Welcome to the Little League Softball World Series in Greenville, NC!
The Little League® Softball World Series returns to Greenville this week, and organizers are making final preparations to make the tournament a success!
This year's tournament will feature an expanded field with 12 teams from across the United States and beyond competing August 6-13 at Stallings Stadium at Elm Street Park. Admission is free, and all games will be broadcast on the ESPN family of networks, including ESPN, ESPN 2, ESPNews, and ESPN+. This international and televised tournament is estimated to bring $1.2 million in economic impact to the Greenville-Pitt County community.
In an effort to ensure the safety of participants and spectators, the City of Greenville will be closing Elm Street between 14th Street and 10th Street, beginning August 6 until August 13. Detours will utilize Charles Boulevard. Motorists traveling north will be detoured from Greenville Boulevard to Charles Boulevard and 10th Street. Motorists heading south will be detoured from 10th Street to Charles Boulevard and Greenville Boulevard. Only permitted traffic will be allowed in the blocked section of Elm Street during the closure.
Transportation will be provided for participating players and coaches, while public parking for the event will be available in the College Hill Drive parking lot located near the corner of 10th Street and College Hill Drive. Members of the public will access Elm Street Park from the College Hill parking lot via the Green Mill Run Greenway.
This year's tournament will feature 12 teams from across the United States, Asia-Pacific, Canada, Europe-Africa, and Latin America. Admission is free, and all games will be broadcast on the ESPN platforms, including ESPN, ESPN 2, ESPNews, and ESPN+, with the final championship game being shown on ABC for the first time in the event’s history. This year’s event will also feature the first ever professional softball event with the AU Pro Games at the LLSWS, bringing Athletes Unlimited Softball players to Greenville to interact with LLSWS participants on August 8 before a historic doubleheader at ECU on August 9.
Teams competing in the 2023 Little League Softball® World Series include:
North Carolina Host Team: Rowan Little League - Salisbury, NC
Southeast Region: Pitt County Girls Softball League - Winterville, NC
Northwest Region: Bend North Little League - Bend, Oregon
Southwest Region: Midway Little League - Hewitt, Texas
West Region: Almaden Little League - San Jose, California
New England Region: Bristol, Connecticut
Mid-Atlantic Region: Massapequa International Little League - Massapequa Park, New York
Central Region: Austintown Little League - Austintown, Ohio
Asia-Pacific Region: Negros Occidental Little League - Philippines
Canada Region: St. Albert Softball League, St. Albert, Alberta
Europe-Africa Region: Lombardia Little League - Italy
Latin America Region: Guayama Softball Little League - Puerto Rico
Join Us at the Opening Ceremony at Town Common!
To kick off this year’s tournament the public is invited to come out to the Opening Ceremony on Saturday, August 5 from 6pm – 8pm at the Greenville Town Common to welcome the players, coaches, umpires, families, media, and more to Greenville-Pitt County! Come out and enjoy a live DJ, food trucks, photo booths, water activities, and more!
4:45pm- Athletes will arrive at Town Common to have dinner
5:45pm- Athletes will line up for walk-up songs and introductions (Greenville Toyota Amphitheater stage)
6:00pm- Opening Ceremonies start
6:00pm – 6:45pm-
Team & Athlete Introductions
Local Dignitaries will Speak
Mayor P.J. Connelly & City Manager Ann Wall will throw 2023 LLSWS Ceremonial First Pitch
6:45pm – 8pm- Games, Activities, Music, Dancing & Food Trucks: Collaborative Art Activity, Dunk-An-Ump- Umpire Dunking Booth, Fairy Hair, Photo Booth, Riverside Recreation kayak and peddle boat rides, cornhole, giant Jenga, Connect Four, and more! Food Trucks will Include: The Jerk Truck, The Burp Wagon, Uncle Fred’s, Last Call Pizza, and East Carolina Italian Ice
Come Out and Catch a Game at Stallings Stadium!
Find the full Little League® Softball World Series 2023 schedule of games here. To learn more, visit LittleLeague.org/LLSWS.
Admission is FREE to all games, and the public is welcome and invited to attend! Concessions and food trucks will be available on-site to enjoy.
Elm Street between 14th Street and 10th Street will be closed August 6-13. Detours will utilize Charles Boulevard. Motorists traveling north will be detoured from Greenville Boulevard to Charles Boulevard and 10th Street. Those heading south will be detoured from 10th Street to Charles Boulevard and Greenville Boulevard. Only permitted traffic will be allowed in the blocked intersection of Elm Street during the closure.
Public parking for the event will be available in the College Hill Drive parking lot located near the corner of 10th Street and College Hill Drive. The public will access Elm Street Park from the College Hill parking lot via the Green Mill Run Greenway. Golf cart shuttles to and from this parking lot to the stadium will be available before, during, and after all games.