Largest Northeastern Fastpitch Complex to Host 2021 Summer Nationals in Connecticut

The tournament will welcome more than 800 players throughout the week at the 11-field complex.

MIDDLETOWN, CONN. – With Summer in full swing and Connecticut open for business, Greater Hartford is getting ready for one of the nation’s most successful girls’ fastpitch softball tournaments Tuesday, July 27 through Saturday, July 31.

 The 2021 Play Fastpitch Nation (PlayFPN) Summer Nationals for 10U, 12U, 12UB, 14U, and 14UB divisions will take place at Fastpitch Nation Park in Windsor, Conn., the largest dedicated fastpitch softball complex in the Northeast U.S.

“Our 2021 tournament will welcome more than 800 players – comprising of 68 teams – and an additional 1000 more family and friends will be in attendance,” explains tournament director and host David Rocha.

“Teams will face off, first in pool play, then in double elimination for the championship. Trophies will be given to the top four teams in each division, and an award will be given the Most Valuable Player in each division.”

Rocha, who owns the PlayFPN tournament network, built and opened the 11-field Fastpitch Nation Park in 2019 to accommodate the growing number of fastpitch athletes. Rocha’s state-of-the-art Fastpitch Nation Park complex features 11 regulation fully fenced fastpitch fields and a 3,200-sq.-ft. barn-like building (to complement the surrounding countryside) for retail, storage, and real bathrooms.

Designed with weather-resilient red Alabama shale infields, natural turf outfields and 100-foot-wide panoramic netted backstops for the best spectator viewing. Other amenities include ample paved parking, LED scoreboards, spacious covered dugouts, more than two acres of team warm-up space, an outdoor food court and live internet streaming of all games played.

“We congratulate David Rocha, and his Fastpitch Nation Network for building participation and attendance at this popular tournament, especially during the past year and a half,” says Robert Murdock, president of the Connecticut Convention & Sports Bureau (CTCSB).

“This tournament alone is expected to generate more than $1.8 million in spending for the Greater Hartford region. The CTCSB manages the tournament’s hotel reservation process and has booked nearly 2,065 overnight room nights at 12 hotels in Avon, Windsor, Hartford, East Hartford, Windsor Locks, Manchester, Newington, Glastonbury, Rocky Hill, Vernon, and Farmington,” notes Murdock. Spending by visitors at local restaurants, attractions and hotels during the tournament will also notably support more than 340 tourism-related jobs.

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