Westfield World Series News

WESTFIELD BABE RUTH BASEBALL WORLD SERIES SELECTED AS ONE OF MASSACHUSETTS’ TOP SPORTING EVENTS FOR 2016

Westfield, MA, February 10, 2016—This summer’s Babe Ruth Baseball World Series in Westfield, August 10-18, is included in a list of 16 significant sporting events taking place in Massachusetts in 2016. “Sixteen in Sixteen: Massachusetts’ Top Sporting Events for 2016” was compiled by the Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism and the Massachusetts Sports Marketing Office. The list also includes the Boston Marathon, Red Sox Opening Day at Fenway Park, the World Figure Skating Championships in Boston, and the Harvard-Yale Football game in Cambridge. The Babe Ruth World Series is the only Western Massachusetts event on the list.

“We are excited that the Office of Travel and Tourism included us in their list for 2016. We worked hard to bring the World Series to Westfield and we fully expect it to be an outstanding event,” said Westfield Babe Ruth President Dan Welch. “Western Massachusetts has a lot to offer, and we hope that the teams coming for the tournament will enjoy their experience here. Information will be available shortly about advance purchase for World Series tickets and our souvenir program book. Please check www.westfieldworldseries.com often to keep track of the latest World Series news.”

The World Series in Westfield will feature top 14-year-old Babe Ruth teams from across the country representing the eight national regions: New England, Middle Atlantic, Ohio Valley, Southeast, Midwest Plains, Southwest, Pacific Northwest, and Pacific Southwest. The MA state champions and the host team from Westfield will also compete in the tournament.

The complete “Sixteen in Sixteen: Massachusetts’ Top Sporting Events for 2016” are:

February 1 & 8, Beanpot Hockey Tournament, TD Garden, Boston;

February 11, Polartec Big Air U.S. Grand Prix snowboarding and free skiing, Fenway Park, Boston;

March 28-April 3, ISU World Figure Skating Championships, TD Garden, Boston;

March 25-26, NCAA Division I Men’s Ice Hockey Northeast, DCU Center, Worcester;

April 11, Boston Red Sox Opening Day, Fenway Park, Boston;

April 18, Boston Marathon;

June 10, 12, 18, Copa America Centenario Soccer, Gillette Stadium, Foxborough;

August 6-7, Pan-Mass Challenge bike-a-thon;

August 9-18, Babe Ruth Baseball World Series, Bullens Field, Westfield;

August 18-21, US Rowing Masters National Championship, Lake Quinsigamond, Worcester;

August 21, Falmouth Road Race, Woods Hole to Falmouth, Cape Cod;

September 2-4, Indy Grand Prix car race, Seaport District, Boston;

September 2-5, Deutsche Bank Golf Championship, TCP Boston Golf Course, Norton;

October 15-16, Gran Prix of Gloucester bicycle race, Gloucester;

October 22-23, Head of the Charles Regatta, Cambridge;

November 19, Harvard-Yale Football Game, Harvard Stadium, Cambridge