Ole Miss Selected to Host NCAA Baseball Regional

OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM The Ole Miss Rebels are making their 12th postseason appearance in head coach Mike Bianco's 14 years at the helm.
OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM
The Ole Miss Rebels are making their 12th postseason appearance in head coach Mike Bianco's 14 years at the helm.
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OXFORD, Miss. – For the sixth time in program history, Ole Miss was selected to host an NCAA Baseball Regional, the NCAA announced Sunday. The Rebels’ baseball team was one of 16 programs selected by the NCAA as a regional host.

The entire NCAA Tournament bracket, including the eight national seeds, will be announced at 11:00 a.m. CT on Monday on ESPNU. At that time, Ole Miss (41-18) will find out which three teams will be coming to Oxford for the regional.

The Oxford Regional will begin May 30 at Oxford-University Stadium/Swayze Field and will run through June 1 with play going until June 2 if necessary. The complete regional schedule with game times will be announced Monday.

Ole Miss claimed the Southeastern Conference Western Division title, and was the No. 2 seed at the league tournament in Hoover, Alabama. This is the 12th postseason appearance for the Rebels in head coach Mike Bianco’s 14 years at the helm. All six times the Rebels have hosted a regional have come under Bianco’s tenure.

“We’re excited to be playing at home in June,” Bianco said. “It’s certainly a great reward, but one that we feel is very deserved by this team that has played so well and consistently over the course of the season. It’s great to have baseball in Oxford in June again to reward the Rebel Nation for the support they has shown us and the role they play in our success.”

Tickets for the tournament will be available in all areas of the stadium. Ticket books for general admission will be sold for $60, reserved seating will be $70, box seating will be $80 and Diamond Club seating will be $200. Each ticket book gains admission to every game of the Oxford Regional.

The Ole Miss Athletics Ticket Office is open daily 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the Tad Smith Coliseum. The ticket office will be closed Monday in observance of Memorial Day. Fans may order their regional tickets online via OleMissTix.com if they wish to order Sunday, Monday or after hours. Contact the ticket office at 888-REB-TKTS for more information.

The priority deadline for season ticket holders will be Wednesday at 12 p.m. CT.

Pending availability, single game tickets will go on sale Thursday online at OleMissTix.com or by phone. Box seats will sell for $20, while general admission and grandstand tickets are $15, and student tickets (college age or younger) are $10.

Single game tickets will be available for Will Call pick up Friday at the Tad Smith Coliseum until the middle of the 5th inning of the second game. Beginning Saturday, all tickets will be picked up at the Swayze Field box office. There, tickets will be open two hours prior to the first game each day and will remain open until the middle of the 5th inning of the day’s last game.

Parking passes will only be sold to those fans that held them during the regular season.  If any remain, those will be available on game day for $20 each. Cash only.

Free general parking is permitted at the South Lot located at Taylor Road and highway 6.  As a reminder, the Old Taylor Road bridge is under construction and closed, including all exit ramps. To enter campus from highway 6 you will need to take either the Coliseum Drive or Lamar Avenue exits.

Regular parking enforcement outside of designated baseball parking pass lots and the South Lot will be in affect Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Campus patrons parking outside of the designated baseball lots are subject to citations.

TV and webcast availability for the Oxford Regional will be determined later this week.

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