This season's Class 4A state baseball tournament is moving to Colorado Springs.
Originally scheduled to be hosted in the Denver area, a lack of a second site for 4A gave the CHSAA office an opportunity to look at a different community as a host. The tournament will now be held at the Rocky Mountain Vibes' stadium and the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs' Mountain Lion Park for the first weekend, slated for May 24-25.
The second weekend, May 31 and June 1, will be held entirely at the Rocky Mountain Vibes' stadium.
"We're excited to take a baseball tournament back to Colorado Springs. The Vibes and UCCS have been extremely accommodating for the needs of high school baseball. While this will happen for 2019, we will looking at a long-term relationship in the future."
A state baseball tournament hasn't been hosted in Colorado Springs for at least a decade.
The Rocky Mountain Vibes are the Rookie-Advanced affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers. Their change from a Triple-A affiliate to a Rookie-Advanced affiliate helped to open up the dates.
The 4A tournament was going to be held at All-Star Park in Lakewood, but a second site which had been used in the past, Metro State University, had a conflict of dates.
As a result, All-Star Park will be used a site for the 5A tournament, with All-City Field in Denver being the other.