Sports activities brings thousands of people to the Riverbend each year, and there is a new tournament coming to the Riverbend in 2016. Mainstays on the local scene include the numerous ASA Softball tournaments, and there is now select baseball coming to the area, according to Brett Stawar, President of the Alton Regional Convention and Visitor's Bureau.
He tells The Big Z the area has the facilities needed to host this kind of tournament.
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The Greater Midwest Baseball Tournament will be held on three consecutive weekends in June: June 3-5, June 10-12, and June 25&26.