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COLLEGE BASEBALL: UF, FSU, Miami Selected to Host NCAA Baseball Regionals

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The NCAA Division I Baseball Committee announced 16 regional sites for the 69th annual NCAA Division I Baseball Championship. Florida State University was selected as a regional host for the 32nd time in school history. The four-team regional will begin on Friday, May 29 on Mike Martin Field at Dick Howser Stadium.

The 16 regional sites, with host institutions and records are as follows: Baton Rouge, Louisiana – LSU (48-10); Champaign, Illinois – Illinois (47-8-1); College Station, Texas – Texas A&M (45-11); Coral Gables, Florida – Miami (Fla.) (44-14); Dallas, Texas – Dallas Baptist (43-13); Fort Worth, Texas – TCU (43-11); Fullerton, California – Cal State Fullerton (34-22); Gainesville, Florida – Florida (43-16); Houston, Texas – Houston (42-18); Lake Elsinore, California – UC Santa Barbara (40-15-1); Los Angeles, California – UCLA (42-14); Louisville, Kentucky – Louisville (43-16); Nashville, Tennessee – Vanderbilt (42-18); Springfield, Missouri – Missouri State (45-10); Stillwater, Oklahoma – Oklahoma State (37-18); Tallahassee, Florida – Florida State (41-19).

By virtue of being awarded a regional, all 16 host institutions have also been selected to the 64-team field. Each regional field features four teams, playing in a double-elimination format. 

All 16 regionals will be played from Friday, May 29 to Monday, June 1.

Three institutions are hosting for the 20th time or more as Florida State leads the list of schools with 32, Miami (Florida) with 26 and LSU with 23. Florida is hosting for the 13th time, while Cal State Fullerton and Oklahoma State are hosting for the 12th time since the NCAA went to the regional format in 1975.

Texas A&M is hosting for the 10th time, while UCLA is hosting a regional for the sixth time. Hosting for the fifth time include Louisville, TCU and Vanderbilt, with Houston hosting for the third time.

Rounding out the list and hosting for the first time are Dallas Baptist, Illinois, Missouri State and UC Santa Barbara.

The regional hosted by UC Santa Barbara will be played at The Diamond in Lake Elsinore, California. Eight institutions [Florida, Florida State, LSU, Louisville, Miami (Fla.), Oklahoma State, TCU and Vanderbilt] also hosted in 2014.

There are 31 Division I conferences which will receive an automatic berth in the field of 64, along with 33 at-large selections. The 69th Men’s College World Series begins play Saturday, June 13, at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha in Omaha, Nebraska.

Regional tournament passes begin at $55 for reserved seats and $40 for general admission seats. Individual game tickets will go on-sale beginning Friday, May 29. Individual game prices are $18 for reserved (if available) and $12 for adult general admission and $8 for youth general admission (ages 5-18). Children aged 4 and under are free with a paying adult.

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