Dell Diamond to host UIL finals through 2017

The University Scholastic League and the Round Rock Express reached a deal Friday ensuring the UIL baseball state tourment will be held at Dell Diamond for another seven years.

Dell Diamond, home of Texas Rangers' AAA affiliate Round Rock Express, has hosted part of the baseball semifinals and finals since 2000. Some of the state tournament games will also continue to be held at the University of Texas' UFCU Disch-Falk Field.

“We consider our facility one of the best in Texas and feel it is a natural fit to bring some of the best high school talent into our stadium,” Express General Manager George King said in the UIL's press release. “We are very excited we get to host UIL games at our stadium for many years to come.”