Located in the heart of Florida, the cities of Alachua and Newberry will combine to host all 4 age groups. First year host Newberry, Florida will use Champions Park for the 8U,10U,14U age groups while long time host Alachua, Florida will host the 12U. This marks the 4th time in 5 years that the City of Alachua will host the 12U age group.
Situated just minutes north of Gainesville for Alachua and to the west Newberry are located just 90 minutes from Jacksonville and Orlando, and just two hours from Tallahassee and Tampa. The gulf coast is less than an hour away, and St. Augustine is just a 90 minute trip, St. Augustine is home to some of the world’s most famous beaches. St. Augustine offers visitors the opportunity to visit the oldest city in the United States and many other historic sites.
Alachua and Newberrys’ central location to some of the states well-populated regions provides cross section of commerce and travel with the serene landscapes of the area’s springs and river system. Alachua has a population of 9,500 and High Springs has a population of 5,300.
Newberry is home to a brand new 16 all lit field complex. The fields are designed around 4 separate quad style field layouts with their own concession and press box areas. The fields also offer new artificial turf infields that offer the best conditions for softball play. Teams are going to love to play on the this brand new complex at Champions Park.
Both Alachua and High Springs are proud to be located in Alachua County, home of the University of Florida and some of the country’s most cutting-edge research and technology.
Alachua and High Springs are the leaders in youth recreation in North Central Florida and proudly welcome Babe Ruth World Series once again.