http://seniorsoftball.com/?page=12

 
SIGN IN:   Password     »Sign up

Message board   »Message Board home    »Sign-in or register to get started

Online now: 0 members ; 19 anonymous
Change topic:

Discussion: New fields in Florida

Posted Discussion
June 17, 2017
grayhitter59
Men's 55
119 posts
New fields in Florida
This is meant for SSUSA staff. Have you seen the new fields in Sanford Fl?

Wow, the are 100% turf with fences at 315ft and they have six right next to each other, these fields are the best I ever played on.

Question: if they are available for tournament play, why is SSUSA not playing on them?

Why in the whole state of Florida is SSUSA only running 3 tournaments a year and one of them is the TOC?

Think someone needs to take a good look at this facility. ( near Orlando, maybe more teams would come to see Mickey and hotels are better than Polk county)

Just wonder why?





June 17, 2017
taits
Men's 65
4549 posts
Bet the "answer" will be contracts that last "forever".
June 17, 2017
TimMcElroy
166 posts
Gents,

I'm not answering on behalf of SSUSA but am offering my observation.

SSUSA probably doesn't offer a ton of tournaments in FL out of respect for it's past relationship with the half-century group. Half century runs 2 tournaments a month if I remember correctly.
SSUSA does a pretty good job of not stepping on established dates of other groups and they should be commended for that.

Another thing to consider is timing.... The events that are run in FL occur when you're most likely to get out of state entries. New Jersey teams aren't going to FL in June / July.

As far as the complex in Sanford goes, it is a nice facility. I'm sure that SSUSA is aware of it and that they will be there if something can be worked out.

Rather than bash them, give Terry and Fran some credit. Their success is no accident.



June 17, 2017
grayhitter59
Men's 55
119 posts
No bashing going on here Tim. Just wondering why and why not.

Florida has a large amount of teams and a lot more out of Georgia and Alabama. As for Half Century you are correct twice a month, once for 50's and 1 for 60's.

leaves 2 more weekends out of a month,so. I don't think that is a good enough reason.

another point is Polk County has no easy fly in and out major airport, Orlando int'l is not to far from fields.

My 2 cents.
June 27, 2017
Gunny2
40 posts
Hey grayhitter59 when you posted 6 fields, do you also mean 2 sets of fields which would total 12 fields? If so that would be great even for ISSA or SPA.
June 27, 2017
B94
Men's 50
132 posts
If you mean the Seminole County Sports Complex it looks like it would be a great place to host an event. My only question would be are there removable mounds on all of the fields as they appear to be used for hard ball?
June 27, 2017
DOERBAUM
Men's 55
72 posts
FIELDS ARE VERY NICE. THE 6 NATURAL TURF FIELDS ARE 275 DOWN THE LINES OUT TO 315 IN DEAD

CENTER. THE SMALLER ARTIFICIAL TURF FIELDS (5) ARE 300 DOWN THE LINES OUT TO ABOUT 340-345.

AND THE LARGE FIELDS (4) ARE BASEBALL DIMS AT 320 DOWN THE LINES OUT TO 385 IN DEAD CENTER. THE

ACCESS FOR OUT OF TOWNERS IS GREAT AS YOU CAN WATCH THE PLANES COME IN AND OUT OF SANFORD

AIRPORT. DONT PUSH THIS THOUGH "GRAY HITTER59", CAUSE YOU KNOW I LIVE ONLY A MILE OR TWO FROM

AUBURNDALE AND DIAMONDPLEX IN WINTER HAVEN.....LOL! I COULDN'T HAVE MY COOKOUTS ON

TOURNAMENT SATURDAY NIGHTS !!! NICE TOURNAMENT IN TENNESSEE BY THE WAY!

Sign-in to reply or add to a discussion or post your own message and start a new discussion. If you don't have a message board account, please register for a free nickname. It will only take a moment.
Senior Softball-USA
Email: info@SeniorSoftball.com
Phone: (916) 326-5303
Fax: (916) 326-5304
9823 Old Winery Place, Suite 12
Sacramento, CA 95827
Senior Softball-USA is dedicated to informing and uniting the Senior Softball Players of America and the World. Senior Softball-USA sanctions tournaments and championships, registers players, writes the rulebook, publishes Senior Softball-USA News, hosts international softball tours and promotes Senior Softball throughout the world. More than 1.5 million men and women over 40 play Senior Softball in the United States today. »SSUSA History  »Privacy policy

Follow us on Facebook

Partners