MARSHALL UNIVERSITY

September 11th, 2019 | by CollegeAD
MARSHALL UNIVERSITY
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Marshall University has purchased the Flint Group pigments property in Huntington, located between 3rd and 5th avenues, from the Huntington Municipal Development Authority, Director of Athletics Mike Hamrick announced Wednesday. The land will be used to construct the Thundering Herd’s new baseball stadium, which is set to open in Huntington in March 2021. Wednesday’s announcement also marks the official beginning of Herd Rises, a $22 million fundraising effort to make the stadium a reality, according to the athletic department. Construction is set to begin in March. During an Aug. 12 meeting, members of HMDA agreed to sell the former Flint Group Pigments properties to Marshall University for $468,000. The old Flint Group Pigments properties, which consisted of a warehouse and parking lot, were purchased by HMDA members in February for $750,000. This is part of a larger plan to redevelop underused industrial properties in the city’s Highlawn neighborhood. That purchase was made possible with $500,000 won by Huntington in the 2017 America’s Best Communities competition and the remaining $250,000 from the HMDA. – The Herald-Dispatch, Read More

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