Four-team tournament will run May 31-June 3
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The NCAA announced today that Charlottesville, Va., has been selected as one of 16 regional host sites for the 2013 NCAA Division I Baseball Championship. The four-team, double-elimination tournament will run May 31-June 3 at Virginia’s Davenport Field. Two games each will be played Friday (May 31), Saturday (June 1) and Sunday (June 2). If necessary, a single game will be played Monday (June 3). Regional game times will be announced Monday.
The remaining at-large teams, top-eight national seeds, first-round regional pairings and site assignments will be announced at noon Monday on ESPNU. The selection committee will set the entire 64-team bracket through both the regionals and the first round of the Men’s College World Series. Selection of the eight super regional hosts will be announced June 3 at approximately 11 p.m. following the conclusion of the regional round.
The 16 regional sites, with host institutions and records (through May 26) are as follows:
Baton Rouge, La. – LSU (52-9)
Blacksburg, Va. – Virginia Tech (38-20)
Bloomington, Ind. – Indiana (43-14)
Chapel Hill, N.C.– North Carolina (52-8)
Charlottesville, Va. – Virginia (47-10)
Corvallis, Ore. – Oregon State (45-10)
Columbia, S.C. – South Carolina (39-18)
Eugene, Ore. – Oregon (45-14)
Fullerton, Calif. – Cal State Fullerton (48-8)
Los Angeles, Calif. – UCLA (38-17)
Louisville, Ky. – Louisville (46-10)
Manhattan, Kansas – Kansas St. (41-17)
Nashville, Tenn. – Vanderbilt (51-9)
Raleigh, N.C. – North Carolina State (44-14)
Starkville, Miss. – Mississippi State (43-17)
Tallahassee, Fla. – Florida State (44-15)
By virtue of being awarded a regional, all 16 host institutions also have been selected to the 64-team field.
Virginia will serve as a regional host site for the fourth-consecutive year and the seventh time in the last 10 years (2004, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013). UVa is one of three schools nationally to host a regional each of the last four years, joining South Carolina and UCLA.
UVa will make its 10th-consecutive appearance in the NCAA tournament and its 13th all-time.
The Virginia Athletics Ticket Office will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Memorial Day. Ticket books may be purchased in person at the Virginia Athletics Ticket Office in Bryant Hall, by calling the Ticket Office at (800) 542-8821 or logging on to VirginiaSports.com
As of Friday afternoon, approximately 2,500 ticket books had been sold for the regional round as well as a potential super regional tournament. Davenport Field will seat 4,956 for postseason play.
All-session General Admission ticket books are currently on sale for $45 for the regional and $24 for a potential super regional. All-session Reserved ticket books are available for $60 for the Regional and $36 for the Super Regional.
New for the 2013 postseason, seating in the left- and right-field bleachers will be reserved. Again this year, all seating in the grandstands and bleachers along the first-baseline will be reserved. General admission tickets are valid for the grass hillside along the left-field line and for standing room only.
Fans are strongly encouraged to purchase tickets in advance, as it is the only way to guarantee they will be able to attend all tournament games.
Customers ordering tickets from now until game day may pick up their tickets during regular business hours at the Virginia Athletics Ticket Office in Bryant Hall through noon Friday or at Davenport Field Will Call on game day beginning two hours prior to the first session of the day.
If available, single-session tickets for the regional will go on sale to the public on Friday (May 31) from 9 a.m. to noon by phone and online. If available, single-session tickets will be $12 for Reserved and $8 for General Admission. Any remaining single-session tickets for a potential super regional would go on sale on Friday, June 7 at 9 a.m. and will be $16 for Reserved and $12 for General Admission.
Ticket sales at Davenport Field begin two hours prior to the first session each day and end at the top of the seventh inning on the last session each day. Fans may upgrade from General Admission to Reserved on game day, subject to availability, at the Davenport Field ticket windows for $4 per ticket.
For further information on NCAA baseball tournament tickets, please call the Virginia Athletics Ticket Office at (800) 542-8821 or log on to VirginiaSports.com
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