A major announcement made Sunday by Softball Newfoundland and Labrador.

St. John’s will host the 2016 Canadian Men’s Senior Fast Pitch softball championships August 31st to September 4th.

The top teams from across Canada will be in the City for these championships.

The Newfoundland team the Galway Hitmen are the defending champions. Newfoundland has also won the championship the past four years. They will be looking for their fifth straight championship but this time before a home town crowd.