Spring Fling XXV

Tennessee Spring Sports Championships
Hosted by the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce
May 22-25, 2018
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Sports

Schedule at a Glance

Sport Location Dates
Baseball Multiple Sites, Reese Smith Jr. Field May 22-25, 2018 Details
Soccer Siegel Soccer Complex May 22-25, 2018 Details
Softball McKnight Park/SportsCom May 22-25, 2018 Details
Tennis Adams Tennis Complex at Old Fort May 22-25, 2018 Girls Boys
Track and Field Dean A. Hayes Stadium May 23-25, 2018 Girls Boys

General Spectator Information

Venue-specific information can be found in the sections linked above devoted to individual sports.

Admission

Admission is $10 per day. Children five years of age and older must purchase a ticket. 2017-2018 TSSAA Championship Event Cards and TACA cards will be accepted for admission. The TSSAA ID card and TMSAA ID card are NOT accepted for admission.

Re-entry Notice: Hand stamps received when purchasing a ticket will be honored at all Spring Fling venues for the rest of the day. Ask to receive a fresh hand stamp before leaving a venue if the stamp has faded. Ticket stubs will NOT be accepted for re-entry.

Parking

Parking is $5 per day. Patrons will receive a parking pass that will be accepted at all Spring Fling venues for the rest of the day.

Coach and Participant Entry

Coaches and participants must wear their TSSAA-provided credential or pay admission. Credentials are supplied to schools only for coaches registered with the TSSAA via the Portal and participants passes are limited in number based on sport and/or number of individuals participating.

Pets

Pets are not permitted at any Spring Fling venue.

Smoking

Smoking is not permitted at any Spring Fling venue, including the use of e-cigarettes.

Event Host

 

Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce

Located just southeast of Nashville, this vibrant Southern community features a Civil War national battlefield, Nissan plant tours, antebellum homes, a pioneer village, children's nature center, Boro Beach water park, the largest outdoor shopping venue in the state, and over 300+ restaurants.

Rutherford County is located within a day's travel of 75% of the US population, the exact center of the state.

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Spring Fling History

TSSAA is the only high school athletic organization in the United States to have a seven-sport, Olympic-style spring sport championship tournament for baseball, softball, track and field, team and individual tennis and soccer.

It was Middle Tennessee State track and field coach, Dean Hayes and Merrill Eckstein, president of the Greater Chattanooga Sports & Events Committee that in the early 1990s convinced TSSAA Executive Director Ronnie Carter to pursue organizing the spring sports championships into a one-week, single-city event. Carter was keen to the idea, but the thought of finding a single city with suitable venues for all the sports seemed impossible.

Carter felt it was only fair to invite cities statewide to bid on the event. In 1993, the cities of Clarksville, Nashville, and Chattanooga made proposals to the nine-member TSSAA Board of Control and the City of Chattanooga was awarded the 1994 Spring Fling.

It proved to be a tremendous endeavor with track hosted by GPS, tennis at Baylor and UTC, soccer at Red Bank, softball at Warner Park, and baseball at historic Engel Stadium, home of the Chattanooga Lookouts. The initial three-year contract was eventually extended for a fourth year. Seven cities bid for the event in 1997 and Chattanooga was selected to host for an additional five years, beginning in 1998.

In the spring of 2003, Spring Fling moved to Memphis. The change not only allowed a greater number of participating teams in soccer and baseball, but also provided the finances to send nearly $75,000 to participating schools for travel expenses. Each school's share was based on the number of athletes and the number of miles traveled to a state competition.

After a three-year stint in Memphis, Spring Fling moved to Murfreesboro in 2006 and has remained there to this date.

Digital Tickets


Purchase advanced tickets online! Simply show the ticket on your smartphone at the gate.

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Live Video


Watch live and on-demand broadcasts of TSSAA championship events on the NFHS Network.

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Photos


Order photo keepsakes from state championship events from ActionPixTN, the official photographer of the TSSAA.

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