GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The back-to-back Southeastern Conference champion Florida softball team and head coach Tim Walton have announced the 2017 schedule and that the Gator Ticket Office will be selling tickets for the 2017 season for the first time in school history.
“We’re very excited about having a ticket plan for the first time.” Walton said. “This is something that our fans want and that our student-athletes are excited about. We have a lot of fans who come to our games continually throughout the season – so this is a great opportunity for our fans to have their seats for our games against great competition.”
Fans who had a 2016 Season Softball Card can order 2017 softball season tickets beginning on Tuesday, Nov. 15. All other fans will be able to order season tickets beginning on Wednesday, Nov. 16.
Prices for season tickets, which includes admission to all UF home games, will be $150 – limit four per account. If available after the season ticket ordering period, single game reserved seats will be sold at $5 per ticket at a later date.
General Admission Bleacher Seats ($3) and berm area tickets ($1) will also be sold on an individual game basis at a later date.
In addition to the individual game ticket prices, UF students and children 12 and under will get in free, allowing them seating in the berm areas. To sit in the General Admission Bleachers or Reserved Bleachers students and children will have to purchase a ticket for those areas.
This year’s schedule features competition that includes multiple programs who reached last season’s NCAA Regionals, Super Regionals and the Women’s College World Series.
“The 2017 season is going to be another challenging schedule for us not only at home but on the road as well.” Walton continued. “We play a lot of quality teams that includes not only NCAA Regional teams but Super Regional teams and World Series teams both in and out of conference.”
The Gators will be in action at home for the first time of the 2017 season on Friday, Feb. 17, through Sunday, Feb. 19, for the Aquafina Invitational at KSP Stadium. From there the program is set to host an additional 21 home contests throughout the season that includes SEC series against Missouri (March 11-13), Auburn (March 25-27), Georgia (April 8-10) and Mississippi (April 21-23).
Florida softball is also slated for a total of six midweek games at home this season with contests against North Dakota State (3/15), South Florida (3/22), Bethune-Cookman (3/29), North Florida (4/5), Florida State (4/12) and UCF (4/19).
A three game series against North Texas on April 5-7, and a solo game against Florida A&M (5/7) will conclude the Gators’ regular season home schedule.
Outside of one tournament at home the Gators will be on the road three out of the first four weekends to open the season. The team is scheduled to play in the USF Tournament in Tampa on Feb. 10-12, on opening weekend and will compete in the Citrus Classic in Orlando on Feb.24-26, then will travel to Fullerton, Calif. to compete in a tournament hosted by Cal State Fullerton on March 2-4.
The Gators will play a total of four conference series on the road which includes trips to South Carolina (March 17-19), Arkansas (March 31 – April 2), Kentucky (April 14-16) and Tennessee (April 28-30). The team is scheduled to only play a pair of midweek contests on the road this season with trips to Jacksonville (2/15) and Florida State (5/3).
2017 FLORIDA SOFTBALL SEASON TICKET PLANS
Reserved Seating – $150 (Limit four per account)
Individual Game Admission
Single Game Reserved Seating
– Adults – $3
-Child – Free (Under 12)
-Current Florida Students with Gator One Card – Free
-Berm & Standing Areas (Adults) — $1
Reserved seating will be sold as season tickets (Limit four per account) and anything not sold as season tickets will then be available for single purchases at a later date. The Gator Ticket Office will sell section B, C and D (middle 3 sections) as reserved season seats, meaning each ticket will have a section, row, and seat number.
General Admission section will be sold on a single game basis at a later date.
How To Order Gator Softball Tickets
Over the phone: 1-800-34-GATOR or (352) 375-4683
In person: At the Gator Ticket Office, located on the West side of Ben Hill Griffin Stadium from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.,
Monday through Friday.
Following the conclusion of the 2015 season, UF Transportation and Parking Services informed the UAA that no one is allowed to park on roadways and grass near roadways due to pedestrian safety. Those areas will continue to be barricaded, like they were a season ago.
ADA seats will be available for any fan who needs them. This applies to season ticket sales, as well as general admission. In addition, parking will be available for these individuals in the grass lot adjacent to KSP Stadium.
Source- University of Florida Communications