The contract for the Little League World Series has been extended in ENC

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) -Stock up on your peanuts and Cracker Jack because the Little League Softball World Series is staying in Greenville for at least another four years.

Greenville City Council approved a contract extension with Little League International that adds two years to the city’s deal with Little League for the event to be held at Elm Street Park’s Stalling’s stadium.

Businesses in Greenville are celebrating after hearing the Little League Softball World Series will be returning to the city through at least 2027.

Kickback Jack’s manager Tarence McCallister says it’s always a pleasure to serve those crowds.

“We build our team to make sure we take care of the Little League teams for when they are coming here. Most of the time we are a little busy and they have games and sometimes come here afterward,” says McCallister.

Seddrick Horne is a server and bartender at Greenville’s Buffalo Wild Wings. He’s looking forward to serving during the World Series for the first time.

“I’m excited for the families to come out to support and get some wings. Get them in and get them out,” says Horne.

With people often traveling from out of state and the country, these businesses are thrilled to make new connections.

The 2024 Little League Softball World Series will be the 50th anniversary of the event and include 12 teams, eight from the U.S. and four international teams.

This year’s event will start with opening ceremonies on August 3rd at the Town Common.