The Palm Beach County Sports Commission is partnering with the Ballpark of the Palm Beaches and Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium to host the Men’s Senior Baseball League (MSBL) Fall Classic on November 6-20. The MSBL Fall Classic is one of the largest amateur baseball tournaments in the United States that is tailored specifically to adults.
The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches, located in West Palm Beach, and Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium, located in Jupiter, will come together to offer two marquee baseball stadiums and over 20 total diamonds to host the MSBL Fall Classic. These premier fields will be home to over 125 teams, consisting of 2,000 athletes competing in seven age groups (18+, 30+, 35+, 45+, 50+, 55+, 60+).
Nearly 100 of the teams will be traveling to Palm Beach County from across the U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, Dominican Republic, and Peru. Over 400 baseball games will be played during the two-week tournament. The competition employs a round-robin format followed by playoffs to determine a champion.
With the influx of visitors, the MSBL Fall Classic will create a tremendous economic and tourism impact for The Palm Beaches. The event is expected to generate nearly $2.5 million in direct visitor spending and over 5,000 hotel room nights.
“The Palm Beach County Sports Commission is privileged to partner with the Men’s Senior Baseball League to host their Fall Classic at Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium and the Ballpark of the Palm Beaches,” said George Linley, Executive Director of the Palm Beach County Sports Commission. “The MSBL Fall Classic is one of the largest amateur baseball tournaments for adults that takes place annually in the United States. We are proud that MSBL selected us as their host, which demonstrates why The Palm Beaches is Florida’s premier baseball destination.”
The host sites for this tournament represent two of the nation’s finest MLB Spring Training facilities.
One of the region’s preeminent baseball stadiums for more than 20 years, Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium is the current Spring Training home of the Miami Marlins and St. Louis Cardinals and is also the only complex in the country that is home to four Minor League Baseball teams. The stadium seats 8,030, including box suites, and a press box, professional scoreboard and JumboTron enhance the experience. In addition to the main lighted stadium field, the complex features 12 full-size baseball fields with MLB dimensions—six of which are lit for night play—on nearly 120 acres in the cozy Abacoa neighborhood of Jupiter, Florida. For large events like the MSBL Fall Classic, Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium can be combined with the Ballpark of the Palm Beaches just down the road in West Palm Beach, for a total of 26 MLB regulation diamonds.
The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches is the Spring Training home to the 2019 World Series champions Washington Nationals and 2017 World Series champions Houston Astros. Designed with an elegant wrap-around concourse and inviting sightlines, the 160-acre complex features a fan-friendly 7,700-capacity stadium as its centerpiece, along with six practice fields per team. A total of 13 MLB fields and five 120-by-80-yard multipurpose athletic fields are covered in beautiful Bermuda grass and cater to soccer, lacrosse, football, rugby, and more. Among the eclectic events that have been hosted at the Ballpark are Battlepark Mixed Martial Arts, SoFlo Turkey Shootout in lacrosse, Baseball Canada Junior Nationals, the Perfect Game USA 14U Florida Showcase, the Palm Beach Classic, The Palm Beach Cup in soccer, Sunshine Games Ultimate Frisbee, the Collegiate League of the Palm Beaches and Prospect Select Baseball.
The Men’s Senior Baseball League is the premier amateur baseball organization for adults. The league has 325 local affiliates, 3,200 teams, and 45,000 members who play organized amateur baseball in local leagues. MSBL hosts 30 regional tournaments and six national tournaments annually.
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