Bridgeport named HQ for Mountain East Conference
BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. -- The headquarters for the newly formed Mountain East Conference will be in Bridgeport.
Commissioner Reid Amos and city officials announced the decision Wednesday.
The conference consists of 12 schools in West Virginia, Ohio and Virginia. It will begin its inaugural season as the NCAA's 25th Division II conference in September.
Amos calls Bridgeport "a vibrant community'' and says it offers a centralized location for the league institutions. Michelle Duez of the Greater Bridgeport Convention and Visitors Bureau also says the city's location along Interstate 79 and the Route 50 corridor makes it very accessible to member schools. The office will be less than a half mile off Exit 124 on I-79.