OMAHA, Neb. -- The NCAA is making approximately 10,000 reserved seat tickets available (or 750 per game) for sale under a random selection process for the 2012 NCAA College World Series.

The process, similar to what is used for other NCAA championships, is a system where fans sign up for the opportunity to be randomly selected to purchase reserved seats at face value.

“In order to participate, fans need to fill out an online application that will qualify them for a random, computerized drawing to determine who can purchase the single-game, reserved seat tickets in advance of the Series,” said Josh Logan, director of ticketing for NCAA championships.

Beginning at 12 a.m. ET Feb. 24, fans can apply at www.ncaa.com/cws for the chance to be selected to purchase up to four tickets per game for as many as four 2012 CWS games. There is no charge to apply and fans will have until 11:59 p.m. ET March 19 to submit their application. Incomplete applications and applications received after the deadline will not be accepted.
 

A random, computerized drawing among all eligible applications will be held on March 31. All applicants will be notified by the NCAA via the email address submitted on their application form, whether their application was selected or not, on April 6. Those selected may not transfer their opportunity to purchase tickets.

A tiered pricing system for reserved seat tickets at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha will be utilized starting with this year’s championship. “This change reflects the viewing experience at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha and brings the College World Series in line with most collegiate and professional sporting events that tier their prices based on location within a sporting venue,” Logan said. “In most baseball venues, seating between first and third bases are valued for their viewing experience compared to other seating options along the lines and in the upper levels. This preference is reflected in the new tiered pricing at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha.”

• Ticket prices for Sections 107-117, between first and third base, will be $30 for the qualifying rounds (the first 14 games) and $35 for the Finals games.

• Ticket prices for Sections 100-106 and 118-124, which are located down the first and third base lines, will be $29 and $34.

• Ticket prices for reserved seating in the upper level and grandstand (200 and 300 levels) will remain unchanged from 2011, selling for $28 each for the first 14 games and $33 each for the Finals games.