Recent News on SportsDestinations.com Maryland to Host Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Under Armour and Corrigan Sports Enterprises announced the 2016 Under Armour All-America Lacrosse games will be held on Saturday, July 2 at Towson University’s Johnny Unitas Stadium in Towson, Maryland. The 11th annual game will feature 88 of the nation’s top male and female high school seniors in a North versus South format. Spartan Race Introduces New Events for 2016 Spartan Race, an organizer of obstacle course racing events, announced the 2016 schedule for its arsenal of revamped endurance events, including The ‘Agoge’ and ‘Hurricane’ Heats, designed to take racers to the brink of their physical and mental capabilities and teach valuable lessons as part of the journey. Grand Junction, Colorado, to Host Collegiate Cycling Championships The Greater Grand Junction Sports Commission, in conjunction with USA Cycling (USAC), announced that greater Grand Junction has been selected as the host destination for the 2017 and 2018 USA Cycling Collegiate Road National Championships. MLB: All Teams Need to Add Safety Netting After an in-depth study, Major League Baseball has recommended that all teams should lengthen the safety netting at their ballparks to increase fan safety. Teams have been encouraged to add netting, or some sort of protective barrier, to shield fans from balls and bats that sometimes go into the stands in all field-level seats between the near ends of both dugouts and within 70 feet of home plate. This follows a series of events in which fans were injured by balls, as well as by broken bats, flying off the field during play. US Lacrosse Taps Hamilton County to Host National Championship US Lacrosse announced Hamilton County, Indiana, as the site for an expanded US Lacrosse National Championships in July 2016. Grand Park - The Sports Campus at Westfield will host many of the nation’s best U13, U14 and U15 girls’ teams July 19-21 and boys’ teams July 22-24. Previously a U15 event, the expansion meets demand and will allow youth programs and their families to experience high-level lacrosse in a fun atmosphere. The eighth annual US Lacrosse National Championships will draw as many as 160 teams. USAC Silver Crown Returns to Gateway Motorsports Park in 2016 In St. Louis, Missouri, officials at Gateway Motorsports Park announced the United States Auto Club (USAC) Silver Crown Series will return to Gateway Motorsports Park on Saturday, June 25, 2016, as a companion event for the Drivin’ for Linemen 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race. The St. Louis Silver Crown Showdown will feature a 60-lap, 75- mile main event on the 1.25-mile oval. New Location for NPF Championship Series Announced for 2016 National Pro Fastpitch announced the 2016 Championship Series will be held at Rhoads Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and will take place August 19-23. Rhoads is the home field of the National Champion University of Alabama softball team and holds the prestigious honor of leading the nation in NCAA regular season attendance for the past nine consecutive years. The previous award of the Championship Series was for a three-year stint, 2014-2016, and placed the league’s hallmark event at the Hoover Metropolitan Stadium. However, due to scheduling conflicts in the multi-purpose venue that required lead time for converting the playing surface to a football field, the facility became unavailable for the desired dates of the 2016 NPF Championship. US Club Soccer to Host National Cup XV Finals in Aurora, Colorado US Club Soccer, an organization developing soccer clubs across America, has announced it will host the National Cup XV Finals, July 22-25, at Aurora Sports Park in Aurora, Colorado, for the second time in four years. The National Cup XV Finals serves as the culminating event of US Club Soccer’s cup-based nationwide championship series. The competition will feature U-13 through U-17 boys and girls in Super Group (most competitive) and Premier Group divisions.
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