NCAA baseball is returning to York this spring.
The 2017 NCAA Division III Baseball Mid-Atlantic Regional will be held at PeoplesBank Park — home of the York Revolution — from May 17-21.
The Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC), in partnership with the Revs and the York County Convention & Visitors Bureau’s Sport York program, will play host to the event. The tournament was last held at the Revs' park in 2015.
“The MAC is delighted to have the opportunity to again host the Division III Mid-Atlantic baseball regional at PeoplesBank Park, and we look forward to working with many of our conference schools on providing a great experience for the baseball student-athletes,” said Ken Andrews, MAC executive director. “Having hosted several MAC Commonwealth baseball tournaments and the 2015 NCAA Division III Mid-Atlantic Regional at the home of the York Revolution, and our swimming championship at nearby Graham Aquatic Center, we know that York is a great location to experience championships for both teams and fans.”
The winner of the eight-team, double-elimination tournament will advance to the Division III Baseball Championship in Appleton, Wisconsin, at Fox Cities Stadium from May 26-31.
“MAC staff and student-athletes are a great group of people to work with and we’re excited to have them back in York for some high-level NCAA baseball this May,” said Eric Menzer, president of the Revs.
PeoplesBank Park, which opened for the 2007 season, will host its 11th season of Revs baseball this year. The Revs are members of the Freedom Division of the Atlantic League. York won the Atlantic League title twice, in back-to-back years, in 2010 and 2011. The Revs won their third Freedom Division title last season for their third all-time divisional title (also in 2010 and 2011).
“The return of NCAA postseason baseball to York reinforces the power of sports tourism and our facilities,” said Anne Druck, president of the YCCVB. “York County’s sports visitors have the highest spending of any visitor type and generate the greatest economic return on investment for our community. This type of repeat business solidifies York’s reputation as Pennsylvania’s premier sports destination and wouldn’t be possible without exceptional facilities such as PeoplesBank Park and the continued support of the Middle Atlantic Conference.”
The NCAA Division III baseball regional field will be announced late on Sunday, May 14, at NCAA.com after all conference championship events have concluded.