Fla. Atlantic, Florida to play in Jupiter
Florida Atlantic University Athletcis
BOCA RATON, Fla. -- Florida Atlantic University and the University of Florida will play at 6:30 p.m. ET Feb. 22 at Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter, Fla. Both nationally ranked teams are coming off league championship and postseason appearances from last season.
Tickets for the game will range from $5 for grass area seating to $17 for field box seats behind home plate. Fans also can purchase $20 all-you-can-eat buffet dinner at the stadium’s party deck.
“We are excited about playing in such a beautiful venue against such a quality opponent,” FAU head baseball coach John McCormack said. “It will give Owl fans that live in the north part of Palm Beach County an opportunity to come and see us play.”
The Owls earned their first Sun Belt Conference championship and advanced to the championship game of last year’s NCAA Division I regional tournament. McCormack’s team, 37-24 a year ago, is ranked No. 36 in Collegiate Baseball’s preseason poll. The team returns eight position players and two members of the starting rotation, including preseason All-American outfield/relief pitcher Andy Mee.
Meanwhile, Florida is ranked second in the preseason after winning its first Southeastern Conference title since 2005, advancing to the 2010 NCAA College World Series and posting a 47-17 record. The Gators, which eliminated FAU from last year’s Gainesville regional, return eight position players and 11 pitchers.
Roger Dean Stadium is a $28-million spring training complex for the St. Louis Cardinals and the Florida Marlins, and is the home field during the summer for the Palm Beach Cardinals and Jupiter Hammerheads minor league teams in the Class A-Advanced Florida State League. The stadium seats 6,600 and features field box, loge box, bleacher, party deck, grass berm and luxury skybox seating.
To purchase tickets and view prices by section, visit the FAU ticket office website at www.fausports.com, or call 1-866-FAU-OWLS. Tickets also will be made available at Roger Dean Stadium or at www.ticketmaster.com.