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Baseball Tournaments Take Over Rockford

25 Jul, 2017


AABC World Series Returns, Baseball for All Nationals Welcomed to Rockford

Baseball will dominate the Rockford region as the American Amateur Baseball Congress (AABC) World Series returns with 48 co-ed teams from all over the country, including teams from Puerto Rico, July 28, 2017 through August 9, 2017 and Baseball For All Nationals, an all-girls tournament, kicks off for the first time in Rockford with 24 teams, including one team from Rockford July 27, 2017 through July 31, 2017.

“It’s exciting to see successful growth in the tournaments we host,” said Nick Povalitis, Sports Destination and Sales Manager at Rockford Area Convention & Visitors Bureau. “It’s even more exciting to welcome tournaments to Rockford for the first time and our hope is that they keep coming back.”

TOURNAMENT LINE-UP

American Amateur Baseball Congress (AABC World Series (10u, 11u, 13u)

Date: July 28, 2017 - August 9, 2017

Location: Mercyhealth Sportscore Two, Loves Park, IL

Attendance: 5,000 players, coaches and spectators

Economic Impact: 3,000 room nights and $720,000 Estimated Economic Impact

Baseball For All

Date: July 27, 2017 - July 31, 2017

Location: Mercyhealth Sportscore One, Rockford, IL and Beyer Stadium, Rockford, IL
Attendance: 1,000 players, coaches and spectators

Economic Impact: 600 room nights and $108,000 Estimated Economic Impact

"Rockford provides this unique and incredible opportunity for girls to come from around the country and play baseball,” said Justine Siegal, founder of Baseball For All. “Beyer Stadium is a national treasure, and it’s just magical to connect with the rich history of the Rockford Peaches.”

The mission of the RACVB is to drive quality of life and economic growth for our citizens through tourism marketing and destination development. www.gorockford.com

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