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Tech to Host NCAA Baseball Regional

May 28, 2006

ATLANTA– Georgia Tech has been selected to host one of 16 regional tournaments this weekend in the opening round of the NCAA Baseball Championship. The 2006 NCAA Atlanta Regional will be held Friday through Monday, June 2-5, at Russ Chandler Stadium on the Tech campus.

The 64-team NCAA field, including the three other teams that will join Tech in the NCAA Atlanta Regional, will be announced Monday at 12:30 p.m. ET, live on ESPN.

Game times and possible television coverage for the NCAA Atlanta Regional will be determined Monday afternoon by the NCAA.

Tournament ticket books for the NCAA Atlanta Regional are on sale now at www.ramblinwreck.com, and can be also purchased in person at the Georgia Tech Office, Tuesday through Thursday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., or at the gate, beginning Friday, 90 minutes prior to the start of the first game.

Tournament books, including tickets for all seven sessions, are priced at $84 for a reserved chairback seat $70 for a reserved bench seat between first and third base, and $56 for a general admission bleacher seat. Single-game tickets, which are available only on the day of the game, are priced at $12 for a a reserved chairback seat, $10 for a reserved bench seat between first and third base, $8 for a general admission bleacher seat, and $6 for a general admission student ticket.

The winner of the NCAA Atlanta Regional advances to one of eight NCAA Super Regionals, scheduled for June 10-12 or 11-13 on campus sites.

Georgia Tech, ranked in the Top 10 in all the major polls, enters the NCAA Regionals with a record of 45-16. The Yellow Jackets advanced to the semifinals of the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament before falling to top-ranked Clemson late Saturday night.

Along with Georgia Tech, 2006 NCAA Regionals will also be hosted by Alabama, Arkansas, Cal State Fullerton, Clemson, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Nebraska, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon State, Pepperdine, Rice, Texas and Virginia.

Tech’s Russ Chandler Stadium, which was rebuilt in 2002 and now seats 4,157, is hosting an NCAA Regional for the fifth straight year and the eighth time since 1987. Tech has hosted a total of 11 NCAA events, including Super Regionals in 2000, 2002, 2004 and 2005.

TOURNAMENT SCHEDULEAll Game Times will be announced by the NCAA MondayFriday, June 2Game 1, No. 1 seed vs. No. 4 seed, Time TBAGame 2, No. 2 seed vs. No. 3 seed, Time TBA

Saturday, June 3 Game 3, Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2, Time TBA Game 4, Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game, Time TBA

Sunday, June 4 Game 5, Winner Game 3 vs. Loser Game 4, Time TBA Game 6, Winner Game 4 vs. Winner Game 5 (first possible championship game), Time TBA

Monday, June 5 (If necessary) Game 7, Same teams, if necessary, Time TBA

TICKETS Tournament Books, Reserved Chairback Seat, $84 Tournament Books, Reserved Bench Seat, $70 Tournament Books, General Admission, $56 Single Game, Reserved Chairback Seat, $12 Single Game, Reserved Bench Seat, $10 Single Game, General Admission, $8 Single Game, Student General Admission, $6

Tournament books only are available for advance purchase and are on sale now, on-line at www.ramblinwreck.com or at the Georgia Tech Ticket Office (1.888.TECH.TIX).

Tickets ordered on-line or by phone can picked up at the Georgia Tech Ticket Office on Thursday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., or at the Russ Chandler Stadium Will Call (Gate 3, Third Base Side) Friday beginning 90 minutes prior to the start of the first game.

All single-game tickets, if available, must be purchased on the day of the game at the Russ Chandler Stadium ticket booth (cash only). Single-game tickets for both Friday sessions will go on sale beginning 90 minutes prior to the start of the first game. Single-game tickets for Saturday through Monday will go on sale at the gate 90 minutes prior to each game.

RECOMMENDED PARKING

Georgia Tech Campus Parking Map Parking for the NCAA Atlanta Regional is free of charge and is available in the following areas:

Alexander Memorial Coliseum (8th Street off Fowler Street)O'Keefe Parking Lot (6th Street off Fowler Street)Peter's Parking Deck (Fowler Street at 4th Street)Architecture Lot (4th Street)

DIRECTIONS TO RUSS CHANDLER STADIUM AND RECOMMENDED PARKING Russ Chandler Stadium is located on the Georgia Tech campus at the intersection of Fowler Street and Fifth Street.

From North of Atlanta:Travelling south on I-75 or I-85, exit at 17th Street/14th Street/10th Street.Continue to 10th Street and turn right (west) on 10th Street. At the first traffic light, turn left onto Fowler Street.To reach Russ Chandler Stadium: Continue on Fowler Street to the first traffic light,and the stadium is on the right, at the intersection of Fowler and Fifth Street.To reach AMC Lot: From Fowler Street, turn left onto 8th Street and proceed to AMC LotTo reach O'Keefe Lot: From Fowler Street, turn left onto 6th Street.Entrance to O'Keefe Lot is on the left.To reach Peter's Parking Deck: Continue on Fowler Street through one traffic light(going past Russ Chandler Stadium) and proceed to Peter's Parking Deck.To reach Architecture Lot: Continue on Fowler Street through one traffic light(going past Russ Chandler Stadium), turn right onto 4th Street, and Architecture Lot will be on right.From South of Atlanta/Airport/Downtown:Travelling north on I-75 or I-85, exit at 10th Street and turn left onto 10th Street.Cross the interstate, and at the second traffic light, turn left onto Fowler Street.To reach Russ Chandler Stadium: Continue on Fowler Street to the first traffic light,and the stadium is on the right, at the intersection of Fowler and Fifth Street.To reach AMC Lot: From Fowler Street, turn left onto 8th Street and proceed to AMC LotTo reach O'Keefe Lot: From Fowler Street, turn left onto 6th Street.Entrance to O'Keefe Lot is on the left.To reach Peter's Parking Deck: Continue on Fowler Street through one traffic light(going past Russ Chandler Stadium) and proceed to Peter's Parking Deck.To reach Architecture Lot: Continue on Fowler Street through one traffic light(going past Russ Chandler Stadium), turn right onto 4th Street, and Architecture Lot will be on right.

From East or West of Atlanta Take I-20 East or West to Atlanta. From I-20, go North on I-75/85. Exit at 10th Street and turn left onto 10th Street. Cross the interstate, and at the second traffic light, turn left onto Fowler Street. To reach Russ Chandler Stadium: Continue on Fowler Street to the first traffic light, and the stadium is on the right, at the intersection of Fowler and Fifth Street. To reach AMC Lot: From Fowler Street, turn left onto 8th Street and proceed to AMC Lot To reach O’Keefe Lot: From Fowler Street, turn left onto 6th Street. Entrance to O’Keefe Lot is on the left. To reach Peter’s Parking Deck: Continue on Fowler Street through one traffic light (going past Russ Chandler Stadium) and proceed to Peter’s Parking Deck. To reach Architecture Lot: Continue on Fowler Street through one traffic light (going past Russ Chandler Stadium), turn right onto 4th Street, and Architecture Lot will be on right.

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