Visitors Guide to Bar-S: 11-12 WA State Tournament

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Congratulations on your team’s advancement to the State Tournament.  West Seattle Little League and District 7 is honored to be co-hosting the 2014 Majors State Tournament.  A lot of work has gone into preparing for this exciting event and we are pleased to welcome you to our community!  Since many of you will be visiting West Seattle for the first time, we wanted to provide you a bit of information about the area and the field.

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Bar-S Fields

The Bar-S fields are the home of West Seattle Little League and are located in West Seattle, near Alki Beach.  Bar S features two baseball fields.  The fields have grass infields and outfields.  The outfield fences are 200’ from home plate with 5’ fences.  Being that the fields are at the ‘tip’ of West Seattle the wind can be tricky and a lot depends on which field you’re playing on.  If the wind is blowing ‘in’ on the South field, it will likely be blowing ‘out’ on the North.  But you can’t count on that.  Sometimes it swirls!

Parking

Parking at, and around, Bar S can be extremely difficult.  Given the fields are so close to Alki Beach, there are many visitors to the area – especially during the summer and weekends – all vying for on-street parking.  Please plan accordingly and give yourself plenty of time.   Parking options include:

Bar S Parking Lot

The main parking lot holds approximately 65 cars.  This will obviously fill up fast.  We encourage people, as much as possible, to car-pool to the fields and/or utilize the off-site parking and shuttle we have arranged for Saturday and Sunday – details below.

Please note – there is no RV parking at Bar S.  See lodging section below for RV info.

Street Parking

If looking for street parking in the area, please look out for driveways and pay special attention to the posted parking signs and times.  The Alki neighborhood is patrolled by Seattle Parking Enforcement on a regular basis – especially during summer weekends.  Cars will be ticketed and/or towed.

Please Note – there is NO PARKING on the Bar S side of the street on Admiral Way.

Off Site Parking and Shuttle:

We have arranged with West Seattle High School to use their parking lot for Saturday and Sunday (July 12 and 13).  Additionally, SeattleLutheranHigh School will be providing shuttle service from WS High School to the Bar S Fields.

West Seattle High School is located 1.5 miles from Bar S fields.  The school’s address is: 3000 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA   98116 (Google map)

Shuttle Hours:

Saturday July 12

  • 7am – 11am:  2 shuttles will be running from parking lot to fields.  Rides to the fields available approximately every 15 minutes.
  • 11am – 7pm: 1 van running.  Rides to/from the fields available approximately every 20-25 mins.

Sunday July 13

  • 8am – 6pm: 1 van running.  Rides to/from the fields available approximately every 20-25 minutes.

Snack Shack

Our snack shack will be open throughout the tournament.  It will open approximately 1 hour before the first game of the day and close approximately ½ hour after the last game ends.  For Saturday and Sunday morning the shack will have an assortment of breakfast items (coffee, donuts, pastries, breakfast sandwiches, etc.).  During the day cold drinks, hot dogs, hamburgers and other lunch and dinner items will be available.   

Lodging

If you haven’t already secured your lodging, West Seattle has one hotel option (The Grove).  Other close options include The Silver Cloud Inn, (Safeco Field/Stadium Location) and there are countless option downtown or to the south of the fields, near the Sea-Tac airport.

We wish all the teams the best of luck and look forward to watching some GREAT baseball!

 

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