Two of the most storied programs in college baseball will once again meet at Chavez Ravine when UCLA takes on USC in the Dodger Stadium College Baseball Classic on Sunday, March 5, 2017, the Dodgers announced on Monday. In the first game of the Sunday doubleheader, the University of San Diego Toreros of the West Coast Conference will take on the Big Ten’s University of Michigan Wolverines.
The San Diego-Michigan game is scheduled to begin at 11:00 a.m. and the USC-UCLA match-up will begin at 3:00 p.m. Tickets are priced at $60 for Dugout Club seats, $40 for Baseline Club seats, $25 for Field level MVP, $15 for Field level and $10 for pavilion seats. To purchase tickets, visit www.dodgers.com/classic.
Tickets for students of participating schools and children under 14 are $5 (excluding dugout, baseline and Field MVP) and are available in advance only at the UCLA and USC box offices or at Dodger Stadium on the day of the event. One ticket is good for both games.
Parking is $10 and available only at the gate on the day of the event. Both parking and stadium gates will open an hour prior to the first pitch at 10:00 a.m.
USC, UCLA, Michigan and San Diego have combined for 87 NCAA Tournament appearances, 33 College World Series appearances and 15 College World Series Championships.
The UCLA-USC game will be televised by Pac-12 Network.
The event dates to 2010, when Vanderbilt edged Oklahoma State, 7-6, and UCLA defeated USC, 6-1. In 2011, Georgia blanked St. Mary’s, 3-0, and USC shut down UCLA, 2-0. In 2012, Pepperdine topped UC Irvine, 3-2, and UCLA downed USC, 7-2. Due to renovations at Dodger Stadium, the 2013 games were played at UCLA’s Jackie Robinson Stadium, where Notre Dame trimmed Oklahoma, 6-5, in 11 innings, and UCLA beat USC, 6-1. The event did not take place in 2014, but in 2015 USC defeated UCLA, 8-4 and No. 6 TCU upended No. 1 Vanderbilt, 4-2. Last year, UCLA defeated USC, 5-3 in 14 innings and Oklahoma State tied #17 Mississippi State 5-5.
The Dodgers also will play host to fans from UCLA and USC at their annual nights at Dodger Stadium. USC Night is Wednesday, April 19 against the Colorado Rockies and UCLA Night is Friday, April 28 against the Philadelphia Phillies. A special ticket package is available and includes a ticket to the game and a commemorative Dodgers/USC or Dodgers/UCLA cap. Tickets are now available at dodgers.com/usc or dodgers.com/ucla. The package must be purchased from these links to obtain the item. Third party purchases will not be eligible for the item.
(Article courtesy of Dodgers PR Department)