June 25, 2010

 

 

NCAA Release

OMAHA, Neb. – As many as 2,000 reserved seat tickets are available for NCAA® Men’s College World Series® (CWS) “if necessary” games on Saturday, June 26, and for Finals games June 28 and June 29.  “Historically, hundreds of additional reserved seat tickets are available for these games because of tickets turned back to the Rosenblatt Stadium box office from the team allocations,” said Herb E. Hames, ticket chairman of CWS, Inc.. 

In the event a Saturday game is necessary, approximately 1,000 reserved tickets will be available through Ticketmaster online or through select Ticketmaster® outlets approximately 30 minutes after the end of Friday’s 8 p.m. Central time game. “That way, fans won’t have to wait until Saturday to buy their tickets at the Rosenblatt Stadium box office,” Hames noted. 

In addition, fans may also purchase tickets through the Ticketmaster charge-by-phone number at 800-745-3000, or through the only NCAA-approved re-sale outlet, Ticketmaster’s Ticket Exchange program, up to four hours before the game begins.

Approximately 1,000 reserved seat tickets will be available as well at the Rosenblatt Stadium box office on Saturday, June 26, should a game or games be necessary that day. The Rosenblatt Stadium box office will open at noon Central if one game is required. This game would be played at 6 p.m. Central. The box office will open at 10 a.m. Central if two games are required. These games would be played at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. Central. No tickets will be sold at Rosenblatt Stadium on Friday night. If there are no games on Saturday, the box office will be closed.

CWS Finals Games Ticket Sales

Tickets for the June 28 and June 29 CWS Finals games will be offered following the game during which the teams playing in the Finals are determined. Once the teams are determined, approximately 1,000 tickets will go on sale through ticketmaster.com beginning approximately 30 minutes after the last deciding game. Tickets purchased on the Internet or by phone through Ticketmaster will be available for pick-up at Rosenblatt Stadium’s box office Will Call window on game day.

Another 1,000 Finals games reserved seat tickets will be available for purchase at face value at the Rosenblatt Stadium box office, which will open at noon Central on Monday, June 28. Individual reserved seating for Finals games will cost $29 per game, while individual box seat tickets will cost $35 per game. The box office will be closed on Sunday, June 27.

If a third Finals game is played on Wednesday, June 30, tickets will go on sale through ticketmaster.com and select Ticketmaster outlets approximately 30 minutes following Finals Game 2 on Tuesday, June 29. Additionally, the Rosenblatt Stadium box office will open at noon Central on Wednesday, June 30, to sell Finals Game 3 tickets. 

“The same guidelines used throughout the Series will apply to the purchase of reserved seat tickets for ‘if necessary’ and Finals games,” Hames said. “Fans are allowed to line up at midnight outside the perimeter entrance identified as Gate No. 6 on Bert Murphy Avenue where they will receive sequentially numbered wrist bands prior to the gates opening. The number on their wrist band determines the order that tickets may be purchased.” Bert Murphy Avenue is renamed College World Series Boulevard during the CWS.

General admission tickets can be upgraded to reserved seat tickets at Rosenblatt Stadium’s box office on Saturday for any “if necessary” games and on Monday for Finals Games 1 and 2, with a limit of six tickets upgraded per person. General admission tickets can be upgraded to reserved seat tickets by paying the $19 difference in price between the general admission ticket valued at $10 and the reserved seat ticket valued at $29.

Special needs seating will be sold at noon Central at Rosenblatt Stadium’s Will Call window while supplies last. Any tickets purchases at the Rosenblatt Stadium box office must be made by cash or check only. “We would encourage fans to check at the Rosenblatt Stadium box office for any late team turn-backs during the Finals,” Hames added. 

About the NCAA®

The NCAA is a membership-led nonprofit association of colleges and universities committed to supporting academic and athletic opportunities for more than 400,000 student-athletes at more than 1,000 member colleges and universities. Each year, more than 54,000 student-athletes compete in NCAA Championships in Divisions I, II and III sports. Visit ncaa.org and ncaa.com for more details about the Association, its goals and members and corporate partnerships that help support programs for student-athletes. The NCAA is proud to have the following elite companies as official Corporate Champions—AT&T, Capital One and Coca-Cola – and the following elite companies as official Corporate Partners—Enterprise, The Hartford, Hershey’s, LG, Lowe’s, Planters, State Farm and UPS.

About CWS, Inc. ®

College World Series of Omaha Inc. is a non-profit organization and the local organizing committee for the annual NCAA Division I Men’s College World Series. The 2010 Men’s College World Series will start on Saturday, June 19, with the first game of the Series Finals beginning on Monday, June 28. The Series Finals will conclude on Tuesday, June 29, or Wednesday, June 30.