OKLAHOMA CITY — The 2020 USA Softball Women’s National Team (WNT) will play an exhibition contest at Auburn University as the “Stand Beside Her” tour rolls through the United States in preparation for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Hosted by USA Softball of Alabama, Team USA will take on the Auburn Tigers on April 1, 2020 as the U.S. looks to capture the Gold Medal in Tokyo where the sport of softball returns to the Olympic program for the first time since 2008.
“The ‘Stand Beside Her’ tour helps us tremendously to build our family culture and chemistry to carry us through the Olympic Games,” said 2020 WNT member, Taylor Edwards. “Having the opportunity to compete together and against some top competition in the U.S. will definitely help us get our skills even more fine-tuned and create our team heartbeat. It’ll be an awesome experience traveling to Auburn and getting used to change and being adaptable as a group. We are so excited for the journey!!
In Auburn, Team USA will take on the Tigers at Jane B. Moore Stadium (795 W. Samford Ave, Auburn, Ala., 36832) in an 6 p.m. CT matchup. Tickets for the game go on sale December 6 and can be purchased by visiting AuburnTigers.com. Reserved chairback seats are $25, reserved grandstand seats are $20 and standing room only tickets are available for $15.
“It is an honor to have been selected as a host site for the USA Women's National Team tour in 2020,” said USA Softball of Alabama Commissioner, Natalie Norman. “To be a part of the ‘Stand Beside Her Tour’ is such an awesome privilege, allowing us to support these tremendous athletes that will be representing the United States of America in the 2020 Olympic Games. What a tremendous opportunity for our state to send off the Red, White and Blue as we stand beside them, united.”
With the return of softball to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games program, the “Stand Beside Her” tour provides much-needed training and competition for the 2020 WNT in their preparation for the Olympic Games while also giving fans a chance to watch the Red, White and Blue in person. Olympic competition will start July 22, 2020 with the Gold Medal Game being played on July 28.
The “Stand Beside Her” tour evokes a powerful message of unity aimed to inspire communities to stand beside HER – the members of the WNT, America and the future generation of female athletes.
“We are proud to be able to support Team USA and softball in the Tokyo Olympics,” said Auburn Head Coach, Mickey Dean. “Thank you to our administration, USA Softball of Alabama and USA Softball for allowing us to bring this game to the best fans in college sports.”
Additional stops for the “Stand Beside Her” tour will be announced at a later date. For more information on the “Stand Beside Her” tour, please visit StandBesideHerTour.com.