Lamade Stadium will have a new look this year and offer fans attending the Little League World Series more comfort.
The bleacher seating at Lamade Stadium will be eliminated and replaced with stadium seats similar to the ones behind home plate and the teams' dugouts. The new seating is expected to give fans more leg room and increased comfort. Renovations will begin soon.
Little League has yet to announce a ticket policy for the final day of the World Series in regards to the renovated sections of the stadium. The ticket lottery conducted in the past few years again, only for tickets to the final day of play will be discontinued as Little League evaluates the renovations.
"At this point, we are not certain how many tickets for the final day of play will be available to the general public," Scott Rosenberg, Little League International's Director of Public Relations, said. "Once we evaluate our options, we will have a better idea how to proceed."
The newly-modeled sections will still be open to the public during the first 30 games of the Little League World Series free of charge and on a first-come, first-served basis.
"Even if someone is unable to sit in the stadium for a game, including the world championship game, they still will be able to attend and watch the game from the terraced hills at Lamade Stadium," Rosenberg said. "Tickets are never required for the terraced hills. All you need to do is arrive and find a place to sit. Many people bring a blanket or lawn chairs to make a day of it, and it's a great place for a family outing."
The 67th LLWS begins on Aug. 15. The specific schedule of games will be released in mid-June.