Single-session tickets now available for World Cup of Softball XII and Border Battle IX in Oklahoma City
OKLAHOMA CITY — General admission single-session tickets are now available for the World Cup of Softball XII and Border Battle IX, which will be held June 30-July 9 in Oklahoma City, Okla., USA Softball announced today. Slated to be played at the USA Softball Hall of Fame Complex - OGE Energy Field - INTEGRIS Field, the World Cup, a World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) - Softball Division sanctioned event, and Border Battle return to the Softball Capital of the World®. The World Cup of Softball will be highlighted by the top four teams in the world while the Border Battle will pit the USA Softball Men’s Slow Pitch National Team and Women’s Slow Pitch National Team against Canada. General admission all-session and single-session tickets for both events are on sale by phone at 800-654-8337 or online at USASoftball.com.
Kicking off the week will be the ninth-annual Men’s Border Battle from June 30-July 2, which will feature round-robin games between the USA Softball Men’s Slow Pitch National Team, the USA Softball Women’s Slow Pitch National Team, the USA Softball Men’s Futures Slow Pitch National Team, Team Canada and several USA Softball-registered teams. The three-day event will be highlighted by the Men’s Border Battle IX, where Team USA will look to keep Border Battle bragging rights on July 1. In addition to the Border Battle, the USA Softball Men’s Slow Pitch National Team and the USA Softball Men’s Futures Slow Pitch National Team will also be competing in Oklahoma City in the Slow Pitch Showdown on July 2. Newly introduced to the action-packed lineup at Border Battle IX this year is the Women’s Border Battle, which will feature the inaugural USA Softball Women’s Slow Pitch National Team who will take the field against Team Canada.
The 2017 World Cup of Softball will feature six of the Top 10 teams in the world: No 1. ranked Japan, No. 2 USA, No. 3 Canada, No. 4 Australia, No. 7 Puerto Rico and No. 10 Mexico. Also scheduled to participate are the No. 17 ranked Philippines and the USA Softball Junior Women’s National Team (JWNT). The complete Border Battle and World Cup of Softball game schedule, special promotions, autograph sessions with the USA Softball teams, and media schedule will be announced at a later date.
All-session tickets for Border Battle are $12 for both adult and youth tickets, while single-session, daily tickets can be purchased for $5. The World Cup of Softball has all-session ticket packages are $40 for adults and $20 for youth for fans wanting to watch every pitch of the World Cup of Softball XII. Adult single-session tickets are on sale for $10, while youth can attend for $5 per day. Tickets can be purchased by phone at 800-654-8337 or online at USASoftball.com. All tickets are general admission seating, and will be available for pickup outside the USA Softball Hall of Fame Complex at will-call.
The 2017 USA Softball Women’s National Team and the JWNT training team rosters were named in January as 20 athletes have been selected to represent the Red, White and Blue on the Women’s National Team, while an additional 24 athletes have been named to the USA Softball JWNT Training team. Following the historic introduction of the inaugural USA Softball Women’s Slow Pitch National Team, the official roster was named and will represent the Stars and Stripes in Border Battle for the women, while the rosters for the Men’s Slow Pitch and Future’s National Teams will be announced at a later date.
Follow along with the USA Softball National Team Program at USASoftball.com.
About USA Softball
USA Softball is a 501(c)(3) not-for profit organization headquartered in Oklahoma City, Okla., and is designated as the National Governing Body (NGB) of Softball in the United States and a member of the United States Olympic Committee. One of the nation’s largest sports organizations, USA Softball sanctions competition in every state through a network of 70 local associations and has grown from a few hundred teams in the early days to over 150,000 teams today, representing a membership of more than 2 million. USA Softball is dedicated to providing people of all ages the opportunity to play the game they love at a variety of levels by offering recreational, league, tournament and competitive play for fast pitch, slow pitch and modified pitch. USA Softball annually conducts thousands of tournaments throughout the country including over 100 National Championships. The USA Softball umpire program is among the nation’s largest and are widely known as the best trained umpires in the game.
As the NGB for the sport of softball, USA Softball is responsible for training, equipping and promoting the six USA Softball National Teams that compete in events such as the Olympics, Pan American Games, World Championships and other international and domestic events. For more information on USA Softball, including its founding and history as the Amateur Softball Association of America (ASA), please visit, www.USASoftball.com.
About the World Baseball Softball Confederation
Headquartered in Lausanne, Switzerland -- the Olympic Capital -- the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) is the world governing body for baseball and softball. WBSC has 213 National Federation and Associate Members in 142 countries and territories across Asia, Africa, Americas, Europe and Oceania, which represent a united baseball/softball sports movement that encompasses over 65 million athletes and attracts approximately 150 million fans to stadiums worldwide annually.
The WBSC governs all international competitions involving official National Teams. The WBSC oversees the Softball World Championships (Men, Women, U-19 Men, and U-19 Women), Premier12, World Baseball Classic, and Baseball World Cups (U-12, U-15, U-18, U-23 and Women's).
For more information, visit: www.wbsc.org