Kentucky Selected as Host of 2023 NCAA Baseball Regional

Kentucky Selected as Host of 2023 NCAA Baseball Regional


Kentucky was selected as one of the 16 nationally seeded NCAA Baseball Regional host schools, it was announced by the NCAA Selection Committee on Sunday evening. The rest of the tournament field, including the additional three teams that will begin their championship quest in Lexington, will be announced Monday at noon ET on ESPN2’s selection show.

Ticket information, game times and more will be unveiled as soon as that information becomes available and finalized. Games will open at Kentucky Proud Park on Friday, June 2.

The Wildcats (36-18) are hosting after a regular season campaign that earned them a top five RPI, in part due to playing the nation’s most difficult schedule.

This will be the third time in program history it has been selected as a host and first at Kentucky Proud Park. The Cats also hosted in 2006 and 2017, advancing to the Super Regional round in coach Nick Mingione’s first season in 2017.

Lexington Regional Ticket Information:

All advance requests from current baseball season ticket holders that were placed by the May 18 deadline have been fulfilled, and confirmation emails will be sent on Monday.

All-session tickets will go on sale to the general public on Tuesday, May 30 at 9 a.m. ET. All-session tickets include admission for all six/seven games of the regional tournament. Each session consists of a single game, and the stadium will be cleared between each game. Fans are encouraged to purchase all-session tickets to secure the best seat locations, as all chairbacks will be reserved. Based on availability, single game tickets will go on sale Thursday, June 1 at 9 a.m. ET.

Tickets may be purchased online at or by calling the UK Ticket Office at (800) 928-2287, option 4. The Joe Craft Center ticket office will be open this week Tuesday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET. If tickets remain, they will also be sold on-site at Kentucky Proud Park beginning two hours prior to the first game each day.

Ticket Prices

  • All-Session Reserved Seats (Sections 101-111)                   $90
  • All-Session General Admission*                                            $60
  • Single-Session Reserved Seats                                               $15, based on availability
  • Single-Session General Admission*                                      $10, based on availability

*For the regional, General Admission areas will include the right and left field terraces, grass berms, and outfield standing room areas. These spaces are first-come, first-serve and do not contain any fixed seats. Fans are welcome to bring their own lawn chairs and/or blankets into the stadium for these areas. Gates will open 90 minutes prior to first pitch.

All tickets for the tournament will be mobile. UK Employee IDs, Junior Wildcat Club Passes and K Fund Sports Passes are not valid for admission to postseason events. Children ages one and under will not require a ticket for entry.

UK Athletics will provide a limited number of complimentary tickets to UK students, for the games that UK plays in. These tickets will be valid for the general admission areas of Kentucky Proud Park, and each student will be limited to one (1) ticket with their valid student ID. Student tickets will be distributed at the Left Field gate entrance to Kentucky Proud Park beginning 90 minutes prior to the first game each day, while supplies last.

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