Wednesday, August 20, 2008

49ers bid to host A-10 baseball tournament

The Charlotte 49ers already plan to host three Atlantic 10 Conference championships in the upcoming season - cross-country, track and field and women's basketball - but are still trying to add one more.

The 49ers have put in a bid to host the A-10 baseball tournament at their new Hayes Stadium and hope to get it in 2009, 2010 or 2011 or even a combination of years.

At one time, school officials were worried about hosting the tournament because it falls on the same weekend at the Coca-Cola 600 Sprint Cup race at Lowe's Motor Speedway and hotels are hard to come by. The school, however, has secured a hotel deal for visiting teams if they are awarded the tournament.

A-10 athletic directors will make the final call on the 2009 tournament sometime in September. The only sites in the running are Charlotte and a minor baseball league park in Dayton, Ohio.

The 49ers have won the A-10 tournament title the past two seasons and advanced to the NCAA tournament.


Anonymous said...

Facilities aside we should be a shoo-in for the tournament with our better spring weather.

Anonymous said...

This would be a big "get" for us. I wonder what hotel opened up its doors to assist us during the price-gouging that is part of the Coke 600.