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In August, 2015, Jamestown will host its 18th World Series in thirty years, as the Babe Ruth 13 Year Old World Series returns ‘home’. In 1980, the first ever 13 Year Old World Series was held here and Jamestown is proud to welcome the event back this summer. In 1999, Jamestown also hosted the first ever 12U Softball World Series. Jamestown also serves as the Babe Ruth World Series Training Center for cities who are interested in possibly hosting a future World Series.

All World Series games will be played at the 4,000 seat Russell E. Diethrick, Jr. Park – where in 2015 baseball lovers will watch the newly expanded Prospect League, a summer collegiate wood bat league, each season. Jamestown is proud of its park system which consists of 20 parks covering 540 acres of land including ball diamonds, picnic areas, tennis courts, playgrounds, soccer fields and a riverwalk area. Jamestown has been awarded the “Tree City USA” designation by the National Arbor Day Foundation for thirty
consecutive years.

Jamestown is located in the southwestern corner of New York State. It is 70 miles southwest of Buffalo, 40 miles northeast of Erie, Pennsylvania, 140 miles north of Pittsburgh, and is approximately halfway between New York City and Chicago. It is at the base of picturesque Chautauqua Lake and serves as the regional hub for a diverse range of industrial and commercial businesses, along with a myriad of social and recreational opportunities. The city property covers an area of 10 square miles, and its highest point is 1,620 feet above sea level. The city maintains a population of approximately 32,000, within an urban area of 85,000 residents. Jamestown also serves as the center of a region blessed with an abundance of outstanding outdoor recreational opportunities, including hunting, fishing, boating and camping, and within a few minutes of Allegheny State Park, Long Point State Park and Midway State Park.

Jamestown is fortunate to maintain a large variety of cultural facilities and activities for the enjoyment of residents and visitors alike. World renowned Chautauqua Institution, founded in 1874, continues to offer a vast assortment of religious, educational, recreational and artistic activities throughout its nine-week summer season. Beautiful Victorian architecture lines the quaint streets and quiet setting of this unique community along the shores of Chautauqua Lake.

With Jamestown being the birthplace of Lucille Ball, located in the downtown area you will find the Lucille Ball/Desi Arnaz Center including a museum, gift center and original stages from the television series “I Love Lucy”. Also to be found in the downtown area is the Reg Lenna Civic Center, a 1,250 seat, beautifully restored former vaudeville house offering a variety of musical, theatre and community events; and the Lucille Ball Little Theatre of Jamestown, the largest community membership theater in New York State. Within a short walking area you will find the multi-million dollar Jamestown Savings Bank Ice Arena with twin rinks and the Robert H. Jackson Center. Justice Jackson served as a United States Supreme Court Justice and was the architect of the international trial process and chief prosecutor of the surviving Nazi leaders at Nuremberg, Germany.

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