Southern Miss baseball doesn’t anticipate selling tickets to the general public for this weekend’s Hattiesburg Super Regional, the school stated in a press release.
“Season ticket holders at Pete Taylor Park will receive information regarding Super Regional tickets,” USM announced. “Southern Miss Athletics does not anticipate selling tickets to the general public due to selling out Pete Taylor Park this season.”
Tennessee will get an allotment of 600 tickets for friends and families as is the rule in any NCAA Tournament event. Whatever doesn’t go to friends and families will go to Tennessee donors and season ticket holders.
Pete Taylor Field’s contains just 3,265 seats but Southern Miss averaged a capacity of 5,276 this season. It’s unclear whether all 5,276 tickets were season tickets or not. Southern Miss had more than 5,500 people at its super regional last season against Ole Miss and it is unclear what the capacity will be at Pete Taylor Stadium this weekend.
Southern Miss’ ability to sell 1,000-plus more tickets than Lindsey Nelson Stadium per game is a major reason why the NCAA chose them as a host school.
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Tennessee is back in the super regionals for the third straight season after sweeping the Clemson Regional last weekend. The Vols earned a thrilling 14-inning victory over the Tigers bookended by lopsided wins over Charlotte to advance.
Southern Miss impressively pulled itself out of the loser’s bracket in the Auburn Regional by winning four straight games to advance to the super regionals for the second straight season.
Both teams are looking to avenge last season’s super regional losses as Tennessee looks to advance to the College World Series for the sixth time ever and first time since 2021 and Southern Miss looks to advance to the College World Series for the second time ever and first time since 2009.
First pitch for the weekend series at Pete Taylor Field is at 3 p.m. ET Saturday June, 10.