DuBOIS — “If you build it, they will come.”
This famous line from the 1989 movie, “Field of Dreams,” certainly pertains to the City of DuBois.
Just a few short years ago, the City of DuBois built Showers Field, a state-of-the-art baseball field.
Construction of a new miracle field/softball field is scheduled to begin soon and be completed by next spring.
And next May, an estimated 500 student-athletes will be playing on those fields.
Friday, the United States Collegiate Athletic Association announced the 2018 and 2019 baseball and softball national championships will be held in DuBois. The City of DuBois USCAA Small College World Series will be hosted by the USCAA National Office in conjunction with the City of DuBois and Penn State DuBois.
“We are excited to be the new home to both the USCAA Small College Baseball and Softball World Series championships starting next May,” city Manager John “Herm” Suplizio said. “Both Showers Field and the new softball field are state-of-the-art venues that will provide a first-class experience for the teams, players, families and fans.
“This will be a great event economically for local businesses for that entire week including hotels, restaurants and our small businesses. This is a big boost not only for DuBois but the entire area,” Suplizio said. “DuBois has a rich history of baseball and softball and, no doubt, the local community is just as excited as we are to be hosting these championships.”