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Welcome to The Lower Sussex
Little League complex,
site of the Little
League Senior Softball World Series. The District III Little League
Senior Softball World Series Committee welcomes
all journalists to capture every exciting moment
of each World Series game. We do, however,
request that you adhere to the following guidelines
CREDENTIALS: Media Credentials will be obtained by filing the
enclosed form [pages 7 & 8], are not transferable and cannot
be issued to anyone under 18. All Media Credentials are coded
to indicate reserved areas in the press sections. While credentials
do not guarantee reserved seating, they do provide access to
the both the restricted and unrestricted areas of the complex.
Photo Credentials are printed with specific access level codes.
ACCOMMODATIONS: Accommodations are extremely limited in
the immediate area during the World Series. Information
on accommodations may be obtained accessing the list at
PARKING: There will be a special parking area for the
news media covering the World Series at the Pyle Center
adjacent to the Lower Sussex Little League Complex. Special
Parking is very limited, so an early arrival is suggested,
particularly for the night games and games later in the
ARRIVAL: Upon check-in, you will be required to produce
some documentation to show that you are a member of the
working media, as well as a photo ID. After you have picked
up your credentials at the Media Relations Center at Camden
Yards ball field, you may want to familiarize yourself
with the surroundings. The Media Relations Department can
help with story ideas and information that you may need.
MEDIA WORK AREAS: Reserved seating will be noted on credentials.
Media credentials will also allow seating stadium seats,
if available. No member of the media will be permitted
on the field at any time, except photographers under certain
PHOTOGRAPHERS: will be assigned space as available,
and will be permitted on the field only for special pre-game
ceremonies. No cameras of any kind are permitted in the
dugouts at any time. Flash pictures are expressly prohibited
during any game.
Short Shots of Georgetown, Delaware has been appointed
the Official Photographer of the 2007 Little League Senior
Softball World Series. They will be allowed special access
during games and their representatives will have access
to all areas of the ball fields.
Solicitation/sales of any kind by any other photographers
or their agents on Lower Sussex Little League property
is prohibited, unless approved in writing by District III
Little League Softball.
There are photo access locations on both fields for photographers:
· The upper Press Box.
· The lower press
box [may be limited to ½ innings
· The First Base lift tower, however access
will only be possible between each half inning.
area on either side of the press box for no longer than ½ inning.
seating area. [Photographers who use the seating areas
must not obstruct the view of spectators.]
the photographer’s area in the outfield
Any media desiring photographs of Little League Senior
Softball World Series action can request copies of any
available Short Shots photo through the District III Little
League Softball Media Office. Photos will be available
in digital format for the standard fees.
TEAM PRACTICES: Team practice schedules will be distributed
only to team coaches and managers who may, or may not,
wish to share those schedules with the media. These practices
are generally open to the public, but all observers (including
media) must obey the wishes of the manager of the team
LINEUPS: Lineups are available from the Press Box Announcer
just prior to the game.
Note: Although the lineups are generally available an
hour before each game, please note that Softball rules
allow either team to alter lineups at any time up until
the official exchange of lineups just before the game.
DECORUM: Members of the media are to refrain from “cheering” for
a particular team in the press box, at the post-game briefing
or in the Press Section, and should conduct themselves
professionally and courteously at all times.
GAME RESULTS: Little League Softball Committee anticipates
making the official box scores available after each game,
with copies available at the post game Media Briefing,
the Media Relations Center, or on the internet at www.district3.org
POST-GAME MEDIA BRIEFINGS: Ten minutes after each game,
credentialed members of the media are invited to a post-game
media briefing at the interview area at the Camden Yards
Field. The Little League International Media Relations
staff will escort team managers and/or coaches (and a limited
number of players.) to the Media Interview area.
Credentialed media may request certain players for this
session, but managers can elect to exclude any players
from the session.
Note: Players from the losing team will not be included
in this briefing. They may be interviewed separately, but
only one hour after the game. [See “One on One Player
ONE-ON-ONE PLAYER INTERVIEWS: Members of the media wishing
to conduct one-on-one interviews with players must first
obtain the consent of the team manager or coach who must
be present throughout the interview. (No one-on-one interviews
with players are permitted until one hour after the end
of the game in which a player participates.)
