The City of Oxford and Jacksonville State University (JSU) will host the next five Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) State Baseball Championships and State Softball Championships through 2027.
AHSAA Executive Director Alvin Briggs announced the agreement earlier this month. The championships will be played at the following ballparks:
Championships Moved in 2021 and 2022
Calhoun County has hosted the championships over the past two years. The AHSAA State Softball Championships moved to Choccolocco Park in the spring of 2021 and returned in 2022. The AHSAA State Baseball Championships were moved last spring due to a schedule conflict at Montgomery Riverwalk Stadium.
“We are excited to have our state championships in both sports locked in for the next five years and hopefully for many years to come,” said Briggs. “Our experience with softball at Choccolocco Park and baseball last spring at Choccolocco Park and JSU was incredible. We had packed crowds for most of our games. Both sites provided real championship experiences and life-long memories for our teams, schools and communities that traveled to attend.”
Premier Fields and Stadiums
According to the AHSAA, the new contract, which begins May 15-20, 2023, will solidify the two spring sports championships on fields that have hosted a number of state and national events.
Choccolocco Park has a signature field for softball and baseball, and JSU’s Rudy Abbott Field at Jim Case Stadium is one of the South’s premier collegiate baseball stadiums.