NCAA selects UVA as baseball regional host site

CWSThe NCAA announced that Charlottesville, Va., has been selected as one of 16 regional host sites for the 2016 NCAA Division I Baseball Championship.

The four-team, double-elimination tournament will run June 3-6 at Virginia’s Davenport Field. Two games each are scheduled for Friday (June 3), Saturday (June 4) and Sunday (June 5). If necessary, a single game will be played Monday (June 6). Regional game times will be announced Monday.

The remaining at-large teams, top-eight national seeds, first-round regional pairings, site assignments and game times 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 Monday, June 6 at approximately 11 p.m. following the conclusion of the regional round.

The 16 regional sites, with host institutions and records (through May 29) are as follows:
Baton Rouge, Louisiana – LSU (42-18)
Charlottesville, Virginia – Virginia (37-20)
Clemson, South Carolina – Clemson (42-18)
College Station, Texas – Texas A&M (45-14)
Columbia, South Carolina – South Carolina (42-15)
Coral Gables, Florida – Miami (FL) (45-11)
Fort Worth, Texas – TCU (42-15)
Gainesville, Florida – Florida (47-13)
Lafayette, Louisiana – UL Lafayette (41-19)
Louisville, Kentucky – Louisville (47-12)
Lubbock, Texas – Texas Tech (41-16)
Nashville, Tennessee – Vanderbilt (43-17)
Oxford, Mississippi – Ole Miss (43-17)
Raleigh, North Carolina – North Carolina State (35-20)
Starkville, Mississippi – Mississippi State (41-16)
Tallahassee, Florida – Florida State (37-20)

By virtue of being awarded a regional, all 16 host institutions also have been selected to the 64-team championship field. Each regional field features four teams playing in a double-elimination format. All 16 regionals are scheduled for Friday, June 3 to Monday, June 6.

Virginia will serve as a regional host site for the ninth time in program history – all within the last 13 years (2004, 2006, 2007, 2010-2014, 2016). UVA will make its 13th-consecutive appearance in the NCAA tournament under head coach Brian O’Connor and its 16th all-time.

 

Ticket Information

All-session Reserved ticket books are available for $60 for the Regional and $36 for the Super Regional. All-session General Admission ticket books are currently on sale for $45 for the regional and $24 for a potential super regional.

All seating in the grandstands, the bleachers along the first-baseline and the left- and right-field bleachers 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.

Fans may purchase tickets online at VirginiaSports.com/tickets. Tickets may also be purchased by phone at (800) 542-8821 or in-person at the Virginia Athletics Ticket Office in Bryant Hall beginning Tuesday (May 31) at 9 a.m.

Customers ordering tickets from now until game day may pick up their tickets between 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. 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 3) 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 10 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.

Davenport Field will seat 5,001 for postseason play.

 

Parking

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. Pre-paid parking permits are $15 through the Virginia Athletics Ticket Office and will be valid in the University Hall parking lots.

Parking will be free throughout the tournament in the Emmet/Ivy Garage.

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