CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The NCAA announced today that Charlottesville, Va., has been selected as one of 16 regional host sites for the 2010 NCAA Division I Baseball Championship. The four-team, double-elimination tournament will run June 4-7 at UVa’s Davenport Field. Two games each will be played Friday (June 4), Saturday (June 5) and Sunday (June 6). If necessary, a single game will be played Monday (June 7). 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 12:30 p.m. Monday on ESPN. The selection committee will set the entire 64-team bracket through both the Super Regionals and the first round of the Men’s College World Series and will not re-seed the field after play begins. Selection of the eight Super Regional hosts will be announced June 7 at approximately 11 p.m.
The 16 regional sites, with host institutions and records, are as follows: Arizona State (47-8), Tempe, Ariz.; Arkansas (40-18), Fayetteville, Ark.; Auburn (40-19), Auburn, Ala.; Cal State Fullerton (40-15 through Saturday, May 29), Fullerton, Calif.; Coastal Carolina (51-7), Conway, S.C.; Connecticut (47-14), Storrs, Conn.; Florida (42-15), Gainesville, Fla.; Georgia Tech (45-13), Atlanta; Louisville (48-12), Louisville, Ky.; Miami (Florida) (40-17), Coral Gables, Fla.; Oklahoma (44-15), Norman, Okla.; South Carolina (43-15), Columbia, S.C.; Texas (46-11), Austin, Texas; TCU (46-11), Fort Worth, Texas; UCLA (42-13), Los Angeles; Virginia (47-11), Charlottesville, Va.
The regional hosted by Coastal Carolina will be played at BB&T Coastal Field in Myrtle Beach, S.C. The regional hosted by Connecticut will be played at Senator Thomas J. Dodd Memorial Stadium in Norwich, Conn.
By virtue of being awarded a regional, all 16 host institutions have also been selected to the 64-team field. Arkansas, Auburn, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia Tech, Louisville, Miami (Florida), Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, UCLA and Virginia have made the field as at-large selections. Arizona State (Pacific-10), Cal State Fullerton (Big West), Coastal Carolina (Big South) and TCU (Mountain West) have clinched automatic berths by virtue of winning their conference tournament championships.
Virginia will serve as a host site for the fourth time (2004, 2006, 2007, 2010).
The Virginia Athletics Ticket Office will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 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 evening, nearly 3,000 tickets have been sold for the Regional round and just over 3,000 for a potential Super Regional tournament. After several expansions this season, Davenport Field now will seat 4,801 for postseason play.
Regional all-session ticket books are currently on sale and will be sold for $60 for Reserved seating and $45 for General Admission seating, while Super Regional all-session ticket books also are on sale and may be purchased for $24 for General Admission seating. Super Regional Reserved ticket books are sold out.
Customers ordering tickets from now until game day may pick up their tickets at the Virginia Athletics Ticket Office in Bryant Hall through Friday at 10 am 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 (June 4). If available, single-session tickets will be $12 for Reserved and $8 for General Admission, with $4 per ticket upgrades available from General Admission to Reserved on game day. Any remaining single-game tickets for the Super Regional will go on sale the first day of the event (June 11 or 12) and will be $16 for Reserved and $12 for General Admission, with $4 per ticket upgrades available from General Admission to Reserved on game day.
All parking will be paid parking for the entire postseason. Parking on game day will be $5.
Because of the success of the Virginia baseball team this season and increased ticket demand, NCAA tournament games at Davenport Field are expected to sell out. 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.
All sections of the grandstand (Sec. 101-109) and the first base bleachers (Sec. A-F) are considered Reserved seating for the entire NCAA tournament. General Admission seating is located on the grassy hillside down the left-field line and in the bleachers beyond the outfield wall in both left and right field. Standing room is also available for General Admission ticket buyers.
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.