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The Hoover Met will undergo renovations later this year.
The National Pro Fastpitch Championship Series will take place in the Hoover Met for the second year in a row. The Championship Series will be from Aug. 14-18 and includes three best of three series.
All scheduled games will also be televised on the CBS Sports Network.
Commissioner Cheri Kempf said NPF has a large audience in the Southeast, and she hopes the championship will draw a larger crowd this year.
“We know the audience is there,” Kempf said. “When it comes to the NPF, it is the very best competition in the world, and we’ll get no argument on that from anybody.”
Kempf also said the championship will allow fans to see some of the best players in the sport, including Olympic gold medalist, three-time collegiate player of the year Cat Osterman. Osterman announced her retirement earlier this year, and the NPF tournament will be the last place she competes.
“People love this game,” Kempf said. “It’s exciting, it’s fast-paced … and our athelets are grateful for the opportunity to be professional athletes.”
Tickets for the Championship Series range from a single session general admission $15 to VIP series pass at $230.
Group discounts are available for parties of 10 or more people. More information can be found at championship.profastpitch.com.