For the fourth consecutive season and the sixth time in eight years, Jim Patterson Stadium will serve as a host site for the opening weekend of postseason baseball as the University of Louisville was selected by the NCAA Division I Selection Committee as one of 16 regional hosts for the 2016 NCAA Baseball Championship.
Along with the 2016 NCAA Regional, scheduled to begin Friday, the Cardinals (47-12) also hosted the regional round of the NCAA Championship in 2009, 2010, 2013, 2014 and 2015 while also hosting NCAA Super Regional series in 2007, 2014 and 2015. Louisville is one of just four schools to host an NCAA Regional in each of the last four years. Overall, the Cardinals are making their ninth NCAA postseason appearance in the last 10 seasons and the program’s 10th NCAA appearance overall.
The field of 64 teams and regional pairings for the 2016 NCAA Division I Baseball Championship, including the three teams that will join the Cardinals at the Louisville Regional on June 3-6, will be announced live on ESPNU on Monday at noon ET. Game times for the Louisville Regional will be announced on Monday afternoon after the matchups have been released by the NCAA.
All-session tickets for the 2016 NCAA Regional in Louisville can be purchased online at GoCards.com. Tickets will also be available for purchase by phone (502-GO-CARDS) or in person through the Louisville Cardinals Ticket Office at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium startingTuesday at 9 a.m., ET. All-session tickets for the four-team, double-elimination regional are $70 for reserved chairback seats and $45 for college students (with ID).
Fans are encouraged to purchase and pick up tickets in advance or print their tickets at home to avoid long will call lines on game day. Tickets can be picked up at the Louisville Cardinals Ticket Office, located at Gate 2 of Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium. No tickets will be mailed. Single session tickets, including reserved chairback and general admission berm seating, will go on sale Thursday, June 2 at 9 a.m., ET online at GoCards.com or at the Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium Ticket Office. Tickets will also be available at Jim Patterson Stadium starting on Friday, June 3 at noon ET.
Since opening the gates at Jim Patterson Stadium in 2005, the Cardinals have won more than 77 percent of their games in the ballpark posting a 310-91 record (.773 winning percentage), including an impressive 33-1 mark this season at the corner of Third and Central. Louisville is 19-6 all-time in regional and super regional games at Jim Patterson Stadium.
The third-ranked Louisville baseball team will enter the 2016 NCAA Championship with a 47-12 overall after finishing 1-2 at the ACC Championship. The Cardinals won their second straight ACC Atlantic Division title and their fifth straight regular season conference championship after finishing with a 22-8 league record. Louisville also matched the school record for regular season wins with 46 equaling the total achieved in 2010 and 2013.
2016 NCAA Regional – Louisville, Ky. – Ticket Information
- On sale now by ordering online at GoCards.com
- Available in-person or by phone starting Tuesday 9 a.m. ET
- Reserved Chairback: $70
- College Student (with ID): $45
- On sale starting Thursday 9 a.m. ET
- Available online at GoCards.com or in-person (no phone orders) at Louisville Cardinals Ticket Office at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium
- Tickets will be available at Jim Patterson Stadium starting Friday at noon ET
- Reserved Chairback: $15
- Berm/General Admission: $10
- College Student (with ID): $5
2016 NCAA Baseball Regional Host Sites
- 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)