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for FAMILIES and UMPIRES 

          618-692-7255    |  1000 Plummer Drive  |  Edwardsville, IL 62025

  Just 1 ½ miles from Roy E. Lee Field at Simmons Baseball Complex (SIUE)

Family room rate = $105 per night

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August 3rd-7th

The National American Legion Baseball Tournament starts with 4,000 teams from eight regions across the US.  From there the state champions advance to a regional tournament.

8 teams from 6 Midwestern states will be competing in the Great Lakes Regional Tournament, Wednesday, August 3rd – Sunday, August 7th, at SIUE Simmons Sports Complex in Edwardsville, IL.

It is a double elimination format event, with the winner advancing as one of the eight final teams competing in the American Legion World Series, in Shelby, NC.

2016 Ticket Promo

Tickets available at the door & online.

BRING YOUR RECEIPT AND ID TO THE GATE TO CLAIM YOUR TICKET

All Access Pass…………… $30  
Daily Pass …………………  $10  
Single Game/Session…….. $5  

Advanced tickets are now available online. Service enables you to purchase with a debit or credit card.  Please understand that additional handling is required and your purchase will reflect a handling charge to cover that cost.

 

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Check out the Tourney Bracket HERE

Tourney Schedule of Events and Games

Wednesday, August 3rd – Sunday, August 7th

DAY TIME EVENT
TUESDAY 6:30pm Player Banquet at Edison’s Entertainment    edisonsfun-logo
WEDNESDAY 10am Game Play Starts with a Double Header
4pm Opening Ceremonies of Tourney Evening Double Header Starts
THURSDAY 10am First Session Double Header
4pm Second Session Double Header
FRIDAY 10am Game Play Starts with a Double Header
4pm First Game of Double Header
7pm Bank of Edwardsville Family Night Activities BOElogo (1)      and

Scott Air Force Base Night (1/2 off discount) cc-1341_1

SATURDAY 1pm 1 Session Double Header & Scott Credit Union Kids Day  scott_cu_logo_0
4pm Second Game
 SUNDAY 1pm Championship
4pm Second Game (if needed)

FRIDAY, August 5th – 7:00 PM

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  • Come play with us at the ball park for a special event for all ages!Come see Izzy and Lizzy the Grizzlies mascots from 6:30-7:30pm and Jay the Balloon Dude!
  • Visit HERE for details

Saturday, August 6th – 4:00 PM

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  • Free admission for any SCU kids club members. Prizes, snacks, and fun!
  • Visit HERE for details

FRIDAY, August 5th – 7:00 PM

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  • All SWIBL players get in FREE with a paid adult. Arrive by 6:30pm, in uniform and you get to go on the field for the pre-game ceremonies.
  • Visit HERE for details

FRIDAY, August 5th – 7:00 PM

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  •  If you’re a Scott Air Force member, receive 1/2 off any ticket purchase. And there’s a discount if you have any military, police, airforce, firefighter ID.
  • Visit HERE for details

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Host Team:

Metro East Bears

Our local team,  the combined Edwardsville Post 199/Alton Post 127 team, will have an automatic bid to this prestigious tournament and a chance to return to repeat its World Series Championship of 1998 (Edwardsville Post).   Last year’s team lost in the championship game just one game shy of going to the World Series. 

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About American Legion Baseball & FAQ’s

FAQ’s

How did our local team do last year?  

The Edwardsville Post 199/Alton Post 126 team finished 2nd in the regional competition just one win away from advancing to the World Series.

Who plays on these teams?

Teams will feature graduating high school seniors and college aged freshman from Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky and Illinois.

Any suggestions on places to stay and places to visit?

We highly recommend our sponsor and official home our tournament umpires, Edwardsville’s Holiday Inn Express.

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Book online or call:
1-888-480-0427
1000 Plummer Drive, Edwardsville, Illinois, 62025

For places to eat and visit, click HERE for The City of Edwardsville‘s app!

AMERICAN LEGION BASEBALL PURPOSE

To inculcate in youth a better understanding of the American way of life and to promote the principles of 100 percent Americanism.

To instill in the nation’s youth a sincere desire to develop within themselves feelings of citizenship, sportsmanship, loyalty and team spirit.

To aid in the improvement and development of the physical fitness of our country’s youth.

To build the nation’s future through our youth.

The tournament provides a competitive outlet for teenage youth and at the same time honors our military and veteran community and the sacrifices they have made for our country.

What: Eight teams from 6 Midwestern sates will be competing in the Great Lakes Regional and features a total of 15 games throughout the week.

It is a double elimination format event, with the winner advancing as one of the eight final teams competing in the Amercian Legion World Series. We will welcome eight teams from six states competing for a bid to the National World Series. the champions will advance to the American Legion World Series (ALWS) to be held in Shelby, NC and televised on ESPN.

When: Tuesday August 2 to Sunday August 7 

Where: SIUE basecall field in Edwardsville, IL

Roy E. Lee Field, Edwardsville, IL 62025

Simmons Baseball Complex/Roy Lee Field located on the campus of Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville off of New Poag Road in Edwardsville