Championship Information

Softball


Neutral Site Tournament Venues

ASU's Farrington Stadium (ASU)
510 S. Athletes Place
Tempe, AZ 85281

Fiesta Sports Complex (FSC)
936 S. Extension Rd.
Mesa, AZ 85210

Rose Mofford Sports Complex (RMSC)
9833 N. 25th Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85021

Admission Fees

State Tournament (state championship games):
$15.00 Adults
$7.50 Students with High School ID
Children five and under admitted free

State Tournament (all rounds prior to state championship):
$10.00 Adults
$5.00 Students with High School ID
Children five and under admitted free

Tickets available through Go Fan
Ticket sales for all AIA state championship events will be conducted digitally. Spectators can only attend events in the postseason by ordering their tickets online through the association's official partner GoFan. Click here to access GoFan's site and from there you will be able to select your championship event. Due to restrictions, a maximum of 500 tickets can be sold per contest for the 3A-6A championship games and a limit of two tickets can be purchased per transaction.

AZPreps365.com/NFHSNetwork.com Webcasting

Please note that live streaming rights of all postseason events are held by NFHSNetwork.com. Events broadcasted by AZPreps365.com and/or the NFHS Network are exclusive to those entities for postseason competition. If AZPreps365.com or the NFHS Network are not broadcasting, a school or third party may broadcast using the following three options:

NFHS Network School Broadcast Program broadcasting: If a school plans to stream a postseason event and has an NFHS Network School Broadcast Program account, it can stream through the NFHS Network.

NFHS Network Affiliate Program: A third party wanting to become an NFHS Network affiliate will be granted exclusive rights to a postseason event at no cost. The outlet must stream the event solely to the NFHS Network. The outlet may broadcast the event in its own manner and may keep its advertising. Outlet will also be eligibile for royalties. Sample Affiliate Agreement

Any other means: Outside entities may be able to broadcast an NFHS Network "declined event" with non-exclusive rights. Permission must be granted through the AIA by completing a Media Rights Agreement and agreeing to rights fees. click here for agreement

 

2021-22 State Tournament Schedule

6A
Rounds 1A/1B: Sat., April 30, 11 a.m., High Seed
Rounds 1A/1B Elimination: Tue., May 3, 4 p.m., High Seed
Rounds 2A/2B: Wed., May 4, 4 p.m., High Seed
Rounds 2A/2B Elimination: Thu., May 5, 4 p.m., High Seed
Rounds 3A/3B Elimination: Fri., May 6, 6:30 p.m., FSC^
Rounds 3A/3B: Sat., May 7, 6:30 p.m., FSC^
Quarterfinal Elimination: Tue., May 10, 4 p.m., High Seed
Semifinals: Wed., May 11, 6:30 p.m., FSC^
Semifinals (if necessary): Thu., May 12, 7 p.m., FSC^
State Championship: Sat., May 14, 8 p.m., ASU

5A
Rounds 1A/1B: Sat., April 30, 11 a.m., High Seed
Rounds 2A/2B: Tue., May 3, 4 p.m., High Seed
Rounds 2A/2B Elimination: Thu., May 5, 4 p.m., High Seed
Rounds 3A/3B: Sat., May 7, 7 p.m., RMSC^
Rounds 3A/3B Elimination: Tue., May 10, 6:30 p.m., RMSC^
Semifinals: Thu., May 12, 5:30 p.m., RMSC^
Semifinals (if necessary): Thu., May 12, following 1st semi, RMSC^
State Championship: Sat., May 14, 5:30 p.m., ASU

4A
Rounds 1A/1B: Sat., April 30, 11 a.m., High Seed
Rounds 2A/2B: Tue., May 3, 4 p.m., High Seed
Rounds 2A/2B Elimination: Thu., May 5, 4 p.m., High Seed
Rounds 3A/3B: Sat., May 7, 7 p.m., RMSC^
Rounds 3A/3B Elimination: Tue., May 10, 6:30 p.m., RMSC^
Semifinals: Thu., May 12, 5:30 p.m., RMSC^
Semifinals (if necessary): Thu., May 12, following 1st semi, RMSC^
State Championship: Sat., May 14, 3 p.m., ASU&

3A
First Round: Tue., May 3, 4 p.m., High Seed
Quarterfinals: Fri., May 6, 4 p.m., RMSC
Semifinals: Sat., May 7, 3 p.m., RMSC
State Championship: Fri., May 13, 3 p.m., ASU&

2A
First Round: Fri., May 6, 6 p.m., RMSC
Quarterfinals: Sat., May 7, 5 p.m., RMSC
Semifinals: Thu., May 12, 7 p.m., RMSC
State Championship: Fri., May 13, 5:30 p.m., ASU

1A
First Round: Wed., May 4, 4 p.m. High Seed
Quarterfinals: Fri., May 6, 4 p.m. High Seed
Semifinals: Thu., May 12, 5 p.m., FSC
State Championship: Fri., May 13, 8 p.m., ASU

Note: Dates/Times/Locations Subject to Change

Note: Neutral site games are subject to relocation. Factors include, but are not limited to: location of high seed, contractual obligations, broadcast commitments, seating capacity and travel considerations of participating schools.

