FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 8, 2022
CVB Contact: Scott Bruscato
Best on the Bayou Classic at Ouachita Sportsplex February 11-13
Monroe, LA – The Best on the Bayou Classic will be held February 11-13 at the Ouachita Sportsplex. The event is expected to bring an economic impact of over $123,000 to Ouachita Parish.
Ten teams will be represented at the Best on the Bayou Classic Softball Tournament - The University of Louisiana at Monroe, Louisiana Tech University, Southern University, Stephen F. Austin State University, Jacksonville State University, Mississippi Valley State University, Southern Illinois University, Syracuse University, University of Evansville, and Morehead State University.
February 11-13 is the opening weekend for NCAA Softball.
“It is exciting to bring teams from all the country to experience Monroe, Louisiana! It will be a wonderful environment with some of the best softball across the country.” said Molly Fichtner, University of Louisiana at Monroe Head Softball Coach.
Admission is $10 a day or $25 for a weekend pass.
“Discover Monroe-West Monroe is excited to partner with ULM Athletics to bring collegiate softball to our area.” said Scott Bruscato, Discover Monroe-West Monroe Senior Vice President of sales. “We look forward to having the teams and their families from all part of the country come to our community to play softball and enjoy everything that we have to offer here in Northeast Louisiana.”
All games will be played at the Ouachita Sportsplex at 710 Holland Drive, Monroe, LA 71203. Click here to view the tournament schedule. For more information contact Scott Bruscato at 318.387.5691.
Discover Monroe-West Monroe promotes Ouachita Parish as a destination for leisure travel, conventions, meetings, and sporting events creating a positive economic impact for our local community through increased visitor spending and sales tax collections. For more information about Discover Monroe-West Monroe, visit www.monroe-westmonroe.org.
Economic impact information was determined by Destination International’s Event Impact Calculator. This tool measures the economic value of an event and calculates its return on investment to local taxes.