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Clemson Selected as Host Site for 2011 NCAA Baseball Regional

May 29, 2011

CLEMSON, SC –

Clemson was one of 16 sites selected to host an NCAA Baseball Regional for the 65th-annual Division I Baseball Championship, announced Sunday. The regional will begin at Doug Kingsmore Stadium on Friday. The Tigers will be one of four teams to play in the double-elimination tourney, as the 64-team field will be announced on ESPN on Monday at 12:30 PM.

Clemson was one of five ACC schools chosen to host a regional. The ACC led all conferences in host sites, as no other conference had more than three. The other ACC schools are Florida State, Georgia Tech, North Carolina, and Virginia. Other host schools include Arizona State, Cal State Fullerton, Florida, Oregon State, Rice, South Carolina, Texas, Texas A&M, TCU, UCLA, and Vanderbilt.

This will be the 13th time since 1980 that Clemson plays host to a regional. It will be the first time Clemson plays host to a regional since 2009. It will also be the 11th year Clemson hosts a regional in Jack Leggett’s 18th season as head coach of the Tigers. The Tigers are 41-9 all-time in home NCAA Tournament games, including a 38-7 record under Leggett.

The Tigers will be making their 24th NCAA Tournament in the last 25 years. In 2011, Clemson has a 41-18 overall record and 17-13 ACC regular-season mark.

Pre-ordered tickets can be picked up starting Wednesday at the Clemson Athletic Ticket Office. All fans can purchase ticket books online at ClemsonTigers.com starting today (Sunday) and over the phone starting Monday. The ticket office will accept orders from the general public starting Tuesday at 8:00 AM.

Reserved ticket books will be available for $60. If reserved seating sells out, individual game reserved seats will be available on gameday for $12. If all reserved seats sell out for a particular game, general admission seats will be available for $8.

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