Ruston, Louisiana welcomes baseball tournament to new sports complex
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Ruston, Louisiana celebrated the opening of its new sports complex by hosting a baseball tournament. Dixie Youth World Series is wrapping up its two-week-long event which brought it nearly 80 teams.
The Ruston Sports Complex sits on 185 acres in North Louisiana. When completed, the Convention and Visitors Bureau says it will have facilities for baseball, softball, tennis, soccer, and football on 36 fields and 16 turf fields. Additional plans include an indoor facility for basketball and volleyball tournaments, as well as dance and cheer competitions.
This new complex is expected to bring a $1.2 billion economic impact to the Ruston and Lincoln parishes. It already started with the Dixie Youth World Series. The baseball tournament secured more than 5,000 overnight stays.
“This is an economic boom for our city and for entire North Louisiana,” says City of Ruston Mayor Ronny Walker. “Entire North Louisiana is benefitting from this tournament and will benefit in the years to come from this complex because partnering with these other cities from hotels will be necessary.”
“We’re welcoming teams, coaches, and fans from across the country to experience what our area has to offer. After spending time on our fields and in the community, we’re confident that they will leave with many great memories,” said Travis Napper, Ruston-Lincoln CVB President and CEO.
Congratulations to the Ruston-Lincoln Convention and Visitors Bureau for the successful complex opening and the youth baseball tournament. We at Sports ETA cannot wait to see what sporting events come to North Louisiana!
The original article from Amanda Quimby Carrier, TMP can be viewed here.