Rutherford County is once again set to host Spring Fling, Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association’s (TSSAA) unique spring sports event where state championships are decided in five different sports over a four-day period - May 23 - May 26, 2023.
This action-packed competition has called Rutherford County home since 2006, drawing approximately 40,000 in total attendance with an economic impact of $3.5 million.
"Spring Fling in Rutherford County is more than just a competition. The games bring the community together while creating a sense of unity and pride,” said Barbara Wolke, senior vice president of the Rutherford County Convention and Visitors Bureau. “Not only does this event provide an economic boost to our local economy, it also provides an opportunity for athletes, coaches and families to create memories that will last a lifetime."
Tickets are on sale now through GoFan. A ticket is good for an entire day at any Spring Fling venue and is $12 each if purchased in advance online through GoFan - $15 if purchased with cash at the gate, and parking is $5/day. Complete schedules for each sport are available at TSSAAsports.com/springfling.
"TSSAA is excited to be back in Rutherford County for the 30th year of Spring Fling,” said Emily Crowell, TSSAA assistant executive director. “We always know we can count on this community to come together to pull off an exceptional championship experience for the nearly 4,500 athletes who have earned the trip here."
A live radio broadcast, Spring Fling HQ, will originate from the TSSAA media headquarters Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday featuring real-time updates and reports from all sport championships and can be heard at TSSAAsports.com or locally on Murfreesboro’s WGNS Radio (1450 AM, 101.9 FM, 100.5 FM).
The championships for the five sports that comprise Spring Fling will be conducted at multiple venues in and around Murfreesboro. The boys’ soccer tournaments will be conducted at the Richard Siegel Soccer Complex, softball will take place at McKnight/Star Plex Fields, tennis will be held at the Adams Tennis Complex at Old Fort Park, and track and field meets will be conducted at Middle Tennessee State University's (MTSU) Hayes Stadium. Baseball will be held at 10 area high schools as well as MTSU’s Reese Smith Jr. Field.
For more information, call TSSAA at (615) 889-6740 or visit www.tssaa.org.
About TSSAA: The Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association administers the junior and senior high school athletic program for an estimated 110,000 participants, 426 schools, an estimated 6,000 coaches, 5,000 officials, and almost 5,500 teams. The TSSAA is a voluntary, nonprofit, self-supported organization, conceived by school people (teachers, principals, superintendents) and administered by individuals carefully chosen to conduct the program. TSSAA was organized in 1925 and is a leader in athletics in the United States.
Rutherford County Convention and Visitors Bureau: The Convention and Visitors Bureau is the primary marketing arm of the county. Marketing efforts include print ads in national publications, maintaining a presence on the internet, social media, and in Tennessee state welcome centers as well as working with the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development. The CVB works closely with event organizers, sporting groups like TSSAA, group tour operators and individual visitors to promote Rutherford County as a destination. For more information, visit the CVB’s website at VisitRutherfordTN.com .