Fayetteville Bringing in the Big South Baseball Championship
16 May, 2019
Just one month after opening for Fayetteville Woodpeckers home games, Segra Stadium will serve as the host venue for the Big South Baseball Championship. Fayetteville was selected as the championship's home through 2021. Tournament play starts on May 21 and ends with the Final on May 25.
The format features two single elimination games to open the tournament, plus a bye for the No. 1 seed into the final six. The first two days (6 games total) will be streamed live on ESPN3, while the third and fourth days (7 games) will be carried live on ESPN+. The event concludes with Saturday's "WINNER TAKE ALL" Championship contest to be broadcast nationally on ESPNU. The winner of the tournament will receive the Big South Conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Regionals.
“We were delighted to assist the City of Fayetteville and the Fayetteville Woodpeckers to present a bid to secure this conference,” says John Meroski, Fayetteville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau (FACVB) President and CEO. “We’re sure the attendees will love the stadium and the welcome they receive in our community.”
Tickets for the tournament are currently on sale through Segra Stadium’s BB&T Box Office, online through www.FayettevilleWoodPeckers.comor by phone at 910-339-1989. Full week passes are $45-$55 per person, individual games are $10-$12 on Tuesday through Friday and $12-$25 for Saturday’s finals.
"Between the level of competition demonstrated by our teams and the level of hospitality shown by our hosts, we know the Big South, the city of Fayetteville and the Houston Astros will put on a great show, " said Big South Conference Commissioner Kyle Kallander.
ABOUT THE FACVB: The FACVB is a private, not-for-profit organization responsible for positioning Cumberland County as a destination for conventions, sporting events and individual travel. For additional information, visit www.VisitFayettevilleNC.com or call 1-888-98-HEROES.
ABOUT THE BIG SOUTH CONFERENCE: Founded in 1983, the Big South Conference has been an exemplary leader in college athletics, dedicated to developing student-athletes through the pursuit of excellence in the classroom, community and field of play. The league’s growing presence as an NCAA Division I athletic conference is made evident by its multitude of athletic accomplishments, innovative marketing and media partnerships, increased television packages and most importantly, its commitment to fostering the academic, personal, social, athletic and leadership development of its student-athletes.