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May 16, 2011
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - Penn State Intercollegiate Athletics announced on Monday the full ticket plan and schedule information for this upcoming weekend's NCAA Softball Regional hosted at Nittany Lion Softball Park.
Friday's games, which were already determined following the NCAA Selection Committee's announcement, will commence at 2:30 p.m. with No. 13 seed Oregon taking on Albany. The doubleheader will conclude Friday's action at 5:00 p.m. as Penn State hosts Fordham. The regional will be played in a double elimination format.
Saturday will feature a tripleheader beginning at 2:30 p.m. The two winners from Friday's game meet at 2:30 p.m. in Game 3, before the losers from Friday's games play at 5:00 p.m. The two losers from Games 3 and 4 will play at 7:30 p.m. Sunday's Regional Championship is slated for Noon and if necessary, a follow up game at 2:30 p.m.
Fans can purchase tickets starting Tuesday at the Bryce Jordan Center ticket office during normal business hours (Monday-Thursday, 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.) and until Friday at Noon. Tickets may also be purchased over the phone at (814) 865-5555. Tickets may also be purchased at the Nittany Lion Softball Park one hour prior to the day's game time.
All-session tickets for general admission adults will be $25 with a student/youth price at $15. Groups of 15 or more will be $12 a person. Daily ticket prices will go $10 for general admission adult, $6 general admission student/youth and $5 per person in groups of 15 or more. Groups may contact Joel Diamond at (814) 867-2557 ahead of time.
Penn State is hosting an NCAA Tournament game for the first time since 1983 at its new state-of-the-art Nittany Lion Softball Park. The Nittany Lions (29-22-1, 11-8-1 Big Ten) qualified for its first NCAA Regional since 2007 as an at-large bid and one of three Big Ten squads (Michigan, Indiana).