MIAMI — The City of Miami’s Department of Tourism and Recreation will host a United States Specialty Sports Association (USSSA) Girls Fast-Pitch Softball Tournament at the Booth Sports Complex on Oct. 14-15.

More than 225 softball players ranging in age from 9 to 14 years old will participate in three divisions, 10 & under, 12 & under and 14 & under.

Teams registered to play are from Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri and Arkansas.

The tournament will feature a three-game guarantee with pool play on Saturday, Oct. 14 followed by single elimination bracket play that will begin at 9 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 15.

“Sports Tourism is a growing market and we are excited to host this event that will bring hundreds of visitors from multiple states to our city," stated Amanda Davis, Director of Tourism for the City of Miami. “We have a great track record with soccer, baseball and football events. This gives us an opportunity to get ourselves established in the softball market and we are looking forward to a great weekend," Davis added.

Admission to the tournament is $5 for adults and $2 for children (6 and under are free).

Gates at the Booth Sports Complex, located across from the Miami Fairgrounds, will open at 8 a.m. and concessions will be available both days.

For more information about his event, contact Chuck McKibben, City of Miami Recreation Coordinator and USSSA event director at 918-542-4435 or by email at cmckibben@miamiokla.net.