GAINESVILLE, FL (11/27/18) – The Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) and Lee County Sports Development announced Tuesday the Florida High School Baseball State Championships will remain in Lee County through 2021. The final pitch of the FHSAA baseball season has taken place in Fort Myers since 2013.
“Staying in Fort Myers was important to us based on the first-class facilities and experience provided to us by the fine people of Lee County,” FHSAA Executive Director George Tomyn said. “The FHSAA believes student-athletes, coaches and fans will continue to receive the red-carpet treatment they have become accustomed to the last six years.”
The 2019 event will take place at CenturyLink Sports Complex May 22-25 (1A-4A) and May 29-June 1 (5A-9A). The championships will consist of separate four-team, three-game, single-elimination tournaments in each FHSAA classification.
Dates and venues for the 2020 and 2021 events will be announced at a later date. CenturyLink Sports Complex, the spring training home for Major League Baseball’s Minnesota Twins, has hosted the event since 2017. Prior to that, the event was held at the spring training home for MLB’s Boston Red Sox, JetBlue Park (2013-16).
“Lee County is proud to have been awarded an additional three-year agreement to host the Florida High School Baseball State Championships, Lee County Sports Development Executive Director Jeff Mielke said. “This is a testament of the quality of Lee County’s leadership, staff, facilities and dedication to customer service. We thank the FHSAA for trusting us with the baseball finals for another three years.”
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The Florida High School Athletic Association supervises and regulates interscholastic athletic programs for high school students at member public, private and charter schools. The organization also recognizes and honors academic achievement among student-athletes at almost 800 middle, junior and senior high schools statewide. Headquartered in Gainesville, it is the official governing body for interscholastic athletics in Florida.