The West Virginia University baseball team is about to do something no other Mountaineer team has ever done.
WVU is one of the top 16 seeds in this year’s NCAA tournament, and for the first time in program history, the Mountaineers will serve as one of the regional host sites.
The Mountaineers (37-20) are in the 64-team NCAA tournament for the second time in the last three seasons and 13th time overall, but this will be the first time there have been regional round games in Morgantown. The only other NCAA baseball tournament games West Virginia has hosted came in 1955 when the Mountaineers played Wake Forest in what was called the district round at the time. Under the current NCAA tournament format, this is uncharted territory for WVU.
West Virginia finished as the runner-up in the Big 12 tournament Sunday, falling to Oklahoma State in the title game after eliminating top-seed Texas Tech on Saturday in the semifinal round.
Only the NCAA tournament host sites were announced Sunday. WVU is one of three Big 12 teams, along with Oklahoma State and Texas Tech, selected to host this week. The seeding and remainder of the field, including what teams will be making the trip to Monongalia County Ballpark this week, will be announced on Monday’s selection show (ESPNU, noon).
The NCAA Morgantown Regional will take place from Friday, May 31 through Monday, June 3, at Monongalia County Ballpark.
“We are super excited to host an NCAA Regional and welcome everyone to Morgantown,” WVU coach Randy Mazey said in a release from the school. “This is a great opportunity for our program and all of Mountaineer Nation, and I know our team can’t wait to play in front of a packed Monongalia County Ballpark on Friday night.”
All 2019 WVU baseball season ticket holders and active Mountaineer Athletic Club members from the 2018-19 season can log into their accounts at WVUGAME.com to request priority all-session tickets for the regional. WVU baseball season ticket holders will be able to request their same regular-season seats and request additional all-session tickets through the priority request form.
The Mountaineer Ticket Office will be open from 2 p.m. through 6 p.m. on Monday to take priority all-session requests over the phone. WVU baseball season ticket holders and active MAC members may request all-session tickets by calling 1-800-WVU GAME during these hours Monday afternoon. Sales over the phone will continue at 9 a.m. Tuesday as well.
The priority deadline to request tickets for season ticket holders and MAC members is Tuesday, May 28, at noon.
All-session tickets will include a ticket for each of the seven games that could potentially be played as part of the Morgantown Regional. Six games are guaranteed, two each Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with a seventh game on Monday if necessary. The ballpark will be cleared at the end of each game, and a separate ticket is required for admission to each game.
All priority ticket requests will be allocated based on availability with the best available price point based on MAC annual giving level and priority points within each giving level. If the price point you request is not available, your request will be filled with the best available price point. Requests are not guaranteed, and fans will only be charged for their ticket request if the order can be filled. An email confirmation will be sent Tuesday afternoon once all priority requests are evaluated.
All-session tickets will be e-mailed to the e-mail address provided on each account and fans should print their tickets at home for entry at the Monongalia County Ballpark gates.
Based on availability, all-session tickets will go on sale to the public through the Mountaineer Ticket Office at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, May 28.
If available, information regarding single-game ticket availability will be announced on Wednesday, May 29.
For more information on NCAA Morgantown Regional tickets, visit WVUGAME.com.