North Carolina Named NCAA Regional Host

North Carolina Named NCAA Regional Host

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - North Carolina claimed its sixth ACC Tournament title and first since 2007 and as a result was rewarded with one of 16 NCAA Regional host sites for the 2013 NCAA Baseball Championship, the NCAA announced Sunday.

The Tar Heels (52-8) will host a regional for the eighth time in school history and seventh time in the last eight years. They will find out who will join them at Boshamer Stadium next weekend when the 64-team field is announced on ESPNU's selection show at 12 p.m. on Monday.

Play begins Friday, May 31, and runs through Sunday, June 2. A seventh game will be played Monday, June 3, if needed.

The priority deadline to request tickets is Wednesday, May 29 at 12:00 p.m. for certain groups which include active Rams Club members, season and mini-season ticket holders, members of the Diamond Heels, as well as UNC Students and Faculty Staff.

If individual game tickets remain, they will go on sale Thursday at 6 p.m. on
To inquire about your eligibility to request tickets during the priority period please contact the UNC Ticket Office at 800-722-4335.

A complete schedule for the NCAA Chapel Hill Regional will be announced Monday.

Carolina was 35-5 in the friendly confines of Boshamer Stadium this season, including wins in 15 of its last 18 close the season. Since 2006, the Tar Heels are 17-2 in regional play as the host institution.

The 16 NCAA Regional host sites are as follows:
Baton Rouge, Louisiana - LSU (52-9)
Blacksburg, Virginia - Virginia Tech (38-20)
Bloomington, Indnana - Indiana (43-14)
Chapel Hill, North Carolina - North Carolina (52-8)
Charlottesville, Virginia - Virginia (47-10)
Columbia, South Carolina - South Carolina (39-18)
Corvallis, Oregon - Oregon State (45-10)
Eugene, Oregon - Oregon  (45-14)
Fullerton, California - Cal State Fullerton (48-8)
Los Angeles, California - UCLA (38-17)
Louisville, Kentucky - Louisville (46-12)
Manhattan, Kansas - Kansas State (41-17)
Nashville, Tennessee - Vanderbilt (51-9)
Raleigh, North Carolina - NC State (44-14)
Starkville, Mississippi - Mississippi State (43-17)
Tallahassee, Florida - Florida State (44-15)