The PIAA voted today to hold its baseball championships for the next four years at Penn State's Medlar Field, ending a string of five years the games were played at Blair County Ballpark.
"Sure, we are disappointed,'' Altoona Curve general manager Rob Egan said this afternoon. "I don't think we did anything not to keep them. I think it had more to do with softball and volleyball being [at Penn State] and it making logistical sense to the PIAA. They had nothing but good things to say about our hosting of the games.''
In addition to the baseball, Penn State also won the right to host the PIAA softball finals, which traditionally have been held on the same day, at its still-to-be completed facility. Shippensburg University was the long-time host for the softball championships. Penn State also got the boys volleyball championships.
BCB has been the site of the PIAA baseball finals since 2005. More than 3,000 fans attended the championship games last month, sparked by nearby Central making into the Class AA title game.
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