Five day softball tournament coming to the Tri-Cities

TRI-CITIES, Wash. - The crowds may have thinned, but visitors will head our way again next weekend. The Tri-Cities will host the Amateur Softball Association Western National Championship.

This is a five day event, one of the longest events ever hosted by the Tri-Cities. The tournament will take place in all three cities, bringing more than 1,100 players and spectators to our area. Experts expect the event to bring in more than a half a million dollars to the Tri-Cities.

"These are new dollars that come into our area, teams are coming in , spending money at the local gas stations, retail shops, shopping, eating at the restaurants, creates a significant impact," said Director of Sports Development, Hector Cruz.

Teams started arriving this Sunday, with games starting on Tuesday.