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Bleachers out, chairback seating on tap for Lamade Stadium

Howard J. Lamade Stadium

Howard J. Lamade Stadium, the home of the Little League Baseball World Series, will be upgraded before the 2013 event to feature total chairback seating in the grandstand.

There already was chairback seating in Sections 1-3; the project will take out bleachers in Sections 4-5 and add chairback seating there. Renovations to the ballpark will begin soon.

As a result of the additional seats with backs, Little League is evaluating the ticketing process for the final day of play. The ticket lottery conducted in the past few years – again, only for tickets to the final day of play – will be discontinued as Little League International evaluates the renovations.

“At this point, we are not certain how many tickets for the final day of play will be available to the general public,” Scott Rosenberg, Little League International’s Director of Public Relations, said. “Once we evaluate our options, we will have a better idea how to proceed.”

As always, admission to the Little League Baseball World Series is free. Free parking also is available.

It is important to note that seating arrangements for the first 30 games of the tournament have not changed. For all but the final two games of the 32-game tournament, access to the ballpark for the general public will be made available on the day of the game on a first-come, first-served basis.

“Even if someone is unable to sit in the stadium for a game, including the World Championship Game, they still will be able to attend and watch the game from the terraced hills at Lamade Stadium,” Rosenberg said. “Tickets are never required for the terraced hills. All you need to do is arrive and find a place to sit. Many people bring a blanket or lawn chairs to make a day of it, and it’s a great place for a family outing.”

The 67th Little League Baseball World Series begins on Aug. 15. Games are played each day through Aug. 25, with the exception of Friday Aug. 23, which is a scheduled “off” day. The specific schedule of games will be released during National Little League Week (June 10-16).

The 16 teams in the Little League Baseball World Series will reach Williamsport at the end of the world’s largest elimination tournament. The Little League International Tournament begins on July 1, and will feature more than 16,000 games over the following 45 days to determine the 16 finalists. Last year, a record 414,905 fans attended the Little League Baseball World Series.

Souvenir tickets for the terraced hill seating are available by writing to:

Attention: Souvenir Terrace Tickets
Little League International
PO Box 3485
539 U.S. 15 Hwy.
Williamsport, PA 17701

Requests for these souvenir tickets must include a stamped, self-addressed envelope. These souvenir tickets will be mailed in early August.

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