May 5, 2010
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Single-game tickets to the 2010 Big Ten Baseball Tournament to be held May 26-29 at Bill Davis Stadium in Columbus, Ohio, will go on sale Monday, May 10, the Big Ten Conference and Greater Columbus Sports Commission announced today.
Tickets to the individual games are $10 each, plus service charges, and are available at www.ticketmaster.com. All single-game tickets are general admission.
All-Tournament passes and group tickets to the 2010 Big Ten Baseball Tournament are also available. All-Tournament passes are $100 each. Group tickets (minimum 20) are available for $7 per ticket. All-Tournament and group tickets are available at www.ColumbusSports.org or www.bigten.org.
The Big Ten Conference, the Greater Columbus Sports Commission and the Columbus Clippers will host the tournament in Columbus for the second straight year as a neutral-site event. The tournament was held at Huntington Park in Columbus in 2009, marking the conference’s first neutral-site baseball tournament since 1994. The tournament will return to Huntington Park, home of the Triple-A Columbus Clippers, in 2011 and 2012. The 2009 event drew more than 12,000 fans, marking the tournament’s largest total attendance in at least the past decade.
The tournament bracket is set to be announced on the evening of Saturday, May 22, which is the final scheduled day of regular-season competition. The Big Ten Baseball Tournament is a double-elimination event that awards byes to the top two teams. The tournament field is comprised of the top six finishers in the conference’s regular-season standings. The Big Ten Champion is the winner of the regular season, while the Big Ten Tournament Champion receives the conference’s automatic bid to the NCAA Championship.
Entering this weekend, the conference race remains one of the closest in the nation, with all 10 teams still in the hunt for a spot in the 2010 Big Ten Baseball Tournament field. With three weekends left to play in the regular season, just three games separate the top and bottom teams in the standings.
The Big Ten Conference is an association of 11 world-class universities whose member institutions share a common mission of research, graduate, professional and undergraduate teaching and public service. Founded in 1896, the Big Ten has sustained a comprehensive set of shared practices and policies that enforce the priority of academics in student-athletes’ lives and emphasize the values of integrity, fairness and competitiveness. Big Ten universities provide in excess of $100 million in athletic scholarship aid to more than 8,500 men and women student-athletes who compete for 25 championships, 12 for men and 13 for women. Conference institutions sponsor broad-based athletic programs with more than 270 teams. For more information, visit www.bigten.org.
The Greater Columbus Sports Commission was founded in June 2002 to attract professional, amateur, collegiate and youth sporting events to Columbus. Since its inception, the Sports Commission has attracted more than 90 events that have generated more than $95 million in visitor spending. For more information, visit www.ColumbusSports.org.