Kennedy Center Field
Kennedy Center Field is a community baseball field at the Kennedy Center YMCA recreation camp on West Virginia Route 2 about 4 miles north of Huntington, West Virginia. The field is used for practice and non-conference games by the Marshall University baseball team. The field had almost no provisions for spectators, and limited locker rooms, however for 2014, the university funded an upgrade with some spectator facilities and an artificial turf infield, however the field remains unlighted. The upgrades were accompanied with a five-year lease from the school. Because of its inadequacies, Marshall plays all conference home games at Appalachian Power Park in Charleston, West Virginia, 40 miles from campus. Baseball is the only sport at Marshall that does not have its own state-owned facility (except golf which has a working arrangement with several local courses).
Because the facility lies outside the city's floodwall and is on the banks of the Ohio River, games are often cancelled or moved to an assortment of alternative fields. In particular, Marshall has often played home games at Linda K. Epling Stadium in Beckley, West Virginia, which is 110 miles from campus.
The facility is named for John F. Kennedy.
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