They hoped to have the issue settled by now.
Usually, it is.
The sites for the state baseball championships are usually set far in advance.
This year, though, the sites for the Class 6A and 5A state tournaments might not be decided until just a few weeks before the event.
The problem, generally, isn't in finding a place to play the first two days of the tournament but where to play the championship game.
The most obvious sites are all off the table.
The Oklahoma City RedHawks and the Tulsa Drillers will both be at home May 11, when the title games are scheduled.
Oral Roberts, site of four of the last 10 6A and 5A title games, is hosting McNeese State that afternoon.
Oklahoma's L. Dale Mitchell Park is unavailable due to graduation ceremonies taking place on campus that weekend.
Oklahoma State's Allie P. Reynolds Stadium is similarly unavailable.
“I would like to say that we'll be able to say in the next month or so where we're going,” Mike Whaley of the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association said. “We've looked around at quite a few places but a lot of them don't really fit.”
The OSSAA needs a venue that can handle the fans and parking that the state title game would bring. Location is also a factor as is the proximity of another sub-site needed to host at least the first day of the tournament.
Also, the home stadium of a Class 6A team can't be used for the 6A tournament and a 5A site can't host the 5A finals in case the host teams make the field.
So the likely solution seems to be the Class 6A finals being played at Shawnee High while the 5A finals are likely headed to one of the Edmond schools.
Shawnee is likely to host three title games from 6A to 2A while whichever Edmond school is picked will host the other two.
Oklahoma Baptist in Shawnee is a possible site for both, though the Bison are bidding to host a postseason tournament and won't know if the venue will be available until April.
It's been awhile since the title games in the state's two largest classes was scheduled to be played in the Oklahoma City area.
In 2008, the finals were scheduled for Tulsa's Drillers Stadium, but rain forced the title games to be completed at L. Dale Mitchell Park.
A year earlier, weather forced one title game to shift to Shawnee while the other was played in Tulsa.
The last time both tournament finals were scheduled to be played on the West side of the state was in 2003, when Norman hosted the tournaments.
“Wherever they play it is fine with us,” Carl Albert coach Wayne Dozier said. “We don't really care too much where they send us, but it is nice to stay closer to home.”