Gulfport Sportsplex

Gulfport Sportsplex

Play at one of the best youth baseball complexes in the southern US!

Youth Baseball Nationals Gulf Coast Tournament

Gulfport Sports Complex

 

The Gulfport Sportsplex is a 250 acres complex with nine-terraced ball fields with hybrid sand-based turf, crimson stone infields, scoring towers, four international-sized soccer fields and a control center with concessions, restrooms, pavilions, meeting rooms and a storage rooms. It is managed by the City of Gulfport Department of Leisure Services.

Ballpark Features

FIELDS

6 synthetic turf field complex up

STADIUM SEATING

One field with individual stadium seating

BATTING CAGES

3 batting cages

GREAT CONCESSIONS / PLAY AREAS

Concessions and restrooms, including a family restroom

BLEACHERS

One field with individual stadium seating

PAVILIONS

Tent covered seating providing shade for spectators

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Gulfport Sports Complex Rules

For game play, we will follow NFHS (National Federation of State High School) rules with the exception of any specific in-house rules stated here and/or the Welcome Packet

Admission

Admission to all of the Youth Baseball Nationals games is included in the team entry fees. There will be NO GATE FEE for the event! We encourage family and friends to come to the complex to cheer on the athletes and show their support.

Baseball, Equipment and Uniforms

Game balls will be provided for all games.  Teams are to bring their own practice balls and any other necessary equipment (i.e. catcher’s gear, bats, gloves, etc.).  Uniforms are NOT provided at the Nationals. Teams are to provide their own uniforms.  Each player on a team should have a unique number displayed on their jersey.

Teams will be able to have ONE team cooler in their dugout during game play.  During check-in, we will provide your team with a team cooler tag.  This tag must be on the team cooler at all times to be allowed inside the park or dugout.  Any cooler without this tag are not permitted.  All other baseball and safety equipment are the responsibility of each team.

Cleats

Metal cleats are legal for 13u, 14u and 15u age groups ONLY.  Plastic/Rubber cleats are required for all other age groups.  However, metal cleats are NOT permitted on portable mounds.  Therefore, 13u, 14u and 15u pitchers will have to change into either tennis shoes or plastic/rubber cleats when pitching.

Dugout Access

ONLY registered coaches and players are allowed on the field and inside the dugouts. Teams are NOT permitted to have a batboy/batgirl at any time. Registered coaches are required to be wearing their Nationals coach pass at all times in order to be allowed on the field of play and inside the dugouts.

First Aid

The Nationals has a medical team that will be onsite for the duration of the event. It is important to remember that our medical team are not medical doctors. They will provide basic first aid, determine the severity of injuries and make recommendations as to whether or not a player should see a doctor or go to an emergency room. The staff are employees of the local hospital closest to the facility.

Facility Rules

  • No alcoholic beverages or tobacco
  • No outside food or beverages
  • No personal coolers or grills
  • No skateboards, hover boards or bikes
  • Profanity, foul language or aggressive behavior will not be tolerated
  • No folding chairs pop up tents, or any type of outdoor furniture permitted on the synthetic turf fields.
  • No person shall engage in the sale of merchandise or operate any concessions without prior approval.
  • Loudspeakers are prohibited unless prior consent is given.
  • Private vehicles are prohibited on turf surfaces, sidewalks, service driveways and emergency zones. All vehicles must be in proper designated parking areas. Violators will be ticketed and towed at owner’s expense.
  • No fireworks or any open flame is allowed.
  • No unauthorized use of model planes or rockets.
  • Park may be closed at any time due to safety related concerns.

 

Failure to comply with these rules will result in immediate removal from park.

Game Warm-Ups

No warm-ups on the infields. All pre-game warm-ups will need to be made in the outfield grass. No soft-tossing into fences.

Parking

Parking is FREE and available at designated areas within the complex.

Practices, Batting Cages

There are no designated practice areas at the Gulfport Sportsplex. However, teams are welcome to utilize any of the open areas at their discretion. There are batting cages available on-site at the complex. The batting cages should ONLY be used by teams yet to play their scheduled game for that day. If your team has completed all of their scheduled games for the day, then we ask that you refrain from using the cages for the remainder of that day to allow for other teams to prepare for their games.