2018 World Junior Softball Championships

2018 World Junior Softball Championships

The 2018 WBSC Junior Men’s World Softball Championship was a huge success which showcased Prince Albert’s ability and volunteer/sponsorship capacities to host such a large world-class event, and put Prince Albert on the World softball map. It
was also fully embraced by our community partners, sponsors and fans.

The world officials applauded the volunteers and organization committee saying the event was second to none and hoped that we would put in future bids to host World Softball Championships.
The hard work and dedication of the Aallcann Developmental Fastpitch Organization, the City of Prince Albert and sponsors like Northern Lights Community Development Corporation (NLCDC) made this entire event possible.

“Project Triple Play” was an effort that was initiated in 2014 as a way to ensure the continued growth of softball in the community. Phase one of the project was successfully hosting the 2015 U16 Boys Canadian Championships. Phase two was funding the $1.2 million upgrades and expansion at Prime Ministers’ Park.
This phase was critical to the final component of Project Triple Play, earning the right to host the 2018 Junior Men’s Worlds. The final phase was the hosting of the 2018 WBSC Junior Men’s World Softball Championships.

NLCDC was a major sponsor in all three phases of Project Triple Play helping Aallcann host one of the largest scale events ever in Prince Albert. The 2018 World Juniors Men’s Softball championships will be the first ever on the world stage in any sporting event in the history of Prince Albert.

The local economy spin off was upwards of $9 million dollars and we had over 3000 hotel room nights during the 9 day tournament. Attendance was over 2000 people per day and we set an attendance record on Tuesday July 10th when Canada played New
Zealand in front of 6000 boisterous fans!!
A huge thank you to the NLCDC for your continued support through the entire way of our project that concluded with the ‘Worlds’ coming to PA.