It’s official! The 2013 National Club Baseball Association Division II World Series will take place at Brooks Stadium in Paducah, Kentucky.
The 8 teams that win their respective Districts within the NCBA Division II will be participating in the tournament where a National Champion will be crowned. The event will start on May 17th with the Championship Game concluding the tournament on the 21st .
Named for Paducah Baseball Association President J. Polk Brooks, the stadium was constructed over 60 years ago. It is one of the oldest Baseball parks still in use in the state of Kentucky. Brooks Stadium contains seating for 1200, restrooms, and a concession stand all within its walls. Handicap seating and parking is also available. Throughout its long life, “The House That Brooks Built” has been home to a St. Louis Cardinals minor-league affiliate as well as playing host to several colleges and universities including the University of Kentucky and Southern Illinois University.
"Brooks Stadium and the Paducah community have a strong tradition of hosting successful collegiate Baseball tournaments. We're confident that the 2013 NCBA DII World Series will be a great experience for the student-athletes and their fans," said Paducah Convention & Visitor’s Bureau Sales Director Fowler Black. He felt that the city would be a great location because "Paducah is a very centralized geographic location within a day's drive of two-thirds of the U.S. population and at the heart of the America's inland waterways. It would make for
convenient travel for a majority of the participants."
Paducah, KY is located in the western portion of Kentucky near where the Ohio and Tennessee Rivers converge into one and halfway between St. Louis, MO and Nashville, TN. Paducah plays home to over 25,000 residents within its bounds.
“I am extremely excited with the fact that the 2013 NCBA Division II World Series will be held at Brooks Stadium, in Paducah, Kentucky,” said NCBA Vice President of Division II Baseball Operations Christian Smith. “Selecting a location for the DII World Series is never an easy task. Finding a city and a stadium has to meet several important characteristics. The city’s geographic location, quality of venue,entertainment and financials all are important aspects taken into consideration. Most times, a city meets a majority of those aspects but after personally visiting Paducah and all that it had to offer, it was revealed that it hit every major aspect that we were looking for. With Brooks Stadium’s rich history, Paducah’s geographic neutrality to our teams, and the entertainment that Paducah has to offer, makes the city a perfect fit for this event. I am very eager for the eight World Series teams and their fans to experience the city and Brooks Stadium for themselves. I know they will not be disappointed!”
More information on this championship tournament will be released as the event draws closer and will be
announced at www.clubbaseball.org/div2 . Any questions regarding the 2103 NCBA Division II World
Series can be directed to Christian Smith at Christian.Smith@CollClubSports.com or at 412-321-8440