April 18, 2014

NCAA Div. 3 baseball championships extend staying put in Appleton

The NCAA announced Wednesday that the Division III baseball championships will remain at Fox Cities Stadium in Grand Chute through 2018.

Fox Cities Stadium

Fox Cities Stadium

The Tournament has called the Fox Valley home for the last 14 years.

Fox Cities Stadium is already scheduled to host the 2014 event, which means the Division III College World Series will be played in the Fox Cities for the next five years.

The five-day tournament hosts eight teams from around the country over Memorial Day weekend every year and draws around 28,000 spectators.

Linfield College (McMinnville, Ore.) won the 2013 NCAA Division II Championship with a 4-1 victory over the University of Southern Maine.

Lawrence University has served as host and starting in 2015, will be joined by UW-Oshkosh.

NCAA officials announced 523 host sites Wednesday after receiving bids from 1,984 venues around the country.

In addition, the seven regional sites were announced for 2014.  The Midwest Regional has been awarded to UW-Whitewater.