PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The BIG EAST and the Clearwater Threshers have announced that tickets for the 2012 BIG EAST Baseball Championship are now available for purchase.
Ticket information is available online at www.BigEastBaseball.com.
The BIG EAST Championship returns to Clearwater for the sixth time in the last seven years in 2012. This year's championship will take place May 23-27 at Bright House Field - the spring training home of the Philadelphia Phillies and a facility that is generally regarded as one of the finest minor league sites in the nation.
All-session tournament passes are available for $32 for adults and $16 for students, active members of the military, children under 13 and senior citizens.
Single-session tickets are available for $8 for adults and $6 for students, active members of the military, children under 13 and senior citizens. Children who are 4 or younger will be admitted free.
While the championship formally begins Wednesday, May 23, fans are invited to enjoy the tournament's opening ceremonies and Home Run Derby Tuesday, May 22. The event will feature the introduction of the eight participating teams, announcement of the All-BIG EAST teams and postseason award-winners, live musical entertainment, autograph sessions, a fireworks display and the annual Home Run Derby, which has quickly become a crowd favorite. Admission to the opening ceremonies and Home Run Derby is free of charge, with gates opening at 6 p.m. ET.
Fans attending the championship game of the tournament Sunday, May 27, will be eligible to receive any of a number of fan giveaways. Among the items to be presented are suite tickets for Tampa Bay Rays and Clearwater Threshers baseball games, hotel stays at the Hyatt Regency, Sandpearl Resort and Sheraton Sand Key, a one-year Bright House Networks bundle pack, gift cards to the Baystar Restaurant Group, a Clearwater Marine Aquarium experience, and Jazz Holiday VIP passes, including tickets and parking.