Countdown to Conference USA Championship at MGM Park

It’s one of the biggest economic impacts for the City of Biloxi and it is here for the third year in a row.

That’s right, the Conference USA Championship Baseball Tournament will be leading off at MGM Park May 22nd through May 26th.

Officials with the tournament are hoping to keep the event here for years to come. Today, First Bank was announced as the title sponsor.

Overtime Sports Owner Tim Bennett says this is a step in the right direction in keeping this double elimination championship here for the long haul. “Everyone is finally starting to come together and gel and understand the economic impact of having a tournament is very significant, some four to five million dollars a year. Our hopes would be that we could get it here even longer with sponsors and support like we have here today with the First Bank.”

Southern Miss took home the title last year in Biloxi and the Golden Eagles have won it two out of the past three years overall.

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