UVA selected as NCAA Baseball Tournament host site
The NCAA announced today that Charlottesville, Va., has been selected as one of 16 regional host sites for the 2014 NCAA Division I Baseball Championship. The four-team, double-elimination tournament will run May 30-June 2 at Virginia’s Davenport Field. Two games each will be played Friday (May 30), Saturday (May 31) and Sunday (June 1). If necessary, a single game will be played Monday (June 2). 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 2 at approximately 11 p.m. following the conclusion of the regional round.
The 16 regional sites, with host institutions and records (through May 25) are as follows:
Baton Rouge, Louisiana – LSU (44-14-1)
Bloomington, Indiana – Indiana (42-13)
Charlottesville, Virginia – Virginia (44-13)
Coral Gables, Florida – Miami (Florida) (41-17)
Corvallis, Oregon – Oregon State (42-12)
Columbia, south carolina – south carolina (42-16)
Fort Worth, Texas – TCU (42-15)
Gainesville, Florida – Florida (40-21)
Houston, Texas – Rice (41-18)
Lafayette, Louisiana – Louisiana-Lafayette (53-7)
Louisville, Kentucky – Louisville (45-15)
Nashville, Tennessee – Vanderbilt (41-18)
Oxford, Mississippi – Ole Miss (41-18)
San Luis Obispo, California – Cal Poly (45-10)
Stillwater, Oklahoma – Oklahoma State (45-16)
Tallahassee, Florida – Florida State (43-15)
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, May 30 to Monday, June 2.
Virginia will serve as a regional host site for the fifth-consecutive year and the eighth time in program history – all within the last 11 years (2004, 2006, 2007, 2010-2014). UVa joins south carolina as the lone schools to host a regional each of the last five years.
UVa will make its 11th-consecutive appearance in the NCAA tournament under head coach Brian O’Connor and its 14th 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.
Davenport Field will seat 5,001 for postseason play.
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.
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 30) 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 6 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 (May 31) because of events at the arena.
Pre-paid parking permits will be valid in the University Hall parking lots. Pre-paid parking permits are sold out.
Parking will be free throughout the tournament in the Emmet/Ivy Garage.
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