Eau Claire, Wis. – The 49th Annual Eau Claire Classic Fastpitch Softball Tournament will be held in Eau Claire and Altoona June 26-28, 2015.

The tournament will host 82 teams from around the upper Midwest in five different age groups competing throughout the weekend. Softball games will be played at Bollinger Field, Gelein and Hobbs Field in Carson Park, DeLong Middle School, Eau Claire North High School, Memorial High School, Northstar Middle School, Newell Field, and Altoona.

"With 82 teams, we’re hosting one of, if not the, largest girl’s softball tournament in the State of Wisconsin this summer," said Visit Eau Claire Executive Director, Linda John. "This is truly a great community event that has a tremendous economic impact on the Eau Claire Area, and we’re proud to support it."

The tournament will kick-off Friday at 6:00 p.m., continuing on Saturday and Sunday beginning at 8:00 a.m., with championship games taking place in the afternoon on Sunday. Admission is free and concessions are available.

The estimated economic impact of hosting this event in the Eau Claire Area is approximately $405,000. Visit Eau Claire is sending this press release courtesy of the Eau Claire Classic Fastpitch Softball Tournament.

Visit Eau Claire effectively markets the Eau Claire area as a destination for conventions, group tour, sporting events, and leisure markets; to promote regional economic growth; to enhance the area’s overall identity and image; to sell fun, promote fun, and most importantly – Have FUN