Georgia Tech Selected to Host NCAA Baseball Regional

May 29, 2011

ATLANTA – Georgia Tech has been selected as one of 16 NCAA Baseball Tournament regional sites, the NCAA announced Sunday afternoon.

The four-team field for the Atlanta Regional, which will be played at Tech’s Russ Chandler Stadium, will be announced Monday at 12:30 p.m. on ESPN. 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.

Georgia Tech, 40-19 after going 1-2 in the ACC Tournament earlier this week, will make its 25th NCAA Tournament appearance in the last 27 years and its 27th NCAA appearance overall.

Russ Chandler Stadium will host a regional for the ninth time in the last 12 years. Georgia Tech will host NCAA postseason play for the 12th time overall, and ninth time under head coach Danny Hall.

The Yellow Jackets will host a regional for the third straight year, losing last year to Alabama in the championship round. Five times Tech has won a regional that it has hosted, advancing to a Super Regional. Twice – in 2002 and 2006 – the Yellow Jackets went on to the College World Series after hosting a regional.

Tech is 26-17 all-time when hosting a regional, and the Yellow Jackets are 61-53 all-time in NCAA Tournament play overall.

Georgia Tech is one of five ACC school’s awarded regional sites, joining Clemson, Florida State, North Carolina and Virginia. The ACC led all conferences with the five host selections.

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)

Ticket Information
• Current Georgia Tech baseball season ticket holders will have the opportunity to purchase their same seats on Tuesday, May 31 (from 8:30am – 5:00pm).
• The ticket office will be closed on Monday in observance of Memorial Day and will re-open on Tuesday at 8:30am.
• Season ticket holders should purchase via the telephone at 404-894-5447 or 888-TECH-TIX; season ticket locations will not be available via the internet.
• Season ticket locations not purchased by 5:00pm on Tuesday will go on sale to the general public on Wednesday.
• All-Session tickets may also be purchased by the general public beginning Tuesday, May 31 at 8:30am at www.ramblinwreck.com/tickets, in person at the Georgia Tech Athletic Ticket Office or over the telephone at 404-894-5447 or 888-TECH-TIX.
• All-session reserved chairbacks are $72; all-session reserved benches are $60. Single session tickets will not be available until Thursday, June 2.

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