South Carolina To Host 2016 NCAA Baseball Regional
May 29, 2016
Columbia, S.C. — South Carolina has been selected as one of the 16 regional host institutions for the 2016 NCAA Division I Baseball Championship as announced by the NCAA Division I Baseball Committee on Sunday evening. By virtue of being awarded a regional, South Carolina has been selected as an at-large to the 64-team field of the NCAA Baseball Tournament. South Carolina heads into the postseason with a 42-15 record. More information on the 2016 Columbia Regional will be released following the announcement of the 64-team field on Monday afternoon at Noon p.m. ET on ESPNU.
This will be South Carolina’s 31st overall appearance in the NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament. South Carolina won back-to-national championships after winning the College World Series in 2010 and 2011 along with four national runner-up finishes in 1975, 1977, 2002 and 2012. South Carolina has reached 11 College World Series in school history. South Carolina has made 16 trips to the NCAA Tournament in the last 17 years as well.
“We are very excited to again be hosting a regional at Founders Park,” said South Carolina head coach Chad Holbrook. “Our players, coaches and staff have worked hard to earn this opportunity and I’m very proud of their accomplishments to put our program in this position. Hosting a regional in Columbia is special and we look forward to an electric atmosphere at Founders Park and getting a chance to play in front of the Garnet & Black faithful.”
This marks the 17th time in school history that the Gamecocks will host an NCAA Regional in baseball. Since the move to the Regional-Super Regional format in 1999, Carolina has hosted an NCAA Regional 11 times (2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016). South Carolina is 60-10 (.857) in all-time history in NCAA Regional or NCAA Super Regional games at home in Columbia. South Carolina is 18-2 (.900) in postseason history at Founders Park.
A limited number of NCAA Baseball Regional booklets are now available to the general public. A booklet includes tickets for all games in the Regional, which will be held Friday, June 3, through Monday, June 6. Booklets are available for $77 each and are sold on a first-come, first-serve basis. Fans purchasing the booklet will secure their actual seat locations at the time of the purchase.
Single game tickets for Regional games will go on sale Monday, May 30, at 10 a.m. Single game tickets will be sold for $15.
To purchase Regional tickets, visit www.GamecocksOnline.com/tickets, or call 803-777-4274 or 800-4SC-FANS (800-472-3267). NCAA postseason regulations state that every person entering the stadium must have a ticket.
The 16 regional sites, with host institutions and records are as follows:
Baton Rouge, Louisiana – LSU (42-18)
Charlottesville, Virginia – Virginia (37-20)
Clemson, South Carolina – Clemson (42-18)
College Station, Texas – Texas A&M (45-14)
Columbia, South Carolina – South Carolina (42-15)
Coral Gables, Florida – Miami (FL) (45-11)
Fort Worth, Texas – TCU (42-15)
Gainesville, Florida – Florida (47-13)
Lafayette, Louisiana – UL Lafayette (41-19)
Louisville, Kentucky – Louisville (47-12)
Lubbock, Texas – Texas Tech (41-16)
Nashville, Tennessee – Vanderbilt (43-17)
Oxford, Mississippi – Ole Miss (43-17)
Raleigh, North Carolina – North Carolina State (35-20)
Starkville, Mississippi – Mississippi State (41-16)
Tallahassee, Florida – Florida State (37-20)