^ - If a Northern Arizona school is the higher seed playing a Phoenix Metro school, the game will take place in the Prescott area. If a Tucson area school is the higher seed playing a Phoenix Metro school, the game will take place in the Tucson area. If a Tucson area school is the higher seed playing a Northern Arizona school or if a Northern Arizona school is the higher seed playing a Tucson area school, the game will take place in the Phoenix area.

& - If two schools from the Tucson area play each other in the state championship game(s), the game(s) will take place at the University of Arizona on Monday, May 16 at time(s) TBD.

Conference Play-In Tournament

6A: Wed., April 27, 4 p.m., High Seed
5A: Wed., April 27, 4 p.m., High Seed
4A: Wed., April 27, 4 p.m., High Seed
3A: Sat., April 30, 11 a.m., High Seed
2A: Tue., May 3, 4 p.m., High Seed

Note: Dates/Times/Locations Subject to Change

State Tournament Qualifying

6A (16-team bracket): In order to qualify, a school must have played a minimum of 10 power ranked games. Teams ranked No. 1 through No. 8 according to the AIA rankings powered by MaxPreps will earn an automatic bid to the state tournament. The conference play-in tournament will match up teams ranked No. 9 through No. 24. Teams ranked No. 1 through No. 8, along with the eight winning teams from the conference play-in tournament, will make up the 16-team state tournament. The state tournament bracket will be seeded according to overall ranking of the 16 teams. The state tournament will consist of four rounds and be double elimination until a single championship game.

  • 6A: Teams ranked Nos. 1-8, and eight (8) conference play-in winners

5A (16-team bracket): In order to qualify, a school must have played a minimum of 10 power ranked games. Teams ranked No. 1 through No. 8 according to the AIA rankings powered by MaxPreps will earn an automatic bid to the state tournament. The conference play-in tournament will match up teams ranked No. 9 through No. 24. Teams ranked No. 1 through No. 8, along with the eight winning teams from the conference play-in tournament, will make up the 16-team state tournament. The state tournament bracket will be seeded according to overall ranking of the 16 teams. The state tournament will consist of four rounds and be single elimination for the first round, double elimination for the quarterfinals and semifinals, and a single championship game.

  • 5A: Teams ranked Nos. 1-8, and eight (8) conference play-in winners

4A (16-team bracket): In order to qualify, a school must have played a minimum of 10 power ranked games. Based on region standings, the top team in each region will earn an automatic bid at minimum to host a game in the conference play-in tournament. The conference play-in tournament will match up teams ranked No. 9 through No. 24. Teams ranked No. 1 through No. 8 according to the AIA rankings powered by MaxPreps, along with the eight winning teams from the conference play-in tournament, will make up the 16-team state tournament. The state tournament bracket will be seeded according to overall ranking of the 16 teams. The state tournament will consist of four rounds and be single elimination for the first round, double elimination for the quarterfinals and semifinals, and a single championship game.

  • 4A: Teams ranked Nos. 1-8, and eight (8) conference play-in winners

3A (16-team bracket): In order to qualify, a school must have played a minimum of 10 games. Based on region standings, the top two (2) teams in each region will earn an automatic bid at minimum to the conference play-in tournament. The conference play-in tournament will match up teams ranked No. 9 through No. 24. Teams ranked No. 1 through No. 8 according to the AIA rankings powered by MaxPreps, along with the eight winning teams from the conference play-in tournament, will make up the 16-team state tournament. The state tournament bracket will be seeded according to the overall ranking of the 16 teams. The state tournament will consist of four rounds and be single elimination.

  • 3A: Teams ranked Nos. 1-8, and eight (8) conference play-in winners

2A (16-team bracket): In order to qualify, a school must have played a minimum of 10 games. Based on region standings, the top two teams in each region will earn an automatic bid at minimum to the conference play-in tournament. The conference play-in tournament will match up teams ranked No. 9 through No. 24. Teams ranked No. 1 through No. 8 according to the AIA rankings powered by MaxPreps, along with the eight winning teams from the conference play-in tournament, will make up the 16-team state tournament. The state tournament bracket will be seeded according to overall ranking of the 16 teams. The state tournament will consist of four rounds and be single elimination.

  • 2A: Teams ranked Nos. 1-8, and eight (8) conference play-in winners

1A (16-team bracket): In order to qualify, a school must have played a minimum of 10 games and each regional opponent to be eligible for an automatic bid to the state tournament. The top three (3) teams in each of the four (4) regions will receive an automatic bid to the state tournament based on region standings. The remaining four (4) at-large bids will be determined by AIA rankings powered by MaxPreps. The state tournament bracket will be seeded according to overall ranking of the 16 teams. The state tournament will consist of four rounds and be single elimination.

  • 1A: Top three (3) teams in each region and four (4) at-large qualifiers