Requests for interviews must be submitted to the Security
Office between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. Requests will be forwarded
to the coach or manager of the player, as soon as possible.
If the player and manager/coach agree to the interview,
the coach and player, or manager and player, will meet
the media personnel at the security gate and escort the
media personnel to the interview area inside Camden Yards
Field. Interviews also may be conducted before or after
practices (see below), at the discretion of the team manager.
Media personnel must not request interviews during practices.
Any coach, manager, player or umpire may decline any interview.
RADIO: Reporters from radio stations and networks are
also welcome at the Little League World Series. Radio reporters
may cover the games but are limited to five or fewer reports,
each a minute or less, per game. The reports must not contain
descriptions of action currently taking place.
VIDEO: Television crews from local affiliate stations
are welcome at the Little League World Series. At this
time, there are no plans to televise any of the games,
however, it must be understood that Little League International
and ABC/ESPN (if present) have the right to restrict or
prohibit ANY camera crews (including ABC affiliates) from
operating at any game-related activity.
Special access to the complex and parking for Video Trucks
may be arranged by contacting Roy Lamberton, Media Relations,
302 629-3221 as soon as possible.
Video taping of non-championship games to obtain B-Roll
footage is permitted, subject to Little League approval,
and adherence to the following guidelines:
1. Shooting of B-roll footage is allowed, provided it:
· not restrict the view of spectators;
not utilize facilities (camera stands, etc.) reserved for
use by ABC and/or ESPN;
· Does not take place in
the stadium seating areas during games televised by ABC/ESPN;
not interfere with the hand-held cameras used by ABC/ESPN.
(Interference, in this case, includes being deemed visible
by ABC/ESPN in any location in which ABC/ESPN cameras are
operating or likely to be operating. Because ABC/ESPN cameras
might be on the field one hour prior to each game, no other
cameras/crew will be permitted on the field during this
2. Cameras/crews, other than those operated by ABC/ESPN,
must cease operating and vacate any area immediately if
requested to do so, during games, by any ABC/ESPN crew.
3. Shooting of B-roll footage is limited to five minutes
of filming from any area of the stadium. When the five
minutes is completed, the camera must be moved to another
location, at least 50 feet away.
4. Shooting of B-roll footage is limited to a total of
15 minutes per game, and may not be broadcast until the
game is completed.
5. Brief, live reports during games are permitted, subject
to these provisions:
· There must be no report on the action taking
place, except a brief update on the score or previous action,
· The camera must be located on Patio in front
of the Concession Stand, one of the unused fields in the
complex, or in the outfield at Camden Yards,
· The reporter must be in the shot at all times;
· The report must be one minute or less;
· There must be no more than four live reports
6. Camera lights must not be used where they may be visible
by players on the field. (This applies during day and night
There are no limits and restrictions by ABC/ESPN/Little
League on reports of activities not related to the games,
when such activities are conducted off the playing fields
in areas in which media personnel are permitted. (Examples:
news conferences, pin trading tent, pavilion and sponsor
areas are not restricted by ABC/ESPN/Little League policies.)
Note: Sale of video images of the Little League Softball
World Series is not permitted without express written permission
from Little League Softball, Incorporated.
FREQUENCY COORDINATION: It may be required to coordinate
Remote Pickup Frequencies for both radio and television
facilities. Part 74 of the FCC Rules stipulates that any
itinerant use of RPU frequencies must be coordinated. If
you plan any RPU use on any frequency with any power, including
wireless microphone use, please call Roy Lamberton at (Cell Phone) 302
629-3221 for assistance.
THE INTERNET: The Little League Softball Committee is
planning to provide a live high speed internet connection
both in the Media Center and through an 802.11b wireless
connection. Limited computer access will be available,
but use of a personal laptop is suggested. A standard Cat
5, RJ-45 cable or wireless interface will be required to
connect your equipment to the network.
Little League Softball Committee is providing extensive
coverage of the Little League Softball World Series on
the Internet at the World Wide Web Address (URL) of: www.district3.org
and www.littleleague.org. Internet news providers are welcome
to cover the Little League Softball World Series. However,
no live reports are permitted on any sites except www.littleleague.org.
