Wild Things Park to host WPIAL baseball finals through 2027

Friday, January 5, 2024 | 12:28 PM

Wild Things Park will remain as host of the WPIAL baseball finals through at least the 2027 season.

The WPIAL and the Washington Wild Things on Friday announced an agreement to keep the championship games at the 3,200-seat minor league stadium that has hosted the league finals since 2003.

This year’s games are May 28-29.

“We look forward to our continued partnership with the Washington Wild Things which will enable us to host the WPIAL baseball championships there for the next four years,” WPIAL administrator Vince Sortino said. “This partnership gives our student-athletes the opportunity to play at one of the best facilities in Western Pennsylvania and also provides a fan experience that is second to none.”

The WPIAL noted that 45 difference schools have celebrated baseball titles at Wild Things Park in the past 20 years. North Allegheny and Riverside led with five titles each.

“We are honored to be the home of the WPIAL baseball championships for the foreseeable future,” Wild Things president Tony Buccilli said. “Our venue has hosted some of the greatest matchups over the years and we value the opportunity to be part of those memorable moments.

“The facility here is meant to be a community asset and we remain committed to supporting athletes across Western Pennsylvania.”

The ballpark has undergone several name changes since it started hosting the WPIAL finals, switching from Falconi Field to Consol Energy Park and now Wild Things Park. The facility sits along Interstate 70 in Washington.

Chris Harlan is a TribLive reporter covering sports. He joined the Trib in 2009 after seven years as a reporter at the Beaver County Times. He can be reached at charlan@triblive.com.

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