Jan. 25, 2010
Tickets are now on sale for the 2010 Houston College Classic at Minute Maid Park. The six-team, nine-game tournament will be held from March 5-7 and should prove to again be one of the most highly competitive early-season college baseball tournaments in the country.
The tournament enters its 10th season and features six teams, which are headlined by the No. 1 team in the country, the University of Texas. Also nationally ranked in the top 25 in Collegiate Baseball's 2010 preseason poll are No. 11 Rice and No. 15 TCU. Rounding out the field is the University of Houston, which makes their annual entry into the tournament, as well as Texas Tech and Missouri.
Tickets for the College Classic can be purchased online at astros.com, at the Minute Maid Park Box Office, or by calling Ticketmaster at 1-877-9ASTROS. Tickets may also be purchased at all of the Astros regular Houston-area Ticketmaster outlets. Box Office hours are Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Tickets are $13 for daily admission and $30 for the three-day tournament. Children's tickets (ages 4-14) are $6 daily and $15 for the tournament. Student tickets are also $6 and are available at the MMP Box Office with the presentation of proper student ID. Astros' season ticket holders (27-game packages and up) are offered a half-price discount for tournament ($15 per package) and daily admission tickets ($6.50 per day), which are available on astros.com and at the MMP Box Office. Reserved seating in the Diamond Club is $30 per game (subject to availability) and is available at the MMP Box Office. Luxury Suites can be purchased for the entire tournament or on a daily basis by calling 1-800-ASTROS2. Reserved seating is also available for evening games in the Club Level for $20 for Adults and $10 for kids.
Special ticket options are available, including the College Classic Coca-Cola Student Value Package. For $10, high school and college students and kids from ages 4-14, can purchase a daily lower-bowl general admission ticket. The ticket is good for all three of the games played that date and also includes a voucher for one 16-ounce Coca-Cola product and a regular hot dog. This ticket package is only available at the Minute Maid Park Box Office with the presentation of proper ID.
Parking for the tournament will be available in the Astros controlled parking lots B and C for $5 each day.
2010 Houston College Classic Schedule*
Fri., March 5 TCU vs. Texas Tech Noon
Houston vs. Missouri 3:30 p.m.
Rice vs. Texas 7:00 p.m.
Sat., March 6 Missouri vs. TCU Noon
Texas vs. Houston 3:30 p.m.
Rice vs. Texas Tech 7:00 p.m.
Sun., March 7 Missouri vs. Texas 11 a.m.
Texas Tech vs. Houston 2:30 p.m.
TCU vs. Rice 6:00 p.m.
(home teams listed second)
* - times subject to change