ROUND ROCK (June 10, 2011) -- The UIL Baseball State Championships will have a home at the Dell Diamond for years to come, The University Interscholastic League and The Round Rock Express announced Friday. The agreement secures The Dell Diamond as one of the hosts for the UIL Baseball Championships through 2017. The Dell Diamond has served as a host for the UIL State Championships since 2000.
“We’re excited to have entered this agreement with The Round Rock Express,” said Dr. Mark Cousins, UIL Director of Athletics. “This allows for the most cost-effective option for our member schools. Playing on a field like this gives these student athletes the opportunity to play at one of the best venues in the country.”
The new seven-year deal starts this year, 2011, and runs through 2017. The five UIL classifications will play the semifinal and championship games at both UFCU Disch-Falk Field on The University of Texas at Austin campus and The Dell Diamond.
“We consider our facility one of the best in Texas and feel it is a natural fit to bring some of the best high school talent into our stadium,” Express General Manager George King said. “We are very excited we get to host UIL games at our stadium for many years to come.”
UIL games at The Dell Diamond started on June 8, 2011, with the 1A and 2A semifinals and run through June 11, 2011, with the 5A State Championships. The Dell Diamond hosted 12 of the 15 games of the UIL Baseball State Championships.