Welcome to Baton Rouge

Parents, players and fans, Louisiana's Capital City and Marucci Sports' home base, Baton Rouge, is excited to have you in town again for the 2018 Marucci World Series! To help you make the most of your time here off the field, we've compiled information on what's near your ball park and hotels like restaurants to try, coupons for teams, fun attractions and things to do during your down time. Be sure to show us how you #ExploreBatonRouge by sharing your pictures on social media.

Download your 2018 Opening Ceremonies Photobooth pictures here

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Special Coupons just for you!

What better way to experience a city than with a discount! Our local restaurants, attractions, retailers and more are thrilled to have Marucci players and families in town and are offering coupons to come see what they're all about.

Opening Ceremonies

The 2018 Marucci World Series Opening Ceremonies is going bigger and better this year at Alex Box Stadium! Home to the LSU Tigers Baseball Team, Alex Box Stadium has seen some of the greats take Skip Bertman Field.

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From the Home Run Derby and Fastest Man Competition, they'll be plenty for players and families to do at the opening ceremonies to kick off the 2018 Marucci World Series.

Opening ceremonies bucket list:

  • Tailgate before hand at the original Walk-On's, a historic local sports bar and restaurant across from Alex Box (begins at 2 p.m.)
  • Meet a real, live alligator!
  • Take a picture or animated GIF with teammates at the Baton Rouge photobooth
  • Try a bowl of Jambalaya, a true cajun delicacy!
  • Listen to the smooth sounds of a Louisiana jazz band
  • Watch the Fireworks Show over Alex Box Stadium
  • Browse some brochures at Visit Baton Rouge's Infeaux on the Geaux mobile info cart for fun things to do in the city

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Where to eat

Baton Rouge was named "Best Foodie City" for a reason! Near the ballparks, by your host hotels and close to Marucci Sports' headquarters you'll find many options for trying Cajun fare, grabbing a quick bite, or experiencing a favorite restaurant of the locals.

Just five minutes away from Alex Box Stadium is Baton Rouge's walkable Downtown area is packed with restaurants of all types around every corner. Also, players and parents will be in town during Baton Rouge's Restaurant Week where participating local restaurants provide a discounted select menu of all their best dishes! All Baton Rouge Restaurants >

With an ever-growing restaurant scene, treat your taste buds to culinary bliss.

What's Happening in Baton Rouge

The weekend of the Marucci World Series, Baton Rouge will also be hosting many other exciting things throughout the city. Come in early or stay after the tournament to work some of these cant-miss events into your plans. View all events during the tournament >

Live music, games, food shopping, and more for Marucci players and families at one of Baton Rouge's...


Make the most of your time in Baton Rouge for the Marucci World Series by planning other fun experiences and activities. More things to do >

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We'll mail you a copy of the official 2019 Baton Rouge Welcome Guide!


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