World’s Best Softball Comes To Sulphur
It really is a big deal, and it's coming to Sulphur! The National Pro Fastpitch Championships are this weekend at Sulphur's McMurray Park. This is an awesome opportunity to see former olympic greats hit the diamond for world class softball.
The NPF Championship Series is the League’s hallmark event and is designed to feature the League’s outstanding talent in a playoff/tournament format. All four NPF teams qualify for the Championship Series and seedings are based on regular season standings. The format is a best of 3 series between the #1 and #4 seed, along with a best of 3 series between the #2 and #3 seeds, with the winners of those two series’ facing off in a best of 3 Final Series to crown the champion.
For ticket purchases, the NPF Championship Series will be broken into sessions in 2011. Session passes will allow fans to stay in the stadium rather than vacating and re-entering in between each game. Tickets for Session 3 and Session 6 will be included in the All-Session ticket package, but will not be available for individual session purchase until day of event. The session schedule is as follows:
Thursday August 18th- Session 1
Game 1: #2 vs. #3 @ 6:00 p.m. Game 2: #1 vs. #4 @ 8:30 p.m.
Friday August 19th- Session 2
Game 3: #1 vs. #4 @ 6:00 p.m. Game 4: #2 vs. #3 @ 8:30 p.m.
Saturday August 20th- Session 3
Game 5: “If Necessary” #1 vs. #4 @ 11:00 a.m.
Game 6: “If Necessary” #2 vs. #3 @ 1:30 p.m.
(If there is only one “If Necessary” game, it will be played at 11:00 a.m.)
Saturday August 20th- Session 4**
Game 7: Championship Final 7:00 p.m.
Sunday August 21st- Session 5**
Game 8: Championship Final @ 2:00 p.m.
Sunday August 21st- Session 6**
Game 9: “If Necessary” Final @ 4:30 p.m
The Championship Series will have four different ticket types. Single Session tickets will go on sale June 6, 2011 at 1pm CT. Ticket types are as follows:
Premier - $30.00 per session and $90.00 for an all-session pass. Seats are directly behind home plate and include seatbacks. These seats are assigned.
Ultimate - $28.00 per session and $84.00 for an all-session pass - Seats are directly behind home plate. These seats are assigned.
General Admission (1st and 3rd Base sides) - $24.00 per session and $72.00 for an all-session pass (potential of a $30.00 savings). These seats are along the first and third base lines and are bleacher seating. These seats are not assigned and are on a first come - first served basis.
Outfield - $20.00 per session and $60.00 for an all-session pass (potential of a $30.00 savings) for a series pass - These seats are along the outfield fence and are bleacher seating. These seats are not assigned and are on a first come - first served basis.
Fans can call the National Pro Fastpitch Office at 615-232-2900 or purchase tickets online by visiting shop.profastpitch.com.
** Individual Tickets for these sessions will be priced as follows:
Premier - $15.00
Ultimate - $14.00
General Admission - $12.00
Outfield - $10.00
About National Pro Fastpitch:
National Pro Fastpitch is headquartered in Nashville, TN. The League, created to give elite female fastpitch players the opportunity to pursue a professional career in their chosen sport, has operated since 1997 under the names of Women’s Pro Fastpitch (WPF) and Women’s Pro Softball League (WPSL).