Tide In Tournament Means Ticket Sales

Alabama is always a hot ticket. The Southeastern Conference has been playing its baseball tournament at what is now known as Regions Park in Hoover for a number of years. And the SEC has had great attendance in the park that is home to the Double A Birmingham Barons. One reason for the popularity of the tournament has been the success of the closest thing it could have to a home team.

Alabama has had very good success in the SEC Baseball Tournament of the years. This season, the Crimson Tide under first-year Coach Mitch Gaspard looked like a long shot a few weeks ago, and ticket sales for the SEC Tournament were lagging. Then Bama went on a five-game winning streak at the end of the year, including sweeping Tennessee in the final series of the year, and made it to Hoover.

And with the Crimson Tide on the bill, ticket sales have exploded.

It doesn't hurt that the first game in the tournament at 9:30 a.m. CDT Wednesday will pit Bama against in-state rival Auburn. It is Auburn's first appearance in the tournament after a six-year absence. (Or, in Auburn sign language, all the fingers on one hand and one finger on the other.)

Reserved tickets for Session One of the 2010 SEC Baseball Tournament have sold out.

Tickets for Wednesday's first session are now only available in the general admission sections. The session includes Alabama vs. Auburn at 9:30 a.m. and Ole Miss vs. South Carolina 30 minutes following the completion of Bama's game.

Tickets for Wednesday evening's session remain available in both the reserved and general admission sections. The evening session includes Florida vs. LSU at 4:30 p.m. and Arkansas vs. Vanderbilt following.

Reserved singles are $17 each, and General Admission singles are $12 each. Additionally, a limited number of Reserved Books (all sessions) are still available for $100, and General Admission Books (all sessions) are still available for $75.

All tickets can be purchased by logging onto www.secsports.com or calling (800) 732-4849. Fans may also purchase tickets at the Regions Park box office.

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