Jan. 30, 2009
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - The UC Santa Barbara Athletics Department is pleased to offer, for the first time ever, the chance for fans to purchase season tickets for baseball and softball. Not only can Gaucho baseball and softball fans reserve their premium seat for the 2009 season, but every purchase comes with a baseball hat or softball visor, the same headgear UCSB's players wear on the field.
The baseball and softball teams are each primed for successful 2009 campaigns with the baseball team ranked No. 30 in two preseason polls and picked to be in a postseason Regional by Baseball America (see the story here). The softball team is picked to finish third in the competitive Big West after its school-best, second-place finish last season.
Season tickets for the 28 baseball home games will be on the Field Level at Caesar Uyesaka Stadium, beneath the main bleachers on ground level. The seats directly behind home plate on the upper level are also available to be purchased as season tickets.
These seats will be available exclusively to season ticket holders at the price of $125 for adults, $75 for seniors (55 and over) and $50 for youths (13 and under). For single-game admission, tickets for the reserved seats on the upper deck behind home plate are $8 for adults and seniors and $5 for youths.
General admission seats, found on the first and third base lines in the upper deck, as well as third-tier bleacher seats above the reserved section directly behind home plate, are available at $100 for season ticket purchase. Single-game tickets for these seats are $7 for adults, $5 for seniors and $3 for youths.
To reserve your premium seats for the 2009 baseball season and your complimentary baseball hat, click here.
Softball season tickets for 16 home games at Campus Diamond are $50 for adults, $40 for seniors and $24 for youths. Single-game tickets for these seats are $7 for adults, $5 for seniors and $3 for youths. Make sure to get your softball season tickets and your complimentary visor now, by clicking here.
To see where the baseball team fits in to Ping! Baseball's preseason poll, click here. To see Collegiate Baseball's preseason poll, click here. And, in a recent Rivals.com story previewing the upcoming season, UCSB is called "the sleeper on the West Coast." To read the full synopsis, click here.
Also, to check out all the preseason hype the baseball team is receiving, click here for info on preseason All-Americans and where several of the Gaucho players project nationally.
To find out where the softball team falls in the Big West preseason rankings, click here.