Virginia Black Bears is a family-oriented experience, we ask that the behavior of our fans be in accordance with this atmosphere. Therefore, the use of disruptive and vulgar language or gestures is prohibited. If your enjoyment of visiting Monongalia County Ballpark is being interrupted by the behavior of another fan, please contact ballpark security, an usher or fan services staff member so the situation can be corrected immediately.

 

 

 

 

Cameras

Fans are permitted to use both still and video cameras to shoot pre-game, game action and between innings as long as they are not obstructing other fans. Tripods and other camera stands are prohibited. Fans should be advised it is illegal to sell or mass-produce any photos taken at Monongalia County Ballpark without the consent of the West Virginia Black Bear. Failure to adhere to these rules will result in fan ejection and/or confiscation of camera.

 

CHARGING STATION

Located behind Section 105 on the main concourse

 

Children's Admission

All persons, including children aged 3 and older must have a ticket for admission. Infants 2 years of age and younger are not required to have a ticket but may not occupy a seat, they must be sitting on the lap of an adult.

 

Concessions

Two separate concession stands are located on the main concourse directly behind sections 103 and 106. Mobile concession carts may also be located throughout the concourse and Party Deck. All concessions stands accept the four major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover).

All concessions are provided by Sodexo, Inc.

 

CREDENTIALS
Each credential indicates the areas of Monongalia County Ballpark in which it will be honored. Credentials must be worn at all times. To request a credential contact the West Virginia Blacks Bears front office at 304-293-7910 or by emailing wvblackbears@gmail.com.

 

CREDIT CARDS

All concessions stands and the ticket office at Monongalia County Ballpark accept the four major credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover).

 

 

 

Directions

GPS Coordinates 

  39.644730, -79.995838

 

From the South- From Interstate 79 take the West Virginia University Exit 155. Veer right off Exit 155 and turn right at the stoplight at the entrance of University Towne Center. Continue straight until you pass Wal-Mart at which time Monongalia County Ballpark will be on your right.

 

From the North-

From Interstate 79 take the West Virginia University Exit 155. Turn left off Exit 155 and turn right at the stoplight at the entrance of University Towne Center. Continue straight until you pass Wal-Mart at which time Monongalia County Ballpark will be on your right.

 

From the East-

From Interstate 68 take I-79 North. Take the West Virginia University Exit 155. Veer right off Exit 155 and turn right at the stoplight at the entrance of University Towne Center. Continue straight until you pass Wal-Mart at which time Monongalia County Ballpark will be on your right.

 

Disabled Guests

Monongalia County Ballpark is an ADA complaint facility.

Wheelchair seating is located behind sections 102-107. Tickets should be purchased in advance and are reserved for persons confined to a wheelchair and their guest. Disabled guests should enter Monongalia County Ballpark at Gate A or the office lobby. Gate A is located at the main ticket office behind the left field fence. The office lobby is located behind right field.

 

If you are a person with a disability who needs an accommodation in order to utilize Monongalia County Ballpark, you are entitled to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact:

West Virginia Black Bears
westvirginiablackbears@gmail.com
Phone: 304-293-7910

Contact should be initiated at least 72 hours before the scheduled event.

 

Elevators

There is one elevator located on the concourse behind Section 107 into the Press Box/Luxury Box Level. Must present proper credentials for access. There is a second elevator located behind right field for people with disabilities for entering and exiting the ballpark.

 

Family Restroom

Two family restrooms are located on the main concourse behind Section 104. These areas are equipped with changing tables.

 

FAN Services

A fan service station is located on the main concourse behind Section 102. Fan Services handles lost and found, lost children, emergencies and general ticket information. Fans may also report problems or make suggestions at Fan Services. The Fan Services Station will be available from the time the gates open until the conclusion of the game.

 

First-Aid Station

Located on the main concourse behind Section 105. Contact an event staff member or police for assistance.

 

FOOD/BEVERAGE CARRY IN

Per New York-Penn League Rules: Section 12.28

Food and Beverages: No food or beverages may be brought into a New York-Penn League stadium by fans except with the prior consent of either the club's General Manager or the League President.

 

THE HIGH 5 RULES OF THE GAME
Follow THE HIGH 5 rules to make game day a great day for everyone:
1. No excessive drinking - intoxicated fans are not allowed inside or outside the ballpark.
2. No foul or abusive language.
3. No smoking in the seating or concourse areas.
4. No throwing stuff (anything) onto the field.
5. No ignoring of the instructions of Event/Security personnel.

