Memphis, Tennessee, has been selected to host the 2019 Triple-A National Championship. The Memphis Redbirds, a Minor League Baseball team of the Pacific Coast League and the Triple-A affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals, have been selected to host the game at AutoZone Park on September 17. Memphis, which last hosted the game in 2016, is the first city to serve as a repeat host since the game moved from being played annually in Oklahoma City in 2011.
“We are thrilled to have the honor of hosting the Triple-A National Championship Game once again at AutoZone Park,” said Craig Unger, Redbirds president and general manager. “This is a fantastic way to finish the 20th season in AutoZone Park history, and being selected as repeat host is a feather in the city of Memphis’ cap as it celebrates its 200th anniversary. The 2016 game in downtown Memphis was a huge success, and it is exciting to know that if the Redbirds three-peat as PCL champions they would be playing for another Triple-A crown in front of a hometown crowd.”
The Redbirds participated in the last two championships, which were staged in Scranton, Pennsylvania (2017), and Columbus, Ohio (2018). From 2006–2010, the championship game was held at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark in Oklahoma City before moving to Albuquerque, New Mexico, in 2011 and rotating each year.
The 2019 event will be the 14th edition of the game in its current, single-game format.