Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Wilson Morgan Complex to Host SWAC Softball Tournament

As part of a three-year commitment, Wilson Morgan Softball Complex will hold the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) softball tournament May 7-10, 2014. The Decatur/Morgan County Convention and Visitors Bureau and the City of Decatur’s Parks and Recreation Department will host the event for more than 200 student-athletes and coaches, along with their families, traveling from Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi, and Alabama.

This is the second appearance of the tournament in Decatur. Wilson Morgan Softball Complex served as host venue in 2013, generating over $200,000 in revenue for Decatur and Morgan County, and will again host the tournament in its 2,000-seat facility May 6-9, 2015.

The top eight teams in the SWAC East and West Divisions qualify for the 13-game double-elimination tournament and teams are seeded based on regular season results among the conference programs.

Championship game time is 2 p.m. CST on May 10th. The championship game will receive live coverage on ESPN3 and tape delay on ESPNU at 9 p.m. CST. ESPN3 is available to 83 million households via the multi-screen network platform, which is available online at the WatchESPN.com, on smartphones and tablets with the WatchESPN app and through ESPN on Xbox Live. ESPN3 broadcasts are carried by Time Warner Cable, Cablevision and Verizon, the main cable providers of New York and the tri-state area.

Daily admission is $6/adult and $3/child and weekend passes are $20/adult and $10/child. Parking is free. Wilson Morgan Softball Complex features six lighted fields, centrally located concessions, quad, press box and batting cages. Each field has a clay infield and beautiful grass, maintained by electronically controlled underground irrigation systems. Located at 300 Beltline Road, the facility can seat over 2,000 spectators with additional seating available. For more information on Wilson Morgan Softball Complex, visit www.decaturparks.com or www.decaturmorgansports.com.

For more information, contact Decatur-Morgan County Convention and Visitors Bureau President/CEO Melinda Dunn at 256.350.2028 or 800.524.6181. 

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