(SPECIAL TO FIGHTIN' GATORS)
The Regional will run Friday through Sunday in a double-elimination format. Florida's selection marks the 17th year overall that the Gators will host a regional, including all 11 seasons of Head Coach Tim Walton's UF tenure.
In addition, Florida's four No. 1 overall seeds have come in the NCAA Super Regional era, meanwhile no other team has accomplished that feat more than once.
The winner of the Gainesville Regional will advance to a Super Regional against the winner of the Athens Regional, which features No. 16 seed and host Georgia (40-17), in addition to Maine (28-19), Northwestern (26-26) and Oklahoma State (29-24). The highest remaining seed will host the Super Regional.
Gainesville Regional - May 20-22 in Gainesville, Florida
No. 1 seed Florida (53-5) vs. Alabama State (28-25), 2:30 p.m. (SEC Network)
Florida Atlantic (50-7) vs. UCF (36-20), 12 p.m.
*All times are Eastern*
Athens Regional - May 20-22 in Athens, Georgia
No. 16 seed Georgia (40-17) vs. Maine (28-19)
Northwestern (26-26) vs. Oklahoma State (29-24)
Florida NCAA Regional Notes
*The Gators are 32-18 all-time in NCAA Regional play
*This includes a 27-6 mark since Walton's arrival before the 2006 season
*Florida is 69-33 in the NCAA Tournament
*UF holds a 54-20 record under its 10th-year head coach
*UF defeated UCF back on April 6 in Orlando, but the Gators did not play FAU or Alabama State this season
NCAA Gainesville Regional Ticket Information
*Florida Softball gate pass holders for the 2016 season can visit the Gator Ticket Office in person at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium or online beginning Monday at 8:30 a.m. ET to purchase ticket packages to the 2016 NCAA Gainesville Regional
* Tickets for the general public will be available at noon ET on Monday
*In addition, fans can purchase tickets for reserved seats
$25 for adults
$10 for children 12 & under, seniors (55+) and non-UF college students with proof of college ID
$10 for adults
$5 for children 12 & under, seniors (55+) and non-UF college students with proof of college ID
All UF students gain free admission with their Gator 1 ID card
For fans picking up tickets on game day, the purchaser's picture ID is required to pick up tickets.