Static images (no video) of games or other Little League
Softball World Series activities may be posted on the Internet,
but must not be posted until at least 30 minutes after
the conclusion of the game or activity. Internet reporters
must comply with all media credentialing requirements.
MEALS: Recognizing the fact that many members of the
media covering the Little League World Series are at the
complex throughout the day, Little League provides food
at no charge for credentialed working media only.
During games, a Media/Hospitality Room will be available
in the Media Relations Center above the concession stand,
in which food will be available, only working media will
be permitted in this room.
Guests and non-credentialed media are not permitted in
the Media/Hospitality Room, and food and drinks must not
be taken from these rooms.
Note: Media personnel will not be permitted to sign for
food at the concession stands.
TELEPHONES: Private telephone connections are not available
at the Lower Sussex complex.
All media persons should expect to provide and use their
own cellular telephones.
DISTRIBUTION OF PROMOTIONAL ITEMS
OR OTHER LITERATURE:
It is Little League policy that no organization, group,
company, etc., is permitted to sell or distribute leaflets,
placards, posters, promotional material, or any other items
at the Little League Softball International Complex without
written permission from Little League Softball, Incorporated.
OTHER INTERVIEWS: District III Little League Director
Martin Donovan, Senior Softball World Series Committee
Chairman Gilbert Holt, Sr., & Senior Committee member
Bob Taylor are available during the Little League Softball
World Series to answer any inquiries regarding Little League
rules, regulations, policies and principles, as well as
specific inquiries regarding the Little League World Series.
Please direct all such inquiries or any other background
interview requests to them through the media relations
VIOLATIONS OF MEDIA GUIDELINES: Any news organization
or person in violation of these guidelines (or others subsequently
published by Little League Baseball, Incorporated or the
District III Senior Softball Committee) whether or not
such violations occur on Little League property, will be
subject to revocation of World Series media credentials.
MAP OF THE LOWER SUSSEX LITTLE LEAGUE COMPLEX
The Lower Sussex Little League Baseball/Softball
Complex at Roxanna
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Lower Sussex Little League Baseball/Softball Complex Aerial
(Click for Aerial Photo)
The Lower Sussex Little League Complex is located adjacent
to the Pyle Center in Roxanna, Delaware. The facility is
the home of the Lower Sussex Little League and has hosted
several final rounds of the Eastern Regional Major League
Ebbets Field, named for the longtime home of the Brooklyn
Dodgers, has been the primary field for past finals and
is the premier softball field in the complex.
Connie Mack Stadium, named for the legendary home of both
the Philadelphia Phillies, (and the old A’s), underwent
extensive renovations and the addition of lights this spring.
Both fields are “skin” surface and should be
in peak condition for the World Series.
Areas marked on the map are as follows:
Camden Yards – Location of the Media [and fan] interview
area. Seating on the field is reserved for media only,
but fans will be allowed to watch from the stands outside
the fence. Official Box Scores and Scorebooks will be available
here 15 minutes after the game.
2. Concession Stand/Media Center & Hospitality Room – Facilities
for internet access and story preparation away from the
games. Media only is allowed in this area, there will be
volunteers to assist you in getting information, etc. Official
Box Scores and Scorebooks will be available here for past
games on request.
3. Media Parking Lot – This is a parking lot that
should have space available for media members.
4. Cominsky Park – One area designated for reporter
stand-ups – these may also be done in the outfield
at Camden Yards.
5. Ebbets Field and Connie Mack Stadium – The location
of play for the Little League Senior Girls World Series.
6. Media Vans will be accommodated in the outfield of
Veterans Stadium off the main parking lot.
Here’s the aerial shot of the Lower Sussex complex.
Ebbets and Connie Mack are the softball fields on the
lower left and upper right side of the centrally located
Concession Stand (Blue Roof). Camden Yards is the Baseball
field in the upper left corner of the shot.
Media parking is at the Pyle Center beyond the upper left
corner and Public Parking in the upper part of the picture.
Veteran’s Stadium, the field off the parking area
and above the left field line of Ebbets, has been reserved
for special media vans
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