Girls Softball World Series to be Tri-State’s biggest sporting event in history

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By Jess Raatz, Reporter



Starting next week, 8,000 people will be flooding the Tri-State for the biggest sporting event Evansville has ever hosted.

Now before the 225 teams hit the diamond, they will march right down Main Street to kick off the 2016 NSA Girls World Series.

Over 4,000 hotel rooms booked, over $2 million dollars in an economy boost is expected for the city.

Opening ceremonies for the 225 teams begins on Monday when Main Street will shut down starting at 5 p.m. The teams will march down Main Street for a parade, followed by a block party outside the Ford Center lasting until 9 p.m.

The tournament is spread out across Owensboro, Newburgh, and Evansville.


Location: Main Street, from 2nd Street to Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd

Time: 5:30– 6:30 p.m.

Details: The parade marches down Main Street and leads into the Ford Center for the Opening Ceremonies.

Opening Ceremonies

Location: Ford Center

Time: 6:30-7:00 p.m.

Details: Officially kicks off the tournament. Includes a welcoming from Evansville’s Mayor Lloyd Winnecke and announcements about the tournament. After announcements, teams will be released to take part in the block party outside the Ford Center.