Greenville, North Carolina is bidding for a new college football bowl game in 2020. The Bar-B-Q Bowl, if selected, will be played at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium, home of the East Carolina Pirates.
The eight super regional winners will advance to the College World Series at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Nebraska. Below are the schedules for the super regionals and links to reviews of each ballpark hosting.
The NCAA regional weekend is the first “stop” on the Road to Omaha. It is a great event from a fan perspective as it gives you the opportunity to see four teams compete in seven games over three days. The winner of the regional advances to the Super Regionals the following weekend and is only two wins away from the College World Series.
The NCAA baseball tournament gets underway this weekend at 16 campus sites. Each site will have four teams, the host school and three other teams. Teams at each of the 16 regional sites are seeded 1-4, with the host school being the number one seed. The four teams at each regional will compete in double elimination tournament, with one team from each regional advancing to the super regionals the following weekend.
Pitt Field, home of the Richmond Spiders baseball program opened in March 1975. The Spiders compete in the Atlantic 10. It is a quaint, no-frills ballpark but it is surrounded by large trees and pristine campus buildings. It overlooks Westhampton Lake, which is one of the most scenic parts of the University of Richmond Campus. The ballpark recently underwent a renovation in 2015, in which a new state of the art turf field was installed, as well as a new drainage system. One thing that immediately stands out when you enter Pitt Field is the giant Spider painted in center. This gives an otherwise generic ballpark some character as the Spiders’ home.