In a make-or-break year for UK Baseball Head Coach Nick Mingione, his program sure has found a way to 'make' it entirely. After an extremely hot start to the season, owning a 17-game winning streak and even a top-ten national ranking at one point, the Cats still went on to win plenty of more ball games which now have them sitting at a present day record of 36-18 against the nation's most difficult schedule.
The excitement has continued as on Sunday night the school was informed by the NCAA Selection Committee that they will be a "host school." The Wildcats were 1 of 16 schools chosen for the hosting, and the quick reaction online seems to be very happy about the news. The 'Lexington Regionals' will take place from June 2-5 and the game times and participants will be announced on Monday at noon ET on ESPN2’s selection show.
According to UK, this will be the third time in program history it has been selected as a host and the first time at Kentucky Proud Park. UK also hosted in 2006 and 2017, advancing to the Super Regional round in Nick Mingione’s first season in 2017.
Lexington Regional Ticket Information:
Press Release: All-session tickets will go on sale to the general public on Tuesday, May 30 at 9 a.m. ET. All-session tickets include admission for all six/seven games of the regional tournament. Each session consists of a single game, and the stadium will be cleared between each game. Fans are encouraged to purchase all-session tickets to secure the best seat locations, as all chairbacks will be reserved. Based on availability, single game tickets will go on sale Thursday, June 1 at 9 a.m. ET.
Tickets may be purchased online at UKBaseballTix.com or by calling the UK Ticket Office at (800) 928-2287, option 4. The Joe Craft Center ticket office will be open this week Tuesday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET. If tickets remain, they will also be sold on-site at Kentucky Proud Park beginning two hours prior to the first game each day.
All-Session Reserved Seats (Sections 101-111) $90
All-Session General Admission* $60
Single-Session Reserved Seats $15, based on availability
Single-Session General Admission* $10, based on availability
*For the regional, General Admission areas will include the right and left field terraces, grass berms, and outfield standing room areas. These spaces are first-come, first-serve and do not contain any fixed seats. Fans are welcome to bring their own lawn chairs and/or blankets into the stadium for these areas. Gates will open 90 minutes prior to first pitch.