West Virginia University is looking into using tax increment financing (TIF) to create a multi-tenant stadium to house its baseball team as it moves into the Big 12.

The site would be near the University Town Center mall and the stadium would play host to not only the Mountaineer baseball team but a short season minor league team, as well as community teams such as the American Legion.

To get the financing a new district would have to be created on 600 acres there and the first step toward that was taken Friday when state Sen. Bob Beach introduced Senate Bill 631.

The financing plan is similar to one Luck used in Houston to construct a soccer stadium for the professional soccer team he ran before becoming WVU’s athletic director last year.

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