Appalachian Power Park Offers Escorts for Guest Safety

By: WSAZ News Staff
By: WSAZ News Staff

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- It was all about safety Wednesday night at Appalachian Power Park as park employees escorted guests to their cars after the game ended.

The service is provided on a need-to-need basis. All people have to do is stop by guest services on their way out and ask for assistance.

Park employees same say after one of their own was hurt late Tuesday night in an alleged sexual assault, they want to make sure this doesn't happen to anyone else.

"The safety of this neighborhood, of this community are absolutely paramount in what we do on a daily basis," said Adam Marco, director of marketing and media for Appalachian Power Park. "You know, this is a business. It's a game but it's also our home, and I leave the ballpark the same way other people do every night, and we all want to feel safe as we head out."

The park plans to keep taking visitors to their cars for the remainder of the season.

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