Mayor Greg Dionne speaks on the WBSC 2025 Males’s Softball World Cup press convention contained in the Artwork Hauser Centre alongside native bidding committee members Ian Litzenberger (left) and Derek Smith (proper) on Jan. 10, 2023. (Logan Lehmann/paNOW employees)
Jan 10, 2023 | 1:12 PM
Prince Albert will probably be a sizzling vacation spot for softball followers world wide within the coming years.
Throughout a press convention on the Artwork Hauser Centre on Tuesday morning, it was introduced that the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) has awarded a 2024 WBSC Males’s Softball World Cup Group Stage and the 2025 World Cup Last to the Metropolis of Prince Albert.
Members of the native bidding committee, Ian Litzenberger and Derek Smith, have been available to make the announcement the place Smith mentioned these occasions have been eight years within the making.
“It’s enormous for the Metropolis, the committee, and for the softball group,” he mentioned. “To have the ability to placed on one other world-class occasion in each 2024 and 2025, we’re going to get the followers out and it’s going be thrilling across the ballpark. It’s been a protracted go within the making, we began the entire course of about eight years in the past once we bid to get (the 2018 U19 Males’s World Cup) right here and pulled off a really profitable event.”