The University of Louisville baseball team was selected as the No. 7 national seed for the 2019 NCAA Championship and will be the top seed for the Louisville Regional. The Cardinals (43-15) will be joined on May 31-June 3 at Jim Patterson Stadium by No. 2 regional seed Indiana (36-21), No. 3 Illinois State (34-24) and No. 4 Illinois Chicago (29-21).
The Cardinals are a national seed for the fifth time in program history (No. 7 in 2010, No. 3 in 2015, No. 2 in 2016 and No. 7 in 2017), with Louisville and Florida the only two programs to be a national seed four times since 2015.
Louisville will host UIC on Friday at 6 p.m., ET, while the Louisville Regional will begin with Indiana and Illinois State at 2 p.m.
The winner of Friday’s first round games will play on Saturday at 4 p.m., while the two losing teams will play an elimination game on Saturday at 11 a.m. The winner of Saturday’s elimination game will play the losing team from Saturday night’s winner’s bracket game in an elimination game on Sunday at noon, with the winner advancing to play the winner of Saturday night’s winner’s bracket game on Sunday at 6 p.m. If needed, the two teams from Sunday’s second game will return for the final game of the Louisville Regional on Monday at 1 p.m.
All-session tickets for the 2019 NCAA Regional in Louisville are currently available and can be purchased online here. Tickets will also be available for purchase by phone (502-GO-CARDS) or in person through the Louisville Cardinals Ticket Office at Cardinal Stadium Tuesday-Friday during business hours of 9 a.m.-5 p.m., ET. All-session tickets for the four-team, double-elimination regional are $70 for reserved chairback seats and $55 for general admission berm seating.
Fans are encouraged to purchase and pick up tickets in advance or print their tickets at home to avoid long will call lines on game day. Tickets can be picked up at the Louisville Cardinals Ticket Office, located at Cardinal Stadium. No tickets will be mailed. Single session tickets, including reserved chairback and general admission berm seating, will go on sale Thursday, May 30 at 10 a.m., ET online at GoCards.com or at the Cardinal Stadium Ticket Office. Tickets will also be available at Jim Patterson Stadium starting on Friday, May 31 at noon ET.
The 2019 NCAA Regional will be the eighth time the Cardinals have hosted the regional round of the championship, having also done so in 2009, 2010, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017. Louisville has also hosted the NCAA Super Regional round in 2007, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.
Louisville is making its 12th NCAA postseason appearance during head coach Dan McDonnell’s 13 seasons and the program’s 13th NCAA appearance overall.
Since opening the gates at Jim Patterson Stadium in 2005, the Cardinals have won more than 77 percent of their games in the ballpark posting a 396-113 record (.778 winning percentage), including an impressive 33-4 mark during the 2017 season at the corner of Third and Central. The Cardinals are 25-6 on their home field this season. Louisville set a school record for home wins with 36 in 2016 and the Cardinals have registered 30 or more wins at home in four of the last six seasons.
The Louisville baseball team will enter the 2019 NCAA Championship with a 43-15 overall record after clinching its fourth ACC Atlantic Division title in five seasons at 21-9 in conference play.
2019 NCAA REGIONAL – LOUISVILLE, KY. – SCHEDULE
Friday, May 31 | (ESPN3)
Game 1: No. 2 Indiana vs. No. 3 Illinois State – 2 p.m.
Game 2: No. 1 Louisville vs. No. 4 Illinois Chicago – 6 p.m.
Saturday, June 1 | (ESPN3)
Game 3: Game 1 Loser vs. Game 2 Loser – 11 a.m.
Game 4: Game 1 Winner vs. Game 2 Winner – 4 p.m.
Sunday, June 2 | (ESPN3)
Game 5: Game 3 Winner vs. Game 4 Loser – Noon
Game 6: Game 5 Winner vs. Game 4 Winner – 6 p.m.
Monday, June 3 | (ESPN3) – If necessary
Game 7: Game 6 Loser vs. Game 6 Winner – 1 p.m.
All times are Eastern Time
2019 NCAA REGIONAL – LOUISVILLE, KY. – TICKET INFORMATION
· On sale now by ordering online here
· Available in-person or by phone starting Tuesday 9 a.m. ET
· Reserved Chairback: $70
· Berm/General Admission: $55
· On sale starting Thursday 10 a.m. ET
· Available online at GoCards.com or in-person (no phone orders) at Louisville Cardinals Ticket Office at Cardinal Stadium
· Tickets will be available at Jim Patterson Stadium starting Friday at noon ET
· Reserved Chairback: $15
· Berm/General Admission: $10
· College Student (with ID): $5
Assistant Sports Information Director
University of Louisville Athletics