Experience Ruston, alongside the City of Ruston and the Ruston Sports Complex, is excited to announce Ruston, LA will once again host the Dixie Youth Baseball (DYB) Division I & II World Series July 26-August 9, 2023.
“The City of Ruston is thrilled to welcome back the Dixie World Series,” says City of Ruston Mayor Ronny Walker. “Our City and complex have grown tremendously since we last hosted and appreciates DYB bringing back this great series to the Sports Capital of the South.”
Ruston hosted the DYB World Series in July and August of 2019. The event drew in 76 teams from across the country and 13,000 fans, resulting in an economic impact of over $6.2M for North Louisiana. The event was later honored as a 2019 Champion of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism by sporting events planner publication, Sports Destination Management.
The DYB Series will not only create a significant impact on the economy, but it will provide an opportunity to showcase the hospitality of the Ruston community with visitors from all over the south.
“We are looking forward to welcoming DYB teams and their families to Ruston, LA,” says Amanda Carrier, Experience Ruston President/CEO. “This event had a tremendous impact on our community in 2019 and we anticipate another successful event.” Experience Ruston will be working with area hotels, restaurants, and attractions in the coming weeks to prepare for the event.
Born and raised in North Louisiana, Emily Stogner considers Ruston her hometown. She is a wife and mom of 3 kids (including a pair of cuddly identical twin boys), a lovable dog, and a cat that tolerates her. Emily loves to dream of new places to experience and exotic foods to eat. As Director of Marketing and Communications, Emily supports the President/CEO of Experience Ruston in implementing new marketing plans and content strategies to help promote Ruston/Lincoln Parish as a premier tourist destination.