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2005 Senior League Baseball World Series General Information

The 2005 Senior League Baseball World Series is scheduled for August 14-20. All the games are played at Mansfield Stadium in Bangor, Maine. The Senior League Baseball World Series is for players ages 14-16.

A schedule of games can be found here.

Mansfield Stadium is a modern ballpark with grandstand seating for 1,800, plus additional bleacher seating for 500. Tournament Passes are $30 for adults and $20 for those under age 18, and will admit the bearer to all 24 games of the World Series. Day Passes also are available. Both Tournament Passes and Day Passes can be purchased at the gate of Mansfield Stadium during the World Series. Tournament Passes may be purchased in advance at Mansfield Stadium starting July 1, 2005. All seating is on a first-come, first-served basis, except for reserved seats for World Series Officials.

Lodging
Nearby hotel space, as you may expect, becomes more limited as the Series approaches. This time of year is the prime vacation/tourist time for the greater Bangor area. It is strongly suggested you obtain hotel/motel reservations early as most of the hotels and motels fill up early. The official hotel of the World Series is the Holiday Inn at 404 Odlin Road in Bangor. The phone number for the Holiday Inn is 207-947-0101. Ask for Melanie Gray and be sure to mention that you are making reservations for the Senior League Baseball World Series to get the best available rate.

For more information on accommodations, local attractions, restaurants, etc., please call the Greater Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce at 207-947-0307.

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).

Travel
The Bangor area is served by Bangor International Airport with flights arriving daily from most major connecting airports. If arriving by car, while northbound on I-95, take exit 183 (Hammond Street), and turn right at the end of the exit ramp onto Hammond Street. Go four-tenths of a mile and turn left onto 13th Street. Mansfield Stadium is at 107 13th Street.

Refreshments/Food/Souvenirs
A wide variety of food and refreshments is available, at both the Mansfield Stadium concession stand and at the food court located next to the Stadium. Senior League Baseball World Series souvenirs also are available.

Safety
For the safety and enjoyment of all who attend, the following items or activities are prohibited in the Mansfield Stadium Complex: alcohol, large tarps, coolers, large bags or large containers, pets, solicitation, fireworks, laser pointers, knives, and weapons of any kind. In keeping with the Little League tradition of teaching by example, all smoking and smokeless tobacco use is prohibited in the Mansfield Stadium stands, exit ways and rest rooms, as well as Hayford Park (City of Bangor ordinance). All items brought into the complex are subject to inspection. All blankets, chairs and personal items of any kind must be removed daily.

Please also note that increased security measures may cause slight delays at certain times, so you should plan to arrive early.

Miscellaneous
The Senior League Baseball World Series includes a special Awards Banquet on the Friday night of the World Series during which players, teams, and umpires receive participation awards. Admission to the banquet is by ticket only, and parents are invited to purchase tickets for a small fee, but space at the banquet is very limited. If parents wish to attend, they will need to purchase their Awards Banquet tickets by Wednesday Aug. 16, 2006, at the Souvenir Stand.

The Opening Ceremony, for which there is no charge, will be held on Aug. 12 at 8 p.m. The Opening Ceremonies will follow a Concert at the stadium which starts at 6:00 PM.

At this time, no television coverage of games is planned, although Little League International continues to urge networks to carry the games of all World Series tournaments. We do, however, expect extensive media coverage from newspapers, radio stations and television stations. All games of the World Series can be heard, via the internet, at www.zoneradio.com.

Further information made be found at http://worldseries.bangorinfo.com/.  We hope to see you in Bangor this year and every year for the Senior League Baseball World Series.

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