Welcome to Corvallis

The city of Corvallis - "the Heart of the Valley" - is located in the center of Oregon's Willamette Valley, close to the Portland and Eugene metropolitan areas, the Oregon Coast, and the Coast and Cascade mountain ranges. Corvallis has a residential population of 54,462 and is the home of Oregon State University, one of only two Land-Grant, Sea-Grant, Space-Grant and Sun-Grant universities in the United States.

Corvallis was recently named "the most innovative city in the country" by scientists from the Los Alamos National Laboratory and the Santa Fe Institute in New Mexico. It has also been regularly recognized as one of the best college towns and one of the top-ten places to live in the country.

The Corvallis Knights have been one of the strongest and most successful franchises in the West Coast League since its 2005 inception. The Knights captured WCL West/South Division regular-season titles in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013; won Divisional Series in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012 and 2013; and won the WCL Championship Series in 2008, 2011 and 2013.

Who are the Knights?

The Corvallis Knights are a summer wood-bat amateur baseball team for players with remaining college eligibility.

They compete in the West Coast League, a 12-member league established in 2005 with franchises throughout the Pacific Northwest. Franchises are located in Corvallis, Bend, Klamath Falls and Medford, Oregon; in Kelso/Longview, Walla Walla, Wenatchee, Silverdale/Bremerton, Yakima and Bellingham, Wash., and in Kelowna and Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

The Knights play at Goss Stadium on the Oregon State campus. Teams play a 54-game WCL schedule, followed by two rounds of playoffs; the season starts in early June and runs through mid-August. Players stay with host families in the community.

How to buy tickets

Season tickets are available at the Knights' offices in the Madison Plaza building in downtown Corvallis (corner Fourth Street and Madison Avenue) or online at www.corvallisknights.com/tickets.php.

Individual-game tickets are available at the Goss Stadium ticket booth or online. Reserved seats are $11; general admission seats are $5; prices may vary on special promotional nights. All chairback seats are reserved for Fireworks Night games.

Where to stay

There are many hotels, motels, bed & breakfast locations and campgrounds to stay at while visiting Corvallis, in every price range. Visiting teams stay at the Holiday Inn Express, 781 NE Second Street, on the Willamette River just north of downtown.

The Hilton Garden Inn, near Goss Stadium across from Reser Stadium on Western Boulevard, and the Holiday Inn Express are official sponsors of the Knights.

For a complete listing of Corvallis-area lodging options and to book a room, visit www.visitcorvallis.com/index.php?action=placesStay.

Where to eat

Numerous dining options are available in the Corvallis/Albany area, ranging from fast food to gourmet dining.

Corvallis Knights sponsors in the area include Allann Bros. (Albany); American Dream Pizza; Aqua Seafood Restaurant; Block 15; Buffalo Wild Wings; Calapooia Brewery (Albany); Carino's Italian Grill (Albany); Flat Tail Brewing; McDonald's; Nutcakes; Papa's Pizza; Qdoba Mexican Grill; Red Robin (Albany); The Stadium Grill at the Hilton; Tommy's 4th Street Bar & Grill; University Hero; Woodstock's Pizza Parlor and Yogurt Extreme.

For a complete listing of Corvallis-area restaurants, visit www.visitcorvallis.com/index.php?action=placesEat.

How to find Goss Stadium

FROM I-5: Take exit 228 west to Corvallis. After crossing the Willamette River, turn left on Fifth Street, turn right on Jefferson Avenue, turn left at the stoplight on 15th Street, and turn right on Washington Way. Go west for mile. Goss Stadium will be on your right.

FROM U.S. HIGHWAY 99W: Turn west onto Western Avenue (left turn from the south, right turn from the north). Turn right on 15th Street, turn left on Washington Way just after the railroad track, and go west for 1/4 mile. Goss Stadium will be on your right.

FROM U.S. HIGHWAY 20: Turn right (from the north) or left (from the south) at the stoplight at 26th Street. Head north and turn left on Washington Way, just past the railroad tracks, and go west for 1/4 mile. Goss Stadium will be on your right.

Where to park

All Oregon State non-metered parking lots are free and open to the public during the summer. The parking garage is across Washington Way from Goss Stadium. There are also parking lots east of Goss Stadium, behind the left-field fence; south of Goss Stadium, across Washington Way, and adjacent to nearby Gill Coliseum.

What to do

There's much to do in the Corvallis area, ranging from winery tours, Saturday market, arts and culture, the annual Red, White and Blues Festival and the Da Vinci Days celebration in July, outdoor recreation, historical tours, campus tours, etc.

For more information, visit: www.visitcorvallis.com/index.php?action=thingstodo.

For more information

For more information on Corvallis, see the Visit Corvallis website at www.visitcorvallis.com, or visit the Corvallis-Benton Chamber Coalition web site at www.corvallischamber.com.