USA Softball announced this week that the “Stand Beside Her” has added a pair of exhibition games in Tennessee on May 30, 2020. This will be a return trip for Team USA to Tennessee after playing against UT-Chattanooga on April 7, 2020.
The doubleheader in May will be held at TVA Credit Union Ballpark (199-131 Legion Street, Johnson City, Tenn., 37601)—home of the Johnson City Cardinals. Johnson City will host the Red, White and Blue as the team looks to capture the Gold Medal in Tokyo when the sport of softball returns to the Olympic program for the first time since 2008.
"Each tour stop gives the Olympic Team the ability to prepare together for the Tokyo 2020 Games,” said 2020 WNT member, Michelle Moultrie.
“It’s a dream come true for us to get six months of training together before competing in the Games. We have had such amazing support from fans and can't wait for the opportunity to play for them and meet them in person along the tour! We are very excited to come to Johnson City, Tennessee and hope to see you there!"
The first contest will be against Milligan College before closing out the tour stop with a game against a collegiate All-Star squad comprised of athletes from Milligan College and East Tennessee State University.
The Red, White and Blue will face off against the Buffs at 1 p.m. ET before facing off with the All-Star team roughly 35 minutes after the conclusion of the 1 p.m. contest.
Tickets for the game will go on sale on December 16 at 11 a.m. ET at http://www.jccardinals.com/ for the following prices: General Admission adults ($20), General Admission youth ($15), Reserved adult ($25), Reserved youth ($20) and VIP ($60) while children two years and under are free.
The “Stand Beside Her” tour is a series of competitions and The “Stand Beside Her” message encourages fans everywhere to stand united in their support of the WNT and the United States in their journey to the Olympic Games.
The tour will kick off in February with the USA squad competing in a pair of prestigious college tournaments and run through the summer right up to the start of the Tokyo games.
The 2020 USA Softball Women’s National Team (WNT) announced over the last month several additional stops on its Stand Beside Her Tour featuring a series of competitions and training opportunities for the 2020 USA Softball Women’s National Team (WNT) as it prepares for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.
Olympic competition will start July 22, 2020 with the Gold Medal Game being played on July 28.
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As created and first announced in August by USA Softball, the Stand Beside Her tour “evokes a powerful message of unity aimed to inspire communities to stand beside HER – the members of the WNT, America and the future generation of female athletes.”
Currently there are 11 stops on the tour hitting eight states and extending from February to June prior to next summer’s Olympic Games.
Stand Beside Her Tour Stops (as of Nov. 29, 2019)
Click on the links to get info on how to purchase tickets and where the games will be played
|February 7-9||NFCA Div. I Leadoff Classic||Clearwater||FL|
|February 20-23||Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic||Cathedral City||CA|
|March 31||Univ. of Alabama||Tuscaloosa||AL|
|April 3||South Commons Softball Complex||Columbus||GA|
|April 5||Twin Creeks Softball Complex||Woodstock||GA|
|April 7||Jim Frost Stadium at Warner Park||Chattanooga||TN|
|April 18||Constellation Field||Sugarland||TX|
|April 25||Lubbock Christian||Midland||TX|
|May 30||TVA Credit Union Ballpark||Johnson City||TN|
|June 9||Dow Diamond||Midland||MI|
|June 10||Secchia Stadium||East Lansing||MI|
|June 25||Salem All-Stars||Salem||VA|
Here is a visual map of all the places Team USA will play on the Stand Beside Her Tour as announced so far:
Additional stops for the “Stand Beside Her” tour will be announced at a later date according to USA Softball. For more information on the “Stand Beside Her” tour, you can visit StandBesideHerTour.com.