Rutherford County is hosting Spring Fling this week. The event is TSSAA’s unique spring sports championship that involve seven different sports over a four-day period, Tuesday through Friday… That was Thomas Laird, assistant director to the Murfreesboro Parks and Rec Department. Laird said that increased traffic will definitely be noticed throughout the area… The Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce reports that 25,000 fans are expected to be in the Murfreesboro area this week for the Spring Fling, which helps to boost the local economy by about $3.5-million.
LISTEN to WGNS to hear TSSAA Spring Fling updates, local baseball / softball games and more! Tune to WGNS in Smyrna at FM 100.5. In Murfreesboro, listen to FM 101.9 or AM 1450. You can also listen online HERE, at WGNSradio.com. Plus, WGNS will carry Spring Fling HQ, a program dedicated to up to the minute information on events going on around the county.
Spring Fling was first held in 1994 in Chattanooga, TN. The seven-sport, Olympic-style spring sport championship tournament continues to be the only event of its kind in the United States. More DETAILS on Spring Fling below!
• See the Spring Fling Baseball and Softball Brackets HERE.
• Planning to attend Spring Fling? You will need to Purchase Tickets first HERE.
WGNS' Scott Walker talked more with Parks and Rec Asst. Director Thomas Laird about the Spring Fling (6-Min)...
Championships for the seven sports that comprise Spring Fling will be conducted at 15 different venues in and around Murfreesboro. The boys’ soccer tournaments will be conducted at the Richard Siegel Soccer Complex, softball will take place at McKnight and Star*Plex Fields, tennis will be held at the Old Fort Park Tennis Complex and track and field meets will be conducted at MTSU's Hayes Stadium in 2022.
Ten area schools will host the TSSAA state baseball tournaments. The entire Division II-A tournament will be held at Middle Tennessee Christian School and the entire Division II-AA tournament will be held at Wilson Central High School. The championships for those classes will also be played at those sites, respectively.
Sites for Division I baseball will include Eagleville and Rockvale High Schools for Class 1A, Riverdale and Stewarts Creek High Schools for Class 2A, Smyrna and Blackman High Schools for Class 3A and Oakland and Siegel High Schools will play host to Class 4A.
The schedule for the Division I baseball championships is as follows:
Division I, Class 1A - Riverdale High School (Friday, May 27, 1 PM)
Division I, Class 2A - Blackman High School (Friday, May 27, 1 PM)
Division I, Class 3A - Siegel High School (Friday, May 27, 1 PM)
Division I, Class 4A - Oakland High School (Friday, May 27, 1 PM)