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Division III Baseball Championships moving out of the Fox Valley

Posted: 9:51 AM, Oct 21, 2016
Updated: 2016-10-21 10:51:53-04

The NCAA Division III Baseball Championship is leaving the Fox Cities following the 2018 tournament.

A change in scheduling by the NCAA and the unavailability of a host facility starting in 2019 forced the partnership of Lawrence University, UW Oshkosh and the Fox Cities Convention and Visitors Bureau to end its relationship with the NCAA.

The championship, which currently runs over a five- to six-day period that begins the Friday of Memorial Day weekend, is being pushed back one week into June to accommodate another round of games (Super Regionals).
 
“The Division III baseball championship will undergo a major structural change in 2019 and mirror a format that is currently used at the Division I and II levels of baseball and all levels of softball,” said UW-Oshkosh Sports Information Director Kennan Timm, co-chair of the event’s local organizing committee.
 
The Division III Championship Tournament first came to Fox Cities Stadium in 2000.