Top: Bill Doenges Memorial Stadium, Bartlesville, Okla. Bottom: Keeter Stadium, Shelby, N.C.

NEC to decide on permanent Series site

American Legion Baseball is anxiously counting down the days until the Legion's Spring Meetings, which get underway May 3. During the meetings, the National Executive Committee will make a strategic decision on who will permanently host The American Legion Baseball World Series.

The two cities vying to be the permanent site are Shelby, N.C., and Bartlesville, Okla. Each city has a representing committee that submitted a comprehensive package to the Legion's National Headquarters outlining specific ways their city is making changes and even supporting the opportunity to be the permanent World Series site.

Members of the Shelby and Bartlesville committees will be present during the Spring Meetings to discuss why their city should be chosen as the permanent site. A baseball committee comprised of eight National Americanism Commission members will initially listen to the committees' presentations before casting a vote and handing their bid recommendation to more than 25 National Americanism Commission Legionnaires from across the country. The Legionnaires will vote and present their choice to the National Executive Committee, which will then make a final decision by the end of spring meetings on May 6.