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Ohio Valley Conference Baseball Tournament returns to Jackson Tennessee for three years

OVC LogoBrentwood, TN – The Ohio Valley Conference announced Aug. 21st to a three-year deal to continue to hold its annual baseball championship at The Ballpark at Jackson in Jackson, TN.

The deal ensures the 2014, 2015 and 2016 championships will be held at The Ballpark at Jackson. The 2014 Championship will be held May 21st through May 25th.

The OVC has held its baseball championship at the venue for the past four years (2010-13). The Ballpark at Jackson serves as the home of the Jackson Generals, the AA affiliate of the Seattle Mariners.

Austin Peay State University Baseball Team-OVC Tournament Champions

“We value the relationship with the Jackson Generals and are grateful for the support of the city leaders of Jackson,” said OVC Commissioner Beth DeBauche. “We look forward to returning to a first-class venue which is a fitting place for our championship which features first-class competition.”

Following the completion of the Generals 2013 season in September, The Ballpark at Jackson will undergo an extensive renovation to its draining system along with the installation a new playing surface. The cost of the renovations is estimated to be around $200,000 and was unanimously approved by the Jackson City Council in August.

“We are thrilled to have the privilege of hosting the OVC Baseball Championship for another three years,” said Jason Compton, General Manager of the Jackson Generals. “It is great baseball and great way to use the park outside of our 70 Jackson Generals home games. Anything that brings in people from other parts of Tennessee, Kentucky, Missouri, Illinois, and Alabama to Jackson and to our Park is a no-brainer for us. We hope the next three years are as great as the first four have been.”

The Ballpark at Jackson (formerly known as Pringles Park) opened in 1998 and has a seating capacity of 6,000. The venue hosted the 1999 and 2011 Southern League All-Star Games. The Ballpark at Jackson also has luxury suites, a video board and merchandise shop that is used for the championship. Jackson, TN. is located 130 miles from Nashville and 77.2 miles from Memphis on Interstate 40.


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