Game On in Palm Beach County as USA Baseball Takes the Field
21 Jun, 2019
Palm Beach County is currently hosting one of the most admired amateur baseball events in the United States. In partnership with the Palm Beach County Sports Commission, USA Baseball will host its National Team Championships at Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium, the Spring Training home of the Cardinals and Marlins and FITTEAM Ballpark of the Palm Beaches, the Spring Training home of the Houston Astros and the Washington Nationals. Competition started on June 14 and will run until June 30.
Nearly 100 teams consisting of approximately 2,000 athletes will contend for championships in the 14U, 15U, and 16U age groups. This event serves as the East National Team Championship, which takes place simultaneously with the USA Baseball’s West National Team Championship in Arizona.
USA Baseball will conduct its National Team Championships over 14 days in 2019. The 15U tournament will be the first stage of the National Team Championships from June 14-19. The 16U age group will conduct its tournament from June 20-25. The 14U age group will conclude the tournament from June 26-30. More than 300 baseball games will take place at Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium and FITTEAM Ballpark of the Palm Beaches during the two-week stretch. The 2019 edition of this event represents the 6th consecutive year that USA Baseball will bring its National Team Championships for all its age groups to The Palm Beaches.
The USA Baseball brand creates a sense of patriotism and national pride. USA Baseball uses their National Team Championships to select individuals for the USA Baseball 15U National Team, and the 14U and 16U National Team Development Program. The USA Baseball National Teams for each age group will be selected from the pool of athletes recruited during the National Team Championships.
The USA Baseball National Team Championships will be one the largest amateur baseball tournaments taking place in Palm Beach County this summer. In addition to home runs, great catches and fastballs, the USA Baseball National Team Championships will bring a tremendous economic impact to Palm Beach County. The two weeks of baseball games are expected to generate over 5,500 hotel room nights and $4 million in direct visitor spending. Since 2001, USA Baseball hosted an event in The Palm Beaches. A total of 77,424 hotel room nights have been tracked from these events.