Clemson and USC were two of 16 sites selected to host an NCAA Baseball Regional for the 65th-annual Division I Baseball Championship, announced Sunday.
The Clemson regional will begin at Doug Kingsmore Stadium on Friday. The Tigers will be one of four teams to play in the double-elimination tourney, as the 64-team field will be announced on ESPN on Monday at 12:30 PM.
Clemson was one of five ACC schools chosen to host a regional. The ACC led all conferences in host sites, as no other conference had more than three. The other ACC schools are Florida State, Georgia Tech, North Carolina, and Virginia. Other host schools include Arizona State, Cal State Fullerton, Florida, Oregon State, Rice, South Carolina, Texas, Texas A&M, TCU, UCLA, and Vanderbilt.
This will be the 13th time since 1980 that Clemson plays host to a regional. It will be the first time Clemson plays host to a regional since 2009. It will also be the 11th year Clemson hosts a regional in Jack Leggett’s 18th season as head coach of the Tigers. The Tigers are 41-9 all-time in home NCAA Tournament games, including a 38-7 record under Leggett.
The Tigers will be making their 24th NCAA Tournament in the last 25 years. In 2011, Clemson has a 41-18 overall record and 17-13 ACC regular-season mark.
Pre-ordered tickets can be picked up starting Wednesday at the Clemson Athletic Ticket Office. IPTAY members can purchase ticket books online at ClemsonTigers.com starting today (Sunday) and over the phone starting Monday. The ticket office will accept orders from the general public starting Tuesday at 8:00 AM.
Reserved ticket books will be available for $60. If reserved seating sells out, individual game reserved seats will be available on gameday for $12. If all reserved seats sell out for a particular game, general admission seats will be available for $8.
South Carolina heads into the postseason with a 45-14 record. More information on the 2011 Columbia Regional will be released following the announcement of the 64-team field on Monday afternoon at 12:30 pm on ESPN.
This will be Carolina’s 27th overall appearance in the NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament. South Carolina is the defending national champion after winning the CWS in 2010. South Carolina has reached nine College World Series as well as eight NCAA Super Regionals. South Carolina’s 12 consecutive trips to the NCAA Baseball Tournament (2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011) is the longest current streak of the 12 SEC schools.
This marks the 13th time in school history that the Gamecocks will host an NCAA Regional in baseball. Since the move to the Regional-Super Regional format, Carolina has hosted an NCAA Regional seven times (2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2007, 2010, 2011).
A limited number of NCAA Baseball Regional booklets are now on sale to the general public, the South Carolina Ticket Office announced.
A booklet includes tickets for all games in the Regional, which will be held Friday, June 3, through Monday, June 6. Booklets are available for $77 each and are sold on a first-come, first-serve basis. Fans purchasing the booklet will secure their actual seat locations at the time of the purchase.
If available, single game tickets for Regional games will go on sale Monday, May 30, at 10 a.m. Single game tickets will be sold for $15, but there is no guarantee on their availability.
To purchase Regional tickets, visit www.GamecocksOnline.com, stop by the Athletics Ticket Office in Colonial Life Arena at 801 Lincoln Street, or call 803-777-4274 or 800-4SC-FANS (800-472-3267). NCAA postseason regulations state that every person entering the stadium must have a ticket.
Super Regional booklets, priced at $45 each, are currently available to Gamecock Club members only. The Super Regionals dates are Friday, June 10, through Monday, June 13.
If available, Super Regional single game tickets will go on sale Monday, June 6, at 10 a.m. for $18 each.