For the 12th time, the NCAA selected Mississippi State’s Dudy Noble Field as host of an NCAA Baseball Championship Regional, the selection committee announced tonight.
The regional will begin on Friday, May 31 with opening-round games at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday will also feature 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. first pitches, with an if-necessary game to be played on Monday at 7 p.m. (All times are subject to change based on NCAA and television decisions.)
Participating teams, as well as seeding, will be announced tomorrow at 11 a.m. on ESPNU.
The 2013 Diamond Dawgs finished the regular season with a 43-17 overall record, including a 23-2 mark against non-conference competition. State closed the season with wins in seven of its last nine contests, including a 3-1 mark at last week’s Southeastern Conference Tournament.
"Our fans have consistently made Dudy Noble Field the premier college baseball destination in the country and it's great to bring an NCAA Regional back to them," head coach John Cohen said. "The kids on this team have fought all year and this is a great opportunity to start a new season in front of the nation's best college baseball fans."
Mississippi State has previously hosted 11 NCAA Baseball Regionals, with the last coming in 2003. Dudy Noble Field also was home to Mississippi State’s 2007 NCAA Super Regional victory over Clemson. The Bulldogs have advanced six of the 12 times when hosting postseason rounds.
TICKETS, WILL CALL AND PARKING INFORMATION
Reserved - $90
General Admission - $50
Single Game Ticket (Available on Friday, May 31 at Noon at Dudy Noble Field)
Reserved - $15
General Admission - $10
MISSISSIPPI STATE RESERVED SEAT SEASON TICKET HOLDERS – The Mississippi State Ticket Office will be accepting online ticket orders from CURRENT reserved seat season ticket holders for the 2013 NCAA Starkville Regional Baseball Tournament beginning Sunday night, May 26, at 9 p.m. at www.HailState.com/tickets. Season ticket holders must login to their DogTag to order. The MSU Ticket Office will be closed Monday, May 27, in observance of Memorial Day but will be accepting telephone reserved season ticket holder renewal orders and online reserved season ticket holder renewal orders. The ticket office will resume normal office activities at 8 a.m., Tuesday, May 28. The ticket office will accept season ticket renewal orders in-person also starting Tuesday. Deadline for current reserved seat holders will be 5 p.m. Tuesday.
All tickets will be available at will call beginning Thursday. See will call information below.
GENERAL ADMISSION SEASON TICKET HOLDERS – General admission season ticket holders wishing to try to purchase reserved seats should wait until Wednesday to purchase reserved all session tickets. At this time any remaining reserved seats will be on sale. General admission season ticket holders purchasing general admission booklets may do so by phone Tuesday starting at 8 am or wait until Wednesday and you may purchase online at www.HailState.com/tickets.
GENERAL PUBLIC TICKET SALES – Beginning Wednesday, May 29, at 8 a.m. all fans can order all tournament tickets using the following methods:
* Order online at www.HailState.com/tickets
* Order by calling the Athletic Ticket Office at 888.GO.DAWGS or (662) 325-2600.
2013 NCAA Starkville Regional Baseball Tournament tickets can be picked up at the MSU Ticket Office at the Bryan Athletic Administration Building starting on Thursday at 8 a.m. or at Dudy Noble Field on Friday.
MISSISSIPPI STATE STUDENTS – Student single-game, general admission tickets will be available at the MSU Athletic Ticket Office for $5 with valid student ID beginning Wednesday at 8 a.m. Students must purchase tickets in person to receive the student rate.
OPPONENT TICKETS – Each participating institution is guaranteed a minimum of 200 tickets. Please contact the participating institution ticket office for information.
WILL CALL LOCATIONS
Thursday, May 30th: Bryan Building Ticket Office 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Friday, May 31st: Right Field Access Gate (Tent on Lakeview Drive by Coliseum Access Road) beginning 9 a.m.
Baseball season ticket holders who have a season parking pass will use the same pass issued for the 2013 season. Lot A passes, Skybox passes, and IN/OUT passes will be honored. No additional parking passes will be on sale as all remaining lots around Dudy Noble Field are free of charge.
RV season parking holders will also use their same pass for the weekend. Season RV passes will use Lot 38.
RV Lot 34 will be available for use and spaces maybe purchased through the MSU Ticket Office for $100 per space for the weekend. Please contact 662-325-2600 to purchase.
NCAA SECURITY POLICY (INCLUDING ARTIFICIAL NOISEMAKERS AND ALCOHOL)
The 2013 NCAA Baseball Championship is an NCAA event, hosted by Mississippi State University. As such, Mississippi State must comply with NCAA rules and regulations set forth for host institutions. Additional security measures from regular season games will be in place.
The NCAA Division I Baseball Committee states “Artificial noisemakers (air horns, cowbells, electronic instruments, etc.) are not permissible.”
It further says “no alcoholic beverages shall be delivered, sold or dispensed for public consumption anywhere in the competition venue, nor shall any such beverages be brought to the site during the championship (i.e., during the period from the time access is available to spectators until all patrons have left the stadium.”
As such, all bags and coolers brought to Dudy Noble Stadium are subject to search.
[Media Note: The Starkville Regional logo is attached to this announcement. Further information – including credential and parking applications - will be forthcoming.]