Call For Dates
Each year, typically in October, staff releases a Call For Dates for the Butner Athletic Park (BAP) and Soldiers Memorial Sports Arena (SMSA). This is a specific time frame when staff will accept date requests for the following year for athletic tournaments or special events which would like to pre-schedule practices, games or other events at our facilities. Requests received during the time frame will be given priority above any request submitted after the window has closed. Once all requests have been received, staff evaluates the requests for any conflicts and works diligently to resolve any conflicts fairly. For BAP scheduling, staff works closely with the City of Oxford Parks & Recreation staff as well as Granville County to ensure complementary events or tournaments are scheduled at county facilities (i.e., to ensure that two different organizations for the same sport do not book different parks on the same weekend) and provide the best opportunity for economic stimuli for the county. Call For Dates will be announced on both the Town and BAP websites for baseball/softball tournaments and the Town website for basketball tournaments. Events and tournaments may still be scheduled after the pre-scheduling process is complete, but certain dates may not be available. If you are sure of your date(s), you are strongly urged to submit a pre-schedule request.
If you are interested in scheduling an event or tournament, please contact Anita Thomasson at (919) 575-3032 or firstname.lastname@example.org.