Plano to Host USA Softball Gold Nationals

Visit Plano is proud to announce Plano, Texas has won the bid to host the USA Softball 2018 18U and 16U Gold Nationals July 15-21, 2018 at Heritage Yards. These are two of the most prominent tournaments in Junior Olympic (JO) Championship Play.

Returning to Texas for the first time since 1995, the 16-Under GOLD and 18-Under GOLD will be primarily played at Heritage Yards in Plano. Heritage Yards has nine fields and features grandstand seating on their premier championship field. With covered pavilions, multiple concessions locations and a central operations building, Heritage Yards also has fenced warm-up areas for teams.

“Visit Plano and Plano Parks and Recreation are honored to be selected to host the 2018 18U and 16U Gold Nationals, said Cissy Aberg, Sports Sales Manager for Visit Plano. “We are excited for the opportunity to activate our membership with USA Softball by putting our passion for fast pitch and top-quality facilities front and center. We can’t wait!”

USA Softball’s Texas Commissioner, David Devine, said the City of Plano has embraced the organization from day one. “This is a first-class event and it will be an honor to host it in Plano at their exceptional parks.” 

Stay tuned for more information to come. In the meantime, watch Visit Plano’s bid video below. For more information about hosting sporting events in Plano, click here

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