April 5, 2007
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IRVING, Texas - The 2007 Conference USA Baseball Championship, originally scheduled for May 23-27 at Turchin Stadium in New Orleans, will be changing sites. Due to continuing renovations on the stadium since Hurricane Katrina, the facility will not be completed in time to host the eight-team, double-elimination tournament.
"We were disappointed to learn that Turchin Stadium will not be ready to host the 2007 C-USA Baseball Championship, since we expect it will be one of the finest college baseball facilities in the country when it is completed," said Commissioner Britton Banowsky.
With Tulane unable to hold this year's event, East Carolina will now serve as the host of the 2007 championship at Clark-LeClair Stadium in Greenville, N.C. East Carolina was originally scheduled to host the 2008 championship and Tulane and ECU will now switch years, with next season's event to be held at Turchin Stadium.
"We certainly appreciate East Carolina stepping up and hosting the 2007 championship," said Banowsky. "ECU has an outstanding baseball facility and enjoys tremendous fan support. We know they will do a great job of hosting the championship and we are certain that the Pirate Nation will turn out in large numbers for this event."
The 2007 championship will take place Wed., May 23-Sun., May 27. All-session tickets will be priced at $60 and may be ordered online at www.ecupirates.com, beginning this Monday, April 9. The ECU ticket office will be open at 9 a.m. EDT on Monday to take ticket orders. Individual session tickets, if available, will be priced at $10, and will go on sale the week of the tournament.
Additional championship details will be released soon. Please check ConferenceUSA.com and ECUPirates.com for further information.