Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Baseball: L.A. Regional tickets a hot commodity
By Blair Angulo
The Associated Press
The LSU Tigers are coming to Los Angeles and reportedly bringing all of Baton Rouge with them.
According to UCLA's Central Ticket Office, tickets to this weekend's Los Angeles Regional have been selling quickly. The tickets were made available at 10 a.m. PT Monday morning, and as 2 p.m., only about 100 general admission tickets and just a "handful" of full-session reserve seats remained.
The alarming thing for UCLA? A large chunk of the ticket sales have gone to fans of Louisiana State -- this according to UCLA's CTO.
UCLA added around 650 seats during the season to increase its chances of being selected as a regional host. UCLA was awarded that thanks to a 43-13 regular season. The Bruins were also awarded with toughest on-field group (LSU and UC Irvine are also ranked in the latest poll), but will those extra seats -- perhaps filled by opposing fans -- serve as an disadvantage this weekend?
Coach John Savage said he did not know if the school intended on installing more seats when asked Monday morning.
The Bruins, who earned the nation's No. 6 seeding and are hosting for the first time since 1986, begin play Friday night against Kent State. LSU and UC Irvine kick off the four-team mini tournament at 2 p.m. Friday.