CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The NCAA announced today that Charlottesville, Va., has been selected as one of 16 regional host sites for the 2012 NCAA Division I Baseball Championship. The four-team, double-elimination tournament will run June 1-4 at UVa’s Davenport Field. Two games each will be played Friday (June 1), Saturday (June 2) and Sunday (June 3). If necessary, a single game will be played Monday (June 4).
The remaining at-large teams, top-eight national seeds, first-round regional pairings and site assignments will be announced at noon Monday on ESPNU. Regional game times also will be announced Monday. 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 4 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, Louisiana – LSU (43-16)
Chapel Hill, North Carolina – North Carolina (44-14)
Charlottesville, Virginia – Virginia (38-17)
College Station, Texas – Texas A&M (42-16)
Columbia, South Carolina – South Carolina (40-17)
Coral Gables, Florida – *Miami (FL) (36-20)
Eugene, Oregon – *Oregon (42-16)
Gainesville, Florida – Florida (42-18)
Gary, Indiana – Purdue (44-12)
Houston – Rice (40-17)
Los Angeles – *UCLA (41-14)
Palo Alto, California – *Stanford (37-16)
Raleigh, North Carolina – North Carolina State (39-17)
Tallahassee, Florida – Florida State (43-15)
Tucson, Arizona – *Arizona (37-17)
Waco, Texas – Baylor (44-14)
*Teams that are playing today (Sunday, May 27).
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 third-consecutive year and the sixth time overall (2004, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2012). UVa will make its ninth-consecutive appearance in the NCAA tournament and its 12th 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 2,000 tickets had been sold for the regional round as well as a potential super regional tournament. Davenport Field will seat 5,050 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.
All sections of the grandstand (Sec. 101-109) and the first base bleachers (Sec. A-F) are considered Reserved seating for both the regional and super regional rounds. 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 on a first-come, first-served basis. Standing room is also available for General Admission ticket buyers.
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.
Customers ordering tickets from now until game day may pick up their tickets 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 (June 1) 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-game tickets for the super regional will go on sale on Friday, June 8 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.
All parking will be paid parking for the entire postseason. Parking on game day will be $5 in the University Hall, John Paul Jones Arena and McCue Center lots. The John Paul Jones Arena parking lot and garage will not be available for baseball parking on Saturday (June 2) because of an event at the arena. Parking will be free throughout the tournament in the Emmet/Ivy Garage.
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.
OTHER REGIONAL SITE SELECTION INFORMATION
Atlantic Coast – 5 (Florida State, Miami (FL), North Carolina, North Carolina State, Virginia)
Pacific-12 – 4 (Arizona, Oregon, Stanford, UCLA)
Southeastern – 3 (Florida, South Carolina, LSU)
Big 12 – 2 (Baylor, Texas A&M)
Big Ten – 1 (Purdue)
Conference USA – 1 (Rice)