Spring Fling XXVIII

Tennessee Spring Sports Championships
Hosted by the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce
May 25-28, 2021
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Sports

Schedule at a Glance

Sport Location Dates
Baseball Multiple Sites May 25-28, 2021 Details
Soccer Siegel Soccer Complex May 25-28, 2021 Details
Girls' Softball McKnight Park/SportsCom May 25-28, 2021 Details
Tennis Adams Tennis Complex at Old Fort May 25-28, 2021 Girls Boys
Track and Field Rockvale High School Stadium May 25-27, 2021 Girls Boys

General Spectator Information

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

Admission

Admission is $12. Tickets for each venue will be limited and must be purchased in advance online through GoFan. No tickets will be sold on site. Children five years of age and older must purchase a ticket. TSSAA Championship Event Cards, TACA cards, TSSAA ID cards and TMSAA ID cards will NOT be accepted for admission.

Under current TSSAA COVID-19 protocols and venue capacity restrictions, spectators will only be allowed entry into the venue where they purchased their ticket. There will be no moving between venues without purchasing a new ticket. In the event a team will be playing again later in the day at the same venue, spectators will be given a wristband or handstamp good for re-entry.

COVID-19 Procedures

TSSAA encourages unvaccinated spectators to wear masks and allow for adequate physical distancing from those not in their household.

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 must wear their TSSAA-provided credential or pay admission. Only coaches recognized by the member school and TSSAA will be provided credentials. Coaches will sign in participants at each venue. At team events, participants will be admitted as a team only.

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.

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.

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

Spring Fling XXVII was not held in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Digital Tickets


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Live Video


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