FAYETTEVILLE — Tickets for the 2012 Houston College Classic, held March 2-4 at Minute Maid Park, are now on sale. Now in its 12th year, the 2012 Houston College Classic features three teams ranked among the top 10 in Collegiate Baseball Newspaper’s 2012 pre-season poll. Arkansas is ranked eighth, while Texas is fifth and Rice is seventh. The Razorbacks open play in the tournament on Friday, March 2, at 12 p.m. when they face Texas Tech. Arkansas will play Houston on Saturday, March 3, at 12 p.m., and Texas on Sunday, March 4, at 11 a.m. Tickets for the six-team tournament can be purchased online at astros.com/collegeclassic or by calling Ticketmaster at 1-877-9ASTROS. Tickets may also be purchased at all of the Astros regular Houston-area Ticketmaster outlets. Daily admission tickets are $13, while three-day tournament passes are available for $30. Children’s tickets (ages 4-14) are $6 daily and $15 for the tournament. Reserved seating is also available for evening games in the Club Level for $20 for adults and $10 for kids. Luxury Suites can be purchased for the entire tournament or on a daily basis by calling 713-259-8350. The popular College Classic Coca-Cola Student Value Package is also available for purchase online. This special ticket option, available to high school and college students and kids from ages 4-14, includes a day pass, a voucher for one 16-ounce Coca-Cola product and a regular hot dog for only $10. The Minute Maid Park Box Office will sell Houston College Classic tickets from Monday-Friday, beginning on Jan. 30, between the hours of 9 a.m.-5 p.m. The MMP Box Office will sell reserved seating in the Diamond Club for $30 per game (subject to availability) in addition to all ticket options listed above. Parking for the tournament will be available in the Astros controlled parking lots B and C for $5 each day.
2012 Houston College Classic Schedule
Friday, March 2
12 p.m. — Texas Tech vs. Arkansas 3:30 p.m. — Tennessee vs. Houston 7 p.m. — Texas vs. Rice
Saturday, March 3
12 p.m. — Arkansas vs. Houston 3:30 p.m. — Texas vs. Tennessee 7 p.m. — Texas Tech vs. Rice
Sunday, March 4
11 a.m. — Arkansas vs. Texas 2:30 p.m. — Houston vs. Texas Tech 6 p.m. — Rice vs. Tennessee