Approximately 1,000 seats remain for each game of this weekend’s NCAA baseball regional at Baggett Stadium, where Cal Poly officials expect the Mustangs’ game Friday against Sacramento State to sell out in advance.
Single-game tickets go on sale for the first time this morning at 9, a week after the presale for all-session passes began for the four-team double-elimination tournament, which also features Arizona State and Pepperdine.
Maria Chavez, Cal Poly’s ticket operations manager, said the university has sold about 1,600 all-session passes, which allow access to every game in the regional, and Chavez expects those passes to be put to good use.
“These fans,” Chavez said, “they’ve got such a drive to be here and support the team that I would imagine that a lot of them will show up to the non-Cal Poly games, just to see what Cal Poly’s up against.”
In addition to the 200 seats reserved for each of the visiting teams and the passes held for Mustangs players and coaches, about two-thirds of the stadium had been sold when the ticket office closed Wednesday. Newly installed bleachers have increased the seating capacity at Baggett to 3,042, Chavez said.
Arizona State and Pepperdine will open the regional at 1 p.m. Friday. Cal Poly will play Sacramento State at 6. The losers of each game will face off at 1 p.m. Saturday, and the winners will play at 6.
Those interested in single-game tickets will have to wait until Friday’s games conclude to learn the next day’s matchups, then do the same Saturday to learn Sunday’s matchup.
Unlike regular-season games, Cal Poly students will have to buy tickets but can get seats at discounted rates. There will be no standing room tickets sold, and Krukow’s Klubhouse will not be in operation.
Those still in search of tickets can visit GoPoly.com or call 756-4TIX today, when both all-session and single-game tickets will be available, but come Friday, tickets will only be sold at the Baggett Stadium box office.
Only general admission bleacher seats remain, but premium chair-back seats could become available if any of the visiting teams return unsold portions.
Chavez said early indications are that Sacramento State will not be returning any tickets for what will be the Hornets’ first regional appearance. Arizona State also traditionally travels well. Pepperdine, she said, projected it could possibly return somewhere in the neighborhood of 100 seats for Friday’s games, but there are no guarantees.
Visiting teams are required to forfeit unsold seats for Friday’s games by 10 that morning. To snag any of the returned chair-back seats, spectators will have to purchase them at the stadium Friday, and Chavez advised getting there early.
All-session passes cost $60 for adults and $40 for seniors and youth ages 2-13. Children under 2 are free.
Chair-back seats, if available, will only be sold for single-games and go for a flat cost of $20. Single-game general admission tickets are $15 for adults and $13 for seniors, youth and Cal Poly students with IDs.