USC won’t be a number one seed in the NCAA Baseball Tournament, but the Gamecocks will be one of the 16 hosts. The NCAA announced Sunday the teams that will host regionals starting Friday, and the Gamecocks are in that group. The full tournament field will be revealed Monday at noon, and the Gamecocks likely will be a #2 seed.
The Gamecocks and Founders Park will host a regional for the first time since 2016 and the 18th time in school history. This also will be the 33rd appearance for the Gamecocks in the NCAA Tournament. Carolina was one of 20 potential host sites that were announced on May 14 and will host games starting Friday, June 4.
NCAA Regional booklets are now available to the general public. A booklet includes tickets for all games of the regional, held June 4-7. Booklets are available for $84 each and are sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Fans purchasing the booklet will secure their actual seat locations at the time of purchase.
The 16 regional sites, with host institutions, are as follows:
Austin, Texas – Texas
Columbia, South Carolina – South Carolina
Eugene, Oregon – Oregon
Fayetteville, Arkansas – Arkansas
Fort Worth, Texas – TCU
Gainesville, Florida – Florida
Greenville, North Carolina – East Carolina
Knoxville, Tennessee – Tennessee
Lubbock, Texas – Texas Tech
Nashville, Tennessee – Vanderbilt
Oxford, Mississippi – Ole Miss
South Bend, Indiana – Notre Dame
Stanford, California – Stanford
Starkville, Mississippi – Mississippi State
Ruston, Louisiana – Louisiana Tech
Tucson, Arizona – Arizona