Fort Wayne's Indoor Arena Allows National Softball Association to Score Home Runs All Winter Long

21 Feb, 2018

While some may think that softball is only for warm weather, Fort Wayne's The Plex South has created an ideal environment for hosting tournaments all winter long. Home to the largest indoor baseball and softball fields in Northeastern Indiana, The Plex South is located in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and attention has snowballed with events such as the NSA World Series Qualifiers, events sanctioned by the National Softball Association, that have taken place for over 7 years. 

Karl Swihart, Indiana National Softball Association State Director states, "We chose to rent The Plex because of their staffing, quality facility and their availability for indoor activities...Fort Wayne is a premier choice because of its location near Ohio and Michigan." The NSA has been hosting NSA World Series Qualifiers at The Plex for 7 years during the winter months of January, February and March. Over 22 teams are hosted during these weekend events on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Its location close to I-69 makes it an appealing location for teams that are from out of state. Teams from Wisconsin, Illinois, Ohio, Michigan and Kentucky have competed in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

"The Plex is a great indoor option for softball teams not only in the immediate area, but for teams in Ohio, Michigan, Illinois and Kentucky. We are able to help teams stay sharp and provide them with an opportunity to have live game play in the winter," states Mike Bitler, Director of Baseball and Softball at The Plex. Another perk is the ability of The Plex to run two softball games at one time due to its large capacity. Teams are also guaranteed playing time. "Each time is guaranteed three games with playoff play after," explains  Mike Bitler. 

Football leagues and an indoor driving range also make The Plex a popular Indiana sports venue for individuals as well as families and teams. As its website states, "The Plex provides a fun, safe environment for athletes of all ages and skill levels to play recreationally or competitively year-round, rain or shine."

For more information on renting The Plex or using its facilities, contact General Manager Nick Potter, (260) 496-9999, or Kristen Guthrie, Visit Fort Wayne, (260) 424-3700.

Visit Fort Wayne is the official destination marketing organization for Fort Wayne and Allen County. Each year, over 5.8 million people visit Fort Wayne and generate $576 million in direct economic impact.


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