HOUSTON -- In the regular season, the stage does not get much bigger. Sam Houston State fans can now secure their seats for three matchups against SEC opponents at Minute Maid Park.
Tickets for the 18th annual Shriners Hospitals for Children College Classic, which will be held from March 2-4, 2018, are now on sale at Astros.com. Sam Houston will square off against Vanderbilt, Kentucky and Mississippi State in its first appearance in the event since 2014.
Fans can purchase premium tickets or group tickets, for groups of 20 or more, by calling 713-259-8030. Daily tickets purchased in advance are available for $19 for adults and $10 for youth (ages 14 and under). Three-day tournament passes can be purchased for $42 for adults and $24 for youth. Select parking in the Astros controlled lots will be sold for $10 (Lot A).
For interest in hosting a special event at the ballpark over the weekend, please call 713-259-8800. Student tickets will also be available for the tournament, but will only be sold once the box office opens in January.
Sam Houston heads into the season fresh off a run to the NCAA Super Regionals after capturing the NCAA Lubbock Regional. Like the Bearkats, all three SEC foes on the docket advanced to the Supers and finished off the season nationally ranked.
The Bearkats made a statement in their last appearance in the event (2014), defeating No. 12 TCU and No. 26 Texas Tech before falling 3-2 at the hands of No. 15 Texas in the finale. The results vaulted Sam Houston into the national rankings at No. 20.
This year marks the third year that the tournament will carry the name the Shriners Hospitals for Children College Classic, which was set forth by a multi-year naming rights agreement between the Astros Foundation and Shriners Hospitals for Children®. The Astros Foundation will continue to operate the tournament and will donate $1 from the sale of each ticket directly to Shriners Hospitals as well as provide other fundraising and awareness opportunities.
Friday, March 2
12 PM – Vanderbilt at Sam Houston State
3:30 PM – Kentucky at Houston
7 PM – Mississippi State at Louisiana
Saturday, March 3
12 PM – Sam Houston State at Kentucky
3:30 PM – Vanderbilt at Louisiana
7 PM – Houston at Mississippi State
Sunday, March 4
11 AM – Louisiana at Kentucky
2:30 PM – Mississippi State at Sam Houston State
6 PM – Houston at Vanderbilt