Lismore has been selected to host two major junior championship baseball events at the newly upgraded Albert Park Baseball Facility in 2024.
Touted as one of the biggest junior events in the Australian baseball calendar, the Junior League (Under 15) and the Intermediate League (Under 14) will fight it out at Lismore's premier baseball ground, Albert Park from May 27 to 31.
The competition, which is a feeder to the World Series in the USA, marks a significant milestone in Lismore's return as a regional capital for junior sports.
Lismore City Mayor Steve Krieg said it was an exciting announcement for the city.
"This double event is the first of its kind for Lismore and reinforces the reputation our city has achieved as a key player on the national sporting stage," he said.
"I look forward to welcoming the 17 teams and their families from across Australia who will hopefully stay a little longer to enjoy what our region offers."
The announcement is also a major coup for local businesses, which are predicted to inject around $1,134,876 into the local economy during the week-long event.
In 2023, the Wanneroo Giants and Brisbane North emerged victorious in the Junior and Intermediate League Championships hosted in Victoria.
The 2024 championships in Lismore promise to be even more thrilling, with over 320 players, officials, staff and coaches expected to participate.
All matches will be held at the state-of-the-art Albert Park Baseball Facility, which has recently undergone significant upgrades, ensuring a state-of-the-art experience for players and spectators.