MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Memphis will host the 2019 Triple-A National Championship Game.
The game will be played at AutoZone Park on Tuesday, September 17, pitting the winner of the Pacific Coast League against the winner of the International League.
The Memphis Redbirds are the defending champions.
“We are thrilled to have the honor of hosting the Triple-A National Championship Game once again at AutoZone Park,” Redbirds President/General Manager Craig Ungersaid. “This is a fantastic way to finish the 20th season in AutoZone Park history, and being selected as repeat host is a feather in the City of Memphis’ cap as it celebrates its 200th anniversary. The 2016 game in Downtown Memphis was a huge success, and it is exciting to know that if the Redbirds three-peat as PCL champions they would be playing for another Triple-A crown in front of a hometown crowd.”
Memphis is the first city to host the game twice. The game was also played at AutoZone Park in 2016. The championship has moved locations from year to year since 2012; before that, it was in Oklahoma City each year.