Municipal Park charges 18 dollars per youth game. The cost to hold games at Olds Park is in the thousands. Until recently the city of Lansing has been sponsoring the games... but, recent budget constraints have forced the city to pull that funding.
Now, Eric Hart of the Lansing Entertainment and Public Facilities Authority is covering the cost of the game. While, at the same time, recruiting sponsors to help cover the cost of future tournaments.
Olds has better facilities and can hold more fans... but some say tradition should keep the tournament at Municipal.
Currently, early rounds of the Diamond Classic are played at Municipal... the semi finals and championship are played at Olds.