 

Gate Openings

Gates will open one hour before game time unless otherwise advertised.

 

GRASS BERM SEATING AREAS

Currently the grass berms are closed to fans.

Going onto the grass berms will result in an immediate removal from Monongalia County Ballpark

[General Admission Berm seating areas are located along the left field and right field            lines. Children 13 and under must be accompanied by an adult while in the Grass Berm Area. There is no running or rolling or playing catch in this area. Chairs are not permitted on the Grass Berm Area. Small blankets or seat cushions are permitted. Leaning or hanging over the fence at field level will not be permitted.]

 

HOTELS NEAR MONONGALIA COUNTY BALLPARK

Black Bears fans are encouraged to stay at the following hotels:

 

Lakeview Resort

1 Lakeview Dr, Morgantown, WV 26508
(304) 594-1111

 

The Waterfront Place Hotel
2 Waterfront Pl, Morgantown, WV 26501
(304) 296-1700

 

 

Lost and Found

Is maintained during the game at the Fan Service Station located behind Section 102 on the main concourse. All unclaimed items will be available in the West Virginia Black Bears front office the next business day. Please email wvblackbears@gmail.com with any questions.

 

Lost Children

In case of a lost child, please contact the Fan Services Station, located behind Section 102 in the main concourse or contact an event staff member or police officer for assistance.

 

 

 

Luxury Box Rentals

A limited number of luxury party areas are available for rental on a game-by-game basis. These areas are located on the Press Box Level. For information on Luxury Box rentals contact West Virginia Black Bears at 304-293-7910 or email wvblackbears@gmail.com.  

 

Maintenance

If you notice an area of the ballpark (i.e., seats, rest rooms, lights) that you feel needs to be repaired, please stop by Fan Services behind home plate in the main concourse where your request will be documented and forwarded to our ballpark operations team. You can also email the team at wvblackbears@gmail.com.

 

Parking

There are several parking options at Monongalia County Ballpark. Fans may pay to park at Monongalia County Ballpark in either Lot 1 or Lot 2. Parking lot 1 is located behind the center field fence on the opposite side of Gyorko Drive. Lot 2 is located behind the right field clubhouse building. Season parking passes may be purchased by calling the Black Bears front office at 304-293-7910. Game Day parking is $5.00 in Lot 1 or 2. 

 

Fans may also park at the University Town Center. A limited number of parking spots are located at Walmart, Sams Club and the WVU Hospital Facility. Available parking spots at Walmart and Sams Club are striped with white paint. Game day parking is prohibited in any spots striped in yellow paint.

 

Parking rules for the WVU Hospital facility are as follows: The West Virginia Black Bears have access to "up to 50% of the final, as-constructed parking spaces on the Hospital Premises"… Those spots become available for Black Bears games starting at 5 p.m. on for all evening games as they open up with the full complement of spaces available by 6 p.m. On Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays the designated spaces are available starting two hours prior to game time as the spots open up with all designated spots available one hour prior to the game. Fans are not allowed into the WVU Hospital facility restrooms. Tailgating and tents are not allowed in the lot either and nothing can be sold in the lot.

 

Physically Challenged Parking: ADA parking is available in Parking Lot 3 located directly behind the scoreboard at Monongalia County Ballpark. These reserved spaces are sold on a first come first serve basis. Disabled fans or those driving a fan with a handicap should notify the parking manager of their desire to park in the reserved handicapped area. Upon notification, the parking lot staff will direct the vehicle to the closest parking space. Proper handicap identification is required. 

  • Valid state-issued ADA parking placard or license plate
  • Valid state-issued ADA parking registration card
  • Photo ID of the ADA permit holder (the photo ID must match the ADA parking registration card)

 

Unauthorized vehicles will be towed at the owner's expense. 

 

 

 

 

Party Deck

The Black Bears Party Deck is located along the right field line. The Party Deck is equipped with portable concessions carts, high top tables and picnic tables. Tents may also be located on the Party Deck for select games/events. The Party Deck will also be the location of any live music on specific game days.

 

Pass-Outs

See stadium re-entry.

 

PETS

Pets are not permitted in Monongalia County Ballpark except for the fans requiring the use of licensed therapy or guide dogs. The lone exception is on Pet Promotion Day at the ballpark, where a special section will be set up in a designated area. Up-to-date information in regards to Pet Promotion Day can be found www.westvirginiablackbears.com.

 

Phones

If needed please see Fan Services which is located behind Section 102 on the third base side of the main concourse. A charging station is located behind Section 105 in the main concourse for your convenience as well.

 

Prohibited Items

To ensure the safety, comfort, and convenience of our guests, the following items may not be brought into the stadium: coolers (including soft-sided), any bag exceeding 12"x12"x12", all backpacks/schoolbags, gym bags, laser pointers, alcoholic beverages, weapons and any hard containers (glass bottles/metal cans). A 'size-wise' box is available at each gate and fan services location to determine if a bag is permitted.

Per New York-Penn League Rules: Section 12.28

Food and Beverages: No food or beverages may be brought into a New York-Penn League stadium by fans except with the prior consent of either the club's General Manager or the League President.

 

Postponed Games

There are basically two types of cancellations of baseball games due to adverse weather conditions:

 

Game in progress postponed: If this occurs while you are at the ballpark, keep your ticket stub and redeem it at the ticket office for a future game subject to availability and excluding special events. Please be advised, this transaction does not have to take place on the day the game is postponed. By New York-Penn League rules, five innings (or four and a half innings if the home team is leading the game) constitutes a complete game and no ticket refunds or rain checks will be issued. In the event a double header is postponed after five innings of game one have been completed, it will be considered a complete game. No refunds or rain checks will be issued.

 

Game postponed before gates open: If this occurs, keep your whole ticket and exchange it at the ticket office for a future game (within that season) of your choice, subject to availability and excluding special events.

 

Restrooms

Located on the main concourse behind Sections 104 and 109. There are two men's, two women's and two family restrooms located on the main concourse level. All restrooms are equipped to serve physically challenged patrons and offer baby changing stations.

 

Re-entry

There will be no re-entry into Monongalia County Ballpark with the exception of an emergency. In the event of an emergency please visit the fan service room located behind home plate in the main concourse, event staff representative or police officer. Hand stamps will be used to identify those who are permitted to re-entry Monongalia County Ballpark.

 

Resale of Tickets

The resale of tickets on Monongalia County Ballpark property is prohibited. Violators are subject to removal from the property. No solicitation of any kind is permitted in the parking lots or ballpark. Individuals discovered soliciting will be asked to cease or will be removed.

 

Scoreboard Messages

Available by contacting the West Virginia Black Bears front office at westvirginiablackbears@gmail.com. Deadline for requests are 48 hours before game day.

 

Smoking Policy

Monongalia County Ballpark is a 100% Smoke Free Facility. Smoking is not permitted in any of the seating areas, the concourses or the suites, before, during or after the game. This includes the use of Vapor Cigarettes, or 'E Cigarettes.'

 

Solicitation

Selling of any items by anyone other than authorized WV Black Bears or designated vending personnel in or around Monongalia County Ballpark and the parking areas is prohibited.

 

Strollers

Strollers are permitted but must be checked at Fan Services. Strollers are not permitted in the Grass Berm Seating Areas.

 

 

Ticket Information

The WV Black Bears ticket office is located beside Gate A and behind the left field fence. Season tickets, mini-packages and single game tickets are available on our website www.westvirginiablackbears.com or by calling 304-293-7910. Game day sales are also available at the WV Black Bears ticket office. The WV Black Bears are not responsible for lost, stolen or misplaced tickets. There are no refunds or exchanges.

 

Black Bears Ticket Office Hours: 

10:00am-4:00pm Monday-Friday

10:00am-4:00pm Saturday & Sunday (Black Bears Game Days Only)

 

 Umbrellas

Umbrellas are allowed into Monongalia County Ballpark. However, umbrellas are not to be used in seating areas. If a fan's umbrella is blocking the view or disturbing another fan, they will be asked to put it away. 

 

WHEELCHAIRS

Monongalia County Ballpark is ADA complaint. All fans that require the use of a wheelchair should enter the stadium at Gate A located behind the left field fence.

 

 

Will Call

Located at the Clubhouse ticket office outside of the right field fence, next to Gate C. Photo id is required. Will open 1.5 hours before game time.