This story was written by Savannah Jones 

MORGANTOWN W. Va. – In honor of the WVU Mountaineer Baseball team reaching the NCAA super regionals for the first time in program history, Mylan Park is hosting a live viewing of the team’s debut on June 7 at 6 p.m. at the Track and Field Complex.

The Mountaineers will face the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Tar Heels in a best-of-three match-up to reach the College World Series.

President of the Visit Mountaineer Country Convention and Visitors Bureau, Susan Riddle, said all are welcome to attend the event.

“We’re gonna hold a live viewing of the game there at the track for the community to come out and partake in,” she said on WAJR’s “Talk of the Town.”

Riddle said there will be plenty of room for viewers, but those attending should plan to bring appropriate seating.

“Bring your lawn chairs or blankets. People will be able to go on the track and in the infield. There are some bleachers there, but not a lot, and there’s public restrooms outside as well as public restrooms in the Aquatic Center,” she said.

In addition to cheering on the Mountaineers, Riddle said the event serves as a way to show off the Track and Field Complex and all its amenities.

“It’s also an opportunity for people to see what’s there. I mean, unless you are a track enthusiast or a track groupie, you may not have seen what the track facility consists of,” she said.

The watch party will be held in conjunction with Mylan Park’s annual Free Play Freedom Day with Freedom Kia from 1–8 p.m. at the Aquatic Center.

Attendees will be met with activities for children such as bounce houses and face painting, several food trucks, live WVAQ radio, as well as access to the park’s Huntington Community Pool and Splash Pad.

Riddle said the super regional game is the perfect addition to this year’s Free Play Freedom Day.

“It’s gone from a free play day from 1 to 8 to a whole lot more than that,” she said. “This just seems like it was a really good fit, so we really just want to invite individuals, encourage them to come out and enjoy the festivities at the Aquatic Center.”

Regardless of which event community members choose to attend, Riddle said there are plenty of activities for families to enjoy.

“There’s lots of room to run around for people who are bringing their family and kids and what not, as well as a lot of things to do, so we couldn’t be more thrilled,” she said.

To find more information or register for Free Play Freedom Day, click here.

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