May 15, 2000
Press Conference Audio Clip
TEMPE, Ariz. -- Arizona State University was selected as a regional host site for the 2000 NCAA Division I Baseball Championship. Sixteen sites were chosen nationally. The designation as a host site automatically qualifies the Sun Devils for a post-season berth. It is the first time since 1993 ASU will host a baseball regional in Tempe.
The regional will be held at Packard Stadium, Friday, May 26th through Sunday, May 28th. Each regional site will host four teams in a double-elimination format, the winners advancing to a Super Regional (two teams, best two-out-of-three series at eight sites). Times for the regional are TBA.
"I'm proud of what our players have accomplished this season to put themselves in this position," said head coach Pat Murphy. "I hope our fans will get out and support us."
The field of 64 teams for the 2000 NCAA Baseball Championship will be announced Monday, May 22, live on ESPN at noon MT.
2000 NCAA Division I Baseball Championship Regional Sites: Tempe, Arizona (host Arizona State University) Waco, Texas (host Baylor University) Fullerton, California (host Cal-State Fullerton University) Clemson, South Carolina (host Clemson University) Tallahassee, Florida (host Florida State University) Atlanta, Georgia (host Georgia Tech) Houston, Texas (host University of Houston) Lafayette, Louisiana (host University of Louisiana-Lafayette) Baton Rouge, Louisiana (host Louisiana State University) Miami, Florida (host University of Miami) Minneapolis, Minnesota (host University of Minnesota) Starksville, Mississippi (host Mississippi State University) Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (host University of Oklahoma) Upper Montclair, New Jersey (host Rutgers University) Columbia, South Carolina (host University of South Carolina) Palo Alto, California (host Stanford University)