Welcome to The Expedition League!
Headquartered in Rapid City, SD, with teams located throughout the Great Plains Region, The Expedition League is an elite summer collegiate wood bat baseball league that provides affordable, wholesome family entertainment, enhances the quality of life in its member communities, provides the tools and experience needed to optimize the collegiate players' development and potential to play professional baseball, while providing the infrastructure and support necessary for the success of the league affiliated team owners.
Teams play a 64-game season beginning in late May through mid-August. The league hosts a mid-season All-Star Game and an end of season playoff to crown an Expedition League champion. The league's inaugural season of 2018 will feature 10 teams. Ultimately, the vision for the Expedition League is to grow to 12-16 teams.
Baseball is truly America's pastime and the Expedition League is all about fun, affordable, memorable family entertainment. Our games provide enjoyment for the entire family in a dynamic ballpark atmosphere. Expedition League games are loaded with unique between inning activities and entertainment in a fan-focused, interactive environment. League affiliated teams provide hands-on activities for kids and offer an incredible entertainment value with high quality, creative and unique food and drink options. Party decks are a great venue for group outings and other special events where fans can experience a relaxed, laid back, social atmosphere with friends and co-workers.
The Expedition League emulates minor league baseball with players using wood bats and playing 6 games per week on average in front of large crowds in some of the finest ballparks in North America. EL players are top tier collegiate baseball players from across the country who gain exposure to professional scouts. The players stay with host families from the local communities. Host families are a very integral part of the Expedition League, and these host family relationships provide a lifetime of memories for both the host families and the players.
League affiliated teams are involved in various non-profits and community fund raising activities. Expedition League players are positive role models in the community, making public appearances and participating in baseball clinics for the youth in their community. The Expedition League and its teams showcase the communities that we're a part of and enhance the quality of life in those communities.
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The Expedition League has a heart and passion for The Great Northern Plains region, so therefore we have kept our league footprint confined to this region. Also, the close proximity helps cut-down on travel time and expenses.
This region of the country has some tremendous stadiums for baseball, and we are fortunate to have secured so many great locations. Each stadium is unique, and that is why we love baseball. Our stadiums range in capacities from 900-4,000 in size depending upon the size of the community.
The Expedition League is a collegiate summer baseball league and is only open to players who have completed at least one-year of college, and have at least one-year of eligibility remaining. Coaches will be made up of collegiate coaches who want to further their experience as a coach. The umpire crew is made of aspiring umpires who are eager to have more training at a new level.. Fill out the information (follow the link) requested and we will be in-touch with your next step to making this a reality!.