Frequently Asked Questions
Q. How do I get to Principal Park?
Principal Park is located at the confluence of the Des Moines and Raccoon rivers in downtown Des Moines. For a map, click here. Our mailing address is:
One Line Drive
Des Moines IA 50309
Our main phone number is 515.243.6111.
Got a question about the state tournament? Send us a note.
FOR YOUR SAFETY
Q. What are the rules about bringing stuff into Principal Park?
To ensure a safe environment, all items carried into Principal Park are subject to inspection. No food or beverage may be brought into the stadium.
NO SMOKING, PLEASE
Q. Is smoking permitted inside the stadium?
No. Fans must exit the stadium if they wish to smoke — and buy another ticket to re-enter the stadium. There are no "pass outs" for smokers during the high school tournament.
THAT'S THE TICKET
Q. How much are tickets to state tournament game?
Tickets are $10 for each session. Children in kindergarten and younger are admitted free. All seats are general admission. Tickets may be purchased at the Principal Park box office. Parking is $10.
THE GATES ARE OPEN
Q. When do the gates open before each session?
The gates will open one hour before the start of each session.
Q. Is handicapped seating available?
Handicapped seating is available throughout the stadium. Companion seats are also available. Contact a staff member for assistance.
FOOD AND DRINK
Q. Can I bring food and drink into Principal Park?
No. For safety and security reasons, no outside food or drink may be brought into the stadium. All persons entering the stadium are subject to search.
GAME STORIES, BOX SCORES AND MORE
Q. Where can I find statistics from all state tournament games at Principal Park?
Game stories, box scores and play-by-play reports are available for all state tournament games at Principal Park here.
Q. What are the tentative dates for future state tournaments?
Here are the tentative dates for upcoming state tournaments:
2019 — July 26-August 3
2020 — July 24-August 1
2021 — July 23-31
2022 — July 22-30
WHERE TO STAY?
Q. We're coming to Des Moines for the tournament. Where's a good place to stay?
Des Moines has plenty of great places for an overnight stay. Check out the Catch Des Moines web site for details.
STATS, STATS, STATS
Q. Where can I find almost every stat and record in Iowa high school state baseball tournament history?
The Iowa High School Athletic Association has your answer. Check out the IHSAA State Tournament Stat Book. Looking for regular-season and career stats? Check out the Baseball Stat Archives.
WHO'S ON FIRST?
Q. Which team gets which clubhouse? Which team gets which dugout? Which team is the home team?
Higher-seeded teams will use the Iowa Cubs clubhouse and be in the first-base dugout. The lower-seeded teams will use the visitors clubhouse and be in the third-base duguot. The higher-seeded team will have the option of being the home team or visiting team on the scoreboard.
Q. Where can I find highlight videos of previous state tournaments?
Thanks for asking. Right here.