2018 USA Softball Hall of Fame Complex schedule announced

By Katie Willis (kwillis@usasoftball.com) | Nov. 27, 2017, 2:22 p.m. (ET)

OKLAHOMA CITY – USA Softball has revealed the 2018 schedule for the USA Softball Hall of Fame Complex – OGE Energy Field – INTEGRIS Field, meaning players, coaches, umpires and fans alike can once again look forward to many action-packed weekends at the Softball Capital of the World®. With events such as the highly-touted NCAA Women’s College World Series (WCWS) and USA Softball All-American Games, the USA Softball Complex will also host the Mens Senior 50-Over Fast Pitch National Championship for the first time in the history of the Complex.  The 2018 calendar of events offers softball at all levels, including adult and youth fast pitch and slow pitch events, while a handful of regularly-held events will be relocated as a result of complex renovation.

Click here for the complete 2018 schedule of events at the USA Softball Hall of Fame Complex

“We are looking forward to welcoming back some signature events as well as hosting a string of new tournaments at the USA Softball Hall of Fame Complex during the 2018 season,” said USA Softball Executive Director, Craig Cress. “Although we have a shortened schedule compared to previous years, we are thankful to the citizens of Oklahoma City for approving the 2017 Proposition Bond 5 package and supporting the development of our facilities. We welcome the opportunity to host teams, officials and fans and give them an experience to remember at the 'Softball Capital of the World®'.”

The 2018 season kicks off March 2-3 with the Historically Black College and Universities (HBCU) Classic, a tournament hosted by Langston University welcoming athletes from Division I to NAIA historically black colleges. Following the HBCU Classic will be the OSU Hall of Fame Classic, a three-day NCAA Division I Softball Tournament which includes host-school Oklahoma State University (OSU), Purdue, Drake, Connecticut, Saint Francis University and Pacific.  Additional USA Softball grassroots events to be held in the spring at the historic Hall of Fame Stadium include the Capital City Classic and two weekends of the USA Softball Spring Challenge. USA Softball is also proud to welcome back Special Olympics of Oklahoma to the USA Softball Hall of Fame Complex, where teams will take part in a regional qualifier April 11 prior to their State Summer Games.

Also returning to the USA Softball Hall of Fame Complex is the Big 12 Conference Championship, which will be held May 11-13, and the NCAA Division III Softball Championship, which will be held May 24-29. For the 28th year, the USA Softball Hall of Fame Complex will host the NCAA WCWS May 31-June 6/7, which features the top eight teams in Division I softball competing for the National Championship title. Tickets are now available online for the NCAA WCWS and can be purchased by visitingNCAA.com/wcws or by calling the NCAA at 800-591-9198.

The final event on the 2018 calendar will be the USA Softball All-American Games, a prestigious tournament intended to provide national exposure to elite athletes in the 12-Under Junior Olympic (JO) fast pitch division. Information on regional tryout and selection processes and additional information on the USA Softball All-American Games can be found at www.usasoftballallamericangames.com or by sending an email to AllAmericanGames@usasoftball.com.

Following the 2017 Proposition 5 Bond package that was approved by the citizens of Oklahoma City in September 2017, the USA Softball Hall of Fame Complex is expected to shut down for renovations after the conclusion of the USA Softball All-American Games.  

For more information on the USA Softball Hall of Fame Complex, visit USASoftball.com. Many tournaments are open for teams to register and additional information, including Tournament Directors, hotels and maps can be found by visiting TournamentUSASoftball.com. All youth fast pitch events can be found byclicking here, while adult slow pitch events are listed here.

About USA Softball
USA Softball is a 501(c)(3) not-for profit organization headquartered in Oklahoma City, Okla., and is designated as the National Governing Body (NGB) of Softball in the United States and a member of the United States Olympic Committee. One of the nation’s largest sports organizations, USA Softball sanctions competition in every state through a network of 70 local associations and has grown from a few hundred teams in the early days to over 150,000 teams today, representing a membership of more than 2 million.  USA Softball is dedicated to providing people of all ages the opportunity to play the game they love at a variety of levels by offering recreational, league, tournament and competitive play for fast pitch, slow pitch and modified pitch.  USA Softball annually conducts thousands of tournaments throughout the country including over 100 National Championships.  The USA Softball umpire program is among the nation’s largest and are widely known as the best trained umpires in the game.

As the NGB for the sport of softball, USA Softball is responsible for training, equipping and promoting the six USA Softball National Teams that compete in events such as the Olympics, Pan American Games, World Championships and other international and domestic events. For more information on USA Softball, including its founding and history as the Amateur Softball Association of America (ASA), please visit, www.USASoftball.com.