May 11, 2009
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Single-game tickets to the 2009 Big Ten Baseball Tournament to be held May 20-23 at Huntington park in Columbus, Ohio, are now on sale, the Big Ten Conference and Greater Columbus Sports Commission announced today.
Tickets to the 11 separate games are $10 each, plus service charges, and available at www.ticketmaster.com. All single-game tickets are general admission.
All-Tournament passes and group tickets to the 2009 Big Ten Baseball Tournament are also available. All-Tournament passes to the event’s 11 games cost $100 each. Group tickets (minimum 20) are available for $7 per ticket. All tickets are available at www.ColumbusSports.org or www.bigten.org.
Illinois, Indiana, Michigan State, Minnesota and Ohio State have secured spots in the tournament, which will feature the top six finishers in the conference’s regular-season standings. The regular season is scheduled to end Saturday, May 16, with the tournament schedule announced following the conclusion of the last conference game.
The Big Ten Conference and Greater Columbus Sports Commission announced in December that Huntington Park, the home of the Triple-A Columbus Clippers, will serve as the host site for the 2009 Big Ten Baseball Tournament. The event will mark the Big Ten’s first neutral-site baseball tournament since 1994. The event will be hosted by the Greater Columbus Sports Commission and Columbus Clippers.
Huntington Park opened on April 18 as the home of the Columbus Clippers, the Triple-A affiliate of the Cleveland Indians. The 2009 Big Ten Baseball Tournament will be the first special event held in the new ballpark, located in the Arena District in downtown Columbus.
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.