TCU To Host NCAA Fort Worth Regional

Jim Schlossnagle and staff will host their third straight NCAA Regional.

May 29, 2011

FORT WORTH, Texas - The NCAA announced today that TCU will be one of the 16 regional site hosts for next weekend's NCAA Regionals which are slated to begin Friday afternoon. The sixth-ranked Horned Frogs will be making their eighth consecutive appearance in the postseason and are hosting for the third straight year.

The Horned Frogs (42-17) entered last weekend ranked as high as No. 7 in the nation and have lost just one weekend series all season long. TCU dominated the Mountain West Conference with a 20-3 record to earn its sixth straight league title. This will be the third time in the last eight years TCU has earned an at-large bid to the tournament.

Each regional field features four teams, playing a double-elimination format. All 16 regionals are scheduled to be conducted from Friday, June 3, to Monday, June 6. The field of 64 will be announced on Monday at 11:30 a.m. in a show airing on ESPN. Fans are welcome to join the Frogs at the Meyer-Martin Academic Center in the club area for a selection show watching party. Doors open at 11 a.m.

By virtue of being awarded a regional, all 16 host institutions have also been selected to the 64-team field. Nine institutions (Arizona State, Cal State Fullerton, Florida, Georgia Tech, South Carolina, Texas, TCU, UCLA and Virginia) also hosted in 2010

Tickets will initially be sold as All-Session reserved seat packages only. This package includes tickets to each game with a maximum of seven (7) possible games. Currently, they are available to season ticket holders only and must be purchased by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, June 1.

All-Session prices are $60 for adults and $45 for youth (ages 3-17). This is a substantial savings as single game reserved tickets---if available after expected high demand for All-Sessions---will not be sold until the first game and will be $20 for adults and $15 for youth per game. All seats in Lupton Stadium will be sold as reserved seats, no General Admission. Once all reserved seats are sold, Standing Room Only will be available on the Grass Hill down the first base line. These SRO tickets will only be sold after all reserved seats have been sold, and they will be $15 each.

If all-session packages remain, they will be available to the general public Thursday morning beginning at 8 a.m. Call 817-257-3764 to purchase your tickets.

The 16 regional sites, with host institutions and records are as follows:
• Atlanta - Georgia Tech (40-19)
• Austin, Texas - Texas (43-15)
• Fullerton, California - *Cal State Fullerton (39-15)
• Chapel Hill, North Carolina - North Carolina (45-14)
• Charlottesville, Virginia - *Virginia (48-9)
• Clemson, South Carolina - Clemson (41-18)
• College Station, Texas - *Texas A&M (41-18)
• Columbia, South Carolina - South Carolina (45-14)
• Corvallis, Oregon - *Oregon State (38-16)
• Fort Worth, Texas - TCU (42-17)
• Gainesville, Florida - *Florida (44-16)
• Houston - Rice (41-19)
• Los Angeles - *UCLA (33-21)
• Nashville, Tennessee - *Vanderbilt (47-9)
• Tallahassee, Florida - *Florida State (42-16)
• Tempe, Arizona - *Arizona State (38-16)
* - indicates teams that are playing on Sunday.



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