April 9, 2012

VCU AND VIRGINIA TO MEET AT THE DIAMOND AFTER 2011 RECORD BREAKING AFFAIR

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RICHMOND, Va. – Why ruin a good thing? That must have been the mentality of the VCU and Virginia Baseball programs as they recently announced that the two schools will me on Wednesday, April 25th at 7 p.m. at The Diamond.

In 2011, the two schools met in front of a record crowd, as 5,421 fans passed through the turnstiles at The Diamond, which was the largest crowd to ever watch a college baseball game in the state