The York County Convention & Visitors Bureau anticipates five days of exciting collegiate baseball as the 2017 NCAA Division III Baseball Mid-Atlantic Regional returns to York this week.
Eight teams from the Middle Atlantic Conferences will take the field at PeoplesBank Park, home of the York Revolution minor league baseball team, and vie for a spot in the Division III Baseball Championship in Appleton, Wisconsin.
The Rochester Institute of Technology takes on Alvernia to start the action at 10 a.m., Thursday. The double-elimination tournament continues through Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday (if necessary).
Gates open for fans at 9 a.m., Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and 11 a.m. Sunday. Gates will open at 10 a.m. Monday if a final game is needed to decide the regional winner. Admission is $8 for adults and $5 for students. Children under 6 receive free admission.
The Middle Atlantic Conferences, the York Revolution and the York County Convention & Visitors Bureau’s Sport York program are co-hosting the regional.
More than 600 visitors, including athletes and out-of-town spectators, are expected for the tournament. The York County CVB estimates the event will bring about $550,000 in economic benefits to the community.
York last hosted the regional in 2015, and the York County CVB invites baseball fans across York County the surrounding region to visit PeoplesBank Park to cheer on these collegiate athletes once again.
“The return of NCAA postseason baseball to York reinforces the power of sports tourism and our facilities,” said Anne Druck, President of the York County Convention & Visitors Bureau. “York County’s sports visitors have the highest spending of any visitor type and generate the greatest economic return on investment for our community. This type of repeat business solidifies York’s reputation as Pennsylvania’s Premier Sports Destination and wouldn’t be possible without exceptional facilities such as PeoplesBank Park and the continued support of the Middle Atlantic Conferences.”
The York County Convention & Visitors Bureau’s Sport York program is designed to recruit events and generate additional economic impact in York County. Sport York positions York County as Pennsylvania’s Premier Sports Destination, highlighting the area’s dynamic facilities and central location on the East Coast. For further information about Sport York, visit www.yorkpa.org/sports.
The York County Convention & Visitors Bureau’s Mission is to maximize tourism expenditures and their economic impact in York County, PA, through comprehensive tourism sales and marketing programs. The York County CVB’s Vision is for a York County where tourism is recognized for the value of its economic impact and its role in raising the profile of York County as a sought-after destination. For more information on the York County Convention & Visitors Bureau, call 1-888-858-9675 or visit www.yorkpa.org.