TOURNAMENT SITE - The TSSAA Division I and Division II Softball State Tournaments will be held at the Murfreesboro Sports Complex (StarPlex & McKnight Fields) and MTSU Blue Raider Stadium in Murfreesboro May 21-24.

TEAM LODGING - Download the list of hotels offering special rates to participating schools. Schools are responsible for making their own hotel accommodations.

PARKING - There will be signs posted directing team buses where to park once they arrive at the StarPlex and McKnight Fields. Parking passes for the schools qualifying for the state tournament will be included in the team packets. Those without parking passes will be charged $5 per day for parking.

GENERAL ADMISSION - All tickets are general admission. Admission is $12 per day if purchased in advance online through GoFan, or $15 per day if purchased with cash at the gate. Children five years of age and older must purchase a ticket. TACA cards will be honored when presented with a matching photo ID. The TSSAA/TMSAA ID card will NOT be accepted for admission. School administrators who are registered on the TSSAA Portal can sign-in for free admission at the pass gate.

TEAM PACKETS - Team packets will be available for pick-up at the field where teams will play their first game. The team packets contain coaches’ credentials and one parking pass per day.

COACHES' PASSES & ENTRY FOR PARTICIPANTS - No physical credentials will be issued to participants. Each participating team may bring in 25 individuals free of charge as part of their team party. Each registered TSSAA coach will receive a Spring Fling Coach Credential in their team packet, and those wearing this credential do not count as part of the 25 admitted in the team party. The head coach will be required to sign in their team upon arrival. A participating school will be charged $12 per person per day for individuals in excess of 25. This charge will appear on your school's TSSAA Portal the week after Spring Fling.

If a team wishes to go to another Spring Fling venue after their game, they must get a handstamp before they leave the venue where they played their game.

TOURNAMENT SQUAD - Tournament squads are limited to a maximum of 20 players.

TOURNAMENT BRACKET - A copy of the state tournament bracket can be found on TSSAASports.com. The fields and game times are listed on the bracket. If more than one game is listed on a field, it will start approximately 30 minutes after the conclusion of the preceding game.

The top team in the bracket will sit in the first base dugout; the bottom team will sit in the third base dugout.

PREGAME PROCEDURES - Upon arrival at the tournament site, there will be a coin toss conducted by the tournament director or the game umpire to determine the home and visiting team for each game.

There will be a 10-minute warm-up period for throwing in the outfield area prior to teams being instructed to take infield. The visiting team will take infield 20 minutes prior to game time for 10 minutes. The home team will then take infield for 10 minutes. We will then have the pregame conference and final field preparations (no warm-up in live ball territory during the pregame conference).

LINE-UPS - Coaches should have their lineup written out and ready to be given to the scorer (press box), opposing coach, and umpire during pregame conference following infield.

GAME-ENDING PROCEDURES - By mutual agreement of the opposing coaches and the umpire-in-chief, any remaining play may be shortened at any time, or the game terminated.

A suspended game shall be continued from the point of suspension if not enough innings have been played to consider it a regulation game. NFHS Softball Rule 4-2-2 will be followed, which states a game will be considered a completed regulation game provided:

  1. 5 full innings have been played; or if the home team has scored a greater number of runs in four or four and a fraction turns at bat than the visiting team has scored in five turns.
  2. Play has gone beyond 5 full innings and is called when the teams have not had an equal number of completed turns at bat. The score shall be the same as it was at the end of the last completed inning; unless the home team, in its half of the incomplete inning, scores a run (or runs) which exceeds the opponent’s score, in which case, the final score shall be recorded when the game is called.

The international tie-breaker will be used beginning in the 10th inning. The international tie-breaker places the individual scheduled to bat last in the inning as a runner on second base to start each inning. The same process is repeated until one team has scored more runs than the other at the end of a completed inning and is declared the victor.

UMPIRES - The umpires shall be assigned by the state office.

TEAM COOLERS - Team coolers will be allowed in the park.

PRACTICE - No practice or warm-ups will be allowed behind the playing fields. Teams playing at StarPlex may warm-up on StarPlex Field 5. Teams playing at McKnight may warm-up in the grass area between McKnight and StarPlex. Batting practice with wiffle balls will be the only batting practice allowed at the game site.

VIDEO CAMERAS - Videotaping or filming is permitted as long as the taping or filming is for private use or use by the two schools involved and not for public or commercial use. Videotaping or filming must be done from the individual's seat. Individuals will not be allowed to use tripods. A school taping or filming its own game may use a tripod. A school will not be allowed to tape or film a game unless its team is involved in the game. All taping or filming by a school may be approved by the local Game Director, and the Game Director shall assign space, when available, from which to tape or film.

MEDIA AREA - There will not be a designated media area that is a dead ball area within the confines of the fence. Instead, credentialed media will be allowed access to an area outside the fence behind home plate at StarPlex and McKnight.

CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS AT MTSU - Teams advancing to the championship games at MTSU can click here for detailed instructions and a map for those games.