The Music City Collegiate League opened its season at Clarksville High School on Thursday, June 15, 2023. The Music City Collegiate League (MCCL) is part of a national collegiate softball league that provides athletes with the opportunity to continue the development of their skills throughout the summer months.
The MCCL has six teams comprised of female collegiate athletes from across the nation. The six teams will compete in over 20 games in Clarksville between June 15 and July 15. All games will be played at the Clarksville High School softball field and are free and open to the public.
Affiliated with the American Collegiate League, the MCCL is one of four leagues throughout the country, with each league consisting of six to eight teams.
In addition to hosting MCCL, Clarksville will host a six-game professional series between the Florida Vibe and the Canadian Women’s Olympic Softball team from June 30-July 3. This series will be held at Austin Peay State University with expected visitor spending in the community of $150,000. Tickets cost $10 for ages 13 and above and can be purchased at the gate. Attendees age 12 and under gain free admission.
“Though the name is the Music City Collegiate League, the City of Clarksville was chosen as the annual host of this event due to what we offer locally,” said Visit Clarksville Executive Director Theresa Harrington. “Being able to provide accommodations, competitive amenities, as well as top-notch fields is something that has helped Clarksville stand out among other cities in the greater Nashville area,” Harrington added.
The league has plans to return to Clarksville next summer with two additional teams.
For more information about the game schedule or to become involved with the league, follow Music City Collegiate League on Twitter. Their Twitter handle is @mcclsoftball.