Monday, July 09, 2007

Railroad donates land for new Marshall stadium

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. - Marshall University and CSX are currently working together to make an on-campus baseball field more than just talk at the office water cooler.

CSX, a railroad company based along 5th Avenue, wants to donate a seven-acre tract of land to Marshall in order to move the baseball field closer to campus, according to Head Baseball Coach Jeff Waggoner.

The seven acres to be donated, adjacent to Village Apartments on 22nd Street, have been toxically contaminated over an extended period of time, Menis Ketchum, chair of Marshall's board of governors, said.

Marshall University must first remediate the land before it can be donated, Ketchum said.

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