GHSA moves state baseball finals to neutral sites beginning 2017

Beginning with the 2017 high school baseball season, the Georgia High School Association will host its state baseball championships at neutral sites in Columbus and Rome. Historic Golden Park in Columbus and State Mutual Stadium in Rome will be the Georgia High School Association's two neutral site locations. Golden Park was home to the Columbus Catfish, a Tampa Bay Rays affiliate, until the minor league franchise moved away following the 2006 season. State Mutual Stadium is the current home of the Rome Braves, the Atlanta Braves' Class A affiliate.

Both parks seat around 5,000 spectators.

With eight different state championship series to be played, the park assignments will not be made until after the finalists are determined. GHSA plans to assign the location for each classification based on the participating schools. For the full story, please see the Georgia Dugout Preview story by Tim Morse. CLICK HERE.

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