Mitch Stadium

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Mitch Stadium
"The Mitch"
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Location 600 Poplar Street
Kenova, WV 25530
Owner Ceredo-Kenova Little League
Capacity 2,000
Field size Left Field - 196 ft
Left-Center - 205 ft
Center Field - 205 ft
Right-Center - 205 ft
Right Field - 198 ft
Surface Bluegrass
Construction
Broke ground 1955
Opened April 10, 1955
Tenants
Ceredo-Kenova Little League
Tournament of State Champions
Crowd gathers at Mitch Stadium

Mitch Stadium is a baseball field located on the boundary line between the Town of Ceredo and the City of Kenova in West Virginia. It is home to the Ceredo-Kenova Little League and numerous annual community events. The stadium was created in 1955 and is named in honor of Elmer "Big Mitch" Mitchell, who served as groundskeeper at the facility for 27 years until his death in 1981. The facility at Mitch Stadium has previously hosted concerts, youth football and soccer events, and community carnivals and festivals. "The Mitch" has hosted 7 West Virginia Little League State Tournaments, the 1965 Little League Divisional Tournament, the 2009 Little League 2009 Little League Southeast Regional Baseball and Softball Tournaments, and serves as the host of the Little League 9-10 Year-Old Tournament of State Champions.

Tournament of State Champions[edit]

Little League Baseball champions in the 9-10 Year-Old Division from ten states (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia) travel annually to Mitch Stadium for the annual Tournament of State Champions, the first Little League sanctioned tournament in the age division. The sixth annual Tournament of State Champions will be held July 30-August 4, 2010.

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