OKLAHOMA CITY – Fans of international softball can purchase their tickets for the USA Softball International Cup as USA Softball announced today that tickets are now on sale. Held at South Commons Softball Complex in Columbus, Ga. July 1-7, the Red, White and Blue will return to the city where Team USA claimed Gold in their Olympic debut.
All-session VIP passes, which include a souvenir item, are $150 while General Admission passes are $90 for both adult and youth tickets. Single-session tickets are also available for $25 and General Admission for $15. Children five and under will receive free admission.
In addition to free online broadcasts of non-televised games through USASoftball.com, fans will also have the opportunity to catch Team USA in five televised games on the ESPN networks.
In what was formerly known as the World Cup of Softball, the 2018 USA Softball International Cup was hosted by USA Softball of Southern California at Bill Barber Park in Irvine, Calif. At the event, USA Red took home Gold after routing Japan, 10-5, in the grand finale. It proved to be a Red, White and Blue affair as USA Blue, the second roster composed of Women’s National Team members, claimed the Bronze Medal.
Teams expected to compete at the USA Softball International Cup are: No. 2 Japan, No. 4 Puerto Rico, No. 5 Mexico, No. 6 Chinese Taipei, No. 8 China, No. 13 Philippines and No. 20 Peru in addition to Team USA’s Women’s National Team and U-19 Women’s National Team. Additional teams could be added at a later date.
South Commons Softball Complex is an eight-field complex, which includes a five-field hub with a roundhouse and a three-field fan with stadium, indoor score booths, concessions, and restrooms.
USA Softball of Georgia will also be hosting the Futures Cup, a youth fast pitch event, in conjunction with the 2019 USA Softball International Cup. Held July 3-7, teams in the Girls’ 12-Under and 14-Under Fast Pitch Divisions are eligible to compete in the Futures Cup. Teams competing in the Futures Cup will also receive 20 event passes, per team, to attend all USA Softball International Cup games. Interested teams are able to register for the Futures Cup at TournamentUSASoftball.com.
For more information on the USA Softball National Team program, please visit 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 through a network of Local Associations, which includes all 50 states and select metro associations. 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 208 National Federation and Associate Members in 135 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 Premier12, World Baseball Classic, Baseball World Cups, Softball World Cups and Softball World Championships, as well as baseball and softball events at the Olympic Games.
For more information, visit www.wbsc.org, which is available six languages: English, French, Japanese, Korean, Spanish and Traditional Chinese.