The 2023 Little League Baseball® World Series, Presented by T-Mobile, is quickly shaping up to be one for the record books, and now is your chance to come out and experience history by making the trip to Williamsport for the home of the world’s largest youth sports tournament since 1959. To make the most out of your experience, be sure to keep these 10 important notes in mind:
1. Family Fun for FREE!
One of the most exciting parts about attending the Little League Baseball World Series is that there is no cost for admission! In addition to the fun and excitement on the field, the event’s more than 80-acre complex provides countless opportunities for families and communities to come together for once-in-a-lifetime memories, teachable life lessons, and most importantly FUN for fans of all ages.
2. Schedule and Activities
Starting with the Grand Slam Parade on August 14 and Opening Ceremonies on August 16, the 2023 Little League Baseball World Series is filled with two weeks of action-packed excitement, including 38 exciting baseball games, the MLB Little League Classic; T-Mobile Little League Home Run Derby; Little League Challenger Division® Exhibition Game, broadcast on WVIA and presented by Eggland’s Best; and countless hours of fun and excitement available in the Little League World Series Fan Zone for fans of all ages to enjoy. The best way to enjoy the Fan Zone is to download the official Little League World Series App (LittleLeague.org/LLWSApp).
On Wednesday, August 23, Little League will also be featuring its first-ever “Patches for Pins” promotion, offering the first 1,000 fans wearing their official Little League patch to the Little League booth in the Fan Zone, a rare Little League pin (exclusions apply). As always, you can also witness history in real time by swinging by the World of Little League® Museum during your stay, with a shuttle available to take you from outside Volunteer Stadium up to the Museum’s entrance. To keep up to date with all the events, including game times and matchups, be sure to check out LittleLeague.org/LLBWS.
3. Ticket Information and Seating
Admission onto the Little League International Complex is FREE and no ticket is needed to enjoy the games of the Little League Baseball World Series. While access into the stadiums varies throughout the tournament, there is always an opportunity to experience history:
Wednesday, August 16 to Thursday, August 24
General public stadium seating in Lamade and Volunteer Stadiums is available on a first-come, first-served basis with no ticket required, except in Section 1 behind home plate. Section 1 requires a “Stadium Pass” which is not available to the public.
Saturday, August 26 and Sunday, August 27
On Championship weekend, tickets are required for access into Lamade Stadium for all Championship games and are typically not available to the general public as they are provided to league volunteers and special guests. If tickets become available, they will be distributed via the Little League World Series App. As always, no ticket is required for the famous “hill” or terrace overlooking the outfield fence of Howard J. Lamade Stadium, where seating is almost always available.
Sunday, August 27 – Consolation Game
Tickets for Lamade Stadium seating for the Consolation Game currently scheduled for 11 a.m. (ET) on Sunday, August 27, are currently not required. Subject to change.
4. Parking, Travel, Hotels, and More
With a focus on making the event an affordable and family-friendly event, FREE PARKING is available in the South Williamsport Sports Complex (617 E. Mountain Avenue), directly behind the Little League International Complex. Parking is also available in the Transit Authority parking deck located on Third Street in Downtown Williamsport where River Valley Transit Shuttles are available to transport guests to the Main Entrance of the Little League World Series Complex. The Shuttles are located one block over off Pine Street.
To make the most out of your trip to the birthplace of Little League, it’s important to know what opportunities there are for you in terms of lodging, transportation, and more throughout the Williamsport area, so be sure to check out the Visitors tab at LittleLeague.org/LLBWS.
5. Entering the Complex
The Little League International Complex will open most days at 10 a.m. and all visitors are required to enter the complex through the Main Entrance located off East Mountain Avenue near the batting cages. New this year, fans will also get to journey into the complex in a faster and more enjoyable way thanks to a newly widened entrance and walkway closer to the parking lot, featuring new security gates to expedite entry into the complex. Complex hours and access details, including a downloadable Complex Map is available at LittleLeague.org/ComplexMap.
6. Know What to Bring
To further expedite your access onto the Little League World Series complex, be sure to check what you are allowed to bring onto the complex before you make the trip, and leave your prohibited items at home:
A family-fun event, the Little League World Series is also built to be accommodating for parents, which means diaper bags are permitted onto the complex (subject to search) and a limited number of stroller parking is available at each end of the Lamade concourse. Additionally, a new private MamaVa Lactation Pod was added this year for nursing or pumping mothers on the third-base concourse of Volunteer Stadium, offering a private space for mothers to express milk.
7. Sportsmanship Starts with You
The foundation of Little League is rooted in sportsmanship, and the best way to ensure our players and children are displaying positive sportsmanship throughout the tournament is to be a role model yourself. All of our coaches and umpires are volunteers, and the players on the field are all children, so we ask that while you enjoy the excitement and competition that is displayed on the field, you do so in a positive manner during your time at our events.
8. Respect Those Around You
The Little League World Series is a place of inclusion where families, fans, and tourists from all around the world gather together to have a fun and memorable experience, so we ask that you are respectful of the differencing cultures, opinions, and beliefs of those around you.
9. Bucket List Bingo
For families all around the world, making a trip to the Little League Baseball World Series is often one worth checking off the bucket list, so whether you’re looking to make history with your bucket-list visit or if you and your family are coming out to Williamsport for an annual trip, be sure to celebrate every moment with the Little League Baseball World Series Bucket List Bingo Card. Share all your moments by tagging @LittleLeague and by using #LLWS on social media.
10. Follow the Action Anywhere
While attending the Little League Baseball World Series is an experience like no other, we understand not everyone can make it out to every event, so we have you covered! Be sure to follow along and enjoy Little League action all summer long with every game broadcast across the ESPN platforms. Also, be sure to check out LittleLeague.org/Videos for a full slate of highlights, recaps, features, and more to relive the incredible moments that only a Little League program can offer.
Celebrate the tournament and get all your 2023 Little League merchandise this summer by visiting ShopLittleLeague.org, with free shipping on orders over $50. Once you’re on site in Williamsport, be sure to stop by each of the three gift shops to pick out your favorite souvenir.
In addition to the five tips above, fans attending the Little League Baseball® World Series, Presented by T-Mobile, in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, are strongly encouraged to download the LLWS App to stay up-to-date with all the latest information leading up to and during the event. Learn more and download today at LittleLeague.org/LLWSApp.