Frisco RoughRiders, Peak Events announce extension to host Frisco College Baseball Classic through 2026
11 Jul, 2019
Peak Events and the Frisco RoughRiders are proud to announce a partnership extension to continue the Frisco College Baseball Classic Presented by Baylor Scott & White Sports Performance Center at the Star through the 2026 Classic.
The Frisco Classic will continue to feature four of the country’s top teams spanning three days of play at Dr Pepper Ballpark in Frisco, TX. The weekend tournament will carry on the round robin format hosting two games per day with each team playing the other three times over 3 days.
Beginning in 2017, the Frisco Classic has continuously drawn top programs from around the country with the likes of Arkansas, Oklahoma State, Arizona, Baylor, Nebraska, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, & California just to name a few. The 2020 line-up is no different as Texas A&M and Oklahoma State return for a second time along with UCLA and Illinois making their first appearance in the event.
In the 3 years of hosting the event in Frisco, the Classic has drawn fans from all over the state of Texas and beyond, averaging a daily attendance of over 7,000. The event culminated in 2018 with a sellout crowd of over 10,000 when Texas A&M faced off against Baylor.
“We are extremely excited to continue hosting this event in Frisco. The Frisco RoughRiders are a first class organization and highly respected in the baseball industry. Chuck Greenberg, Andy Milovich, Scott Burchett, Kathryne Buckley and their entire staff have been outstanding to work with as they have been instrumental to the success that the Frisco Classic has seen over the past 3 years. We look forward to continuing to provide that regional-like atmosphere for participating teams and attending fans and are thrilled to continue bringing in top teams to compete in one of the best ballparks in the country! - Peak Events President, Ryan Holloway
“The Frisco Classic has proven to be an outstanding platform for welcoming baseball back to Dr Pepper Ballpark each spring. We are excited to continue to make the Frisco Classic the “Best outside of Omaha”. - Frisco RoughRiders President & GM Andy Milovich
The 2020 Frisco Classic is set to take place February 28th through March 1st with game times and schedule to be announced at a later date.
Advanced Tickets For the 2020 Frisco Classic will be available in early June at friscoclassic.com/tickets. Follow the Frisco Classic on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook to stay up to date with news and ticket information.
About the RoughRiders: The Frisco RoughRiders are the Double-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers and play their games at beautiful Dr Pepper Ballpark in Frisco, Texas. The team was founded in 2003 and has finished first among all Double-A franchises in attendance in each of the last 14 seasons (2005-2018). In August 2014, the RoughRiders were purchased by an ownership group led by Chuck Greenberg. Since then, the new ownership group, together with the City of Frisco, has spearheaded numerous major franchise enhancements, investing over $8 million in a wide array of facility upgrades and improvements, including a state-of-the-art HD video board, sound system, Bull Moose Saloon, InTouch Grille, Riders Outpost Team Store and the world’s largest water feature in a sports facility, the massive Choctaw Lazy River. These enhancements earned the Riders and the City of Frisco Ballpark Digest’s prestigious "Best Ballpark Renovation" award for two consecutive years (2015 and 2016). More than 150 former RoughRiders players have gone on to play Major League Baseball, including All-Stars Chris Davis, Adrian Gonzalez, Ian Kinsler and Neftali Feliz, as well as current Rangers stars Elvis Andrus, Joey Gallo, Isiah Kiner-Falefa and Rougned Odor. For more information on the Frisco RoughRiders and Dr Pepper Ballpark, please visit RidersBaseball.com.
About Peak Events LLC and Peak Sports MGMT: A branch of Peak Sports MGMT, Peak Events, LLC is an event management firm specializing in collegiate sporting events. Peak Sports MGMT is a sponsorship/advertising firm out of Frisco, Texas. Current properties for Peak include, University of Central Arkansas, Southeastern Louisiana University, Austin Peay State University, West Texas A&M University, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Pittsburg State University, Eastern Illinois University, Murray State University, Nicholls State University, Northwestern State University and Lamar University in addition to the Frisco College Baseball Classic and newly established Round Rock Classic. Find more info at peaksportsmgmt.com