ROUND ROCK, Texas - The Road to Round Rock continues on. The Round Rock Express and University Interscholastic League reached an agreement Tuesday for Dell Diamond to continue to serve as the host site for the UIL Baseball Championships through 2021. Dell Diamond has served as a host for the championships since 2000.
"We are thrilled to announce the UIL Baseball State Tournament will return to Dell Diamond," said UIL Executive Director Dr. Charles Breithaupt. "Dell Diamond and the Round Rock Express provide a first-class experience to fans, student-athletes and coaches. We look forward to more successful tournaments in the future."
The new four-year deal starts in 2018 and runs through 2021. There is an option for UIL to extend the deal for an additional four years followed by two years, taking the total agreement out until 2027. Continuing in 2018, Dell Diamond will play host to 1A, 2A, 3A, 5A and 6A classifications. Disch-Falk Stadium at the University of Texas - Austin campus will host the 4A tournament.
"We are excited to continue to host the UIL state championship games here at Dell Diamond," Express President Chris Almendarez said. "This tournament aligns with our mission to promote the game of baseball and what better way to showcase the best high school teams in one of the best baseball stadiums in the country."
The Express dedicates itself to promoting America's national pastime in a safe, fun, friendly and exciting atmosphere that allows fans and players alike to enjoy the game. By hosting youth sports events such as the UIL Baseball Championships, they are dedicated to this mission and will settle for nothing less than achieving and growing these goals.
UIL games at Dell Diamond will take place in June 2018.
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