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2005 Little League Softball World Series General Information

The 2005 Little League Softball World Series is scheduled for August 11-18. All games are played at Alpenrose Stadium in Portland, Ore., where the tournament has been played for 12 years. The Little League Softball World Series is for girls, ages 11-12.

A schedule of games can be found here.

As always, admission is free and tickets are not required. The main stadium seats 3,000 fans with portable seating to accommodate 3,000 more.

Lodging is available at the Little League Softball World Series host hotel, The Sweetbrier Inn, in Tualatin, Ore. Call 1-800-551-9167 for more information. Those traveling with teams should mention this, so they can receive the special rate. Or, you may visit www.oregonlive.com for more lodging information in the area.

For all of your hotel needs, we encourage you to use "Choice Hotels," the Official Hotel Partner of Little League Baseball and Softball. To make reservations, contact the Choice Sports Desk at 877-240-AWAY (2929) and use Discount Code 00211120. By using that Discount Code you will SAVE at least 15 percent off your hotel rooms and a portion of the proceeds will go back to Little League Baseball and Softball. The Sports Desk can also be contacted via fax at 877-249-AWAY (2929).

From I-5 northbound, take Highway 217 west. Take the Greenburg Road exit and turn right. At Greenburg and Hall Boulevard, go straight onto Oleson Road. Turn right on Vermont, then left on Shattuck Road. Alpenrose is up the hill on the left. From I-5 southbound, take the Multnomah exit to 45th Street. Turn right on 45th and then left on Vermont. Turn right on Shattuck Road Alpenrose is up the hill on the left. From Highway 26 eastbound (Sunset Highway), take the Highway 217 exit (69a). Take the Beaverton/Canyon Road exit and turn left onto SW Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway. Turn right onto Shattuck Road. Alpenrose is on the right.

A wide variety of food and refreshments are available, and Little League Softball World Series souvenirs are available. Pin trading is encouraged with a special area designated for this purpose. Fans are encouraged to visit the sponsors area for special mementos and pricing specials throughout the week.

The final three games of the Little League Softball World Series are scheduled to be televised live nationally on ESPN2. The semifinals will be televised at 7 and 9:30 p.m. on Aug. 16, and the final game will be televised at 9:30 p.m. on Aug. 18 (ESPN). All times are Eastern. At this time, no other television coverage of games is planned, although Little League International continues to urge networks to carry the games of all World Series tournaments. We also expect extensive media coverage from newspapers, radio stations and television stations.

There are special activities throughout the week for the teams, including and a Home-Run Derby. Please visit www.softballworldseries.com for more information.

We hope you have an enjoyable experience while in Portland for this exciting event.

(This information, provided by the tournament director, was last updated April 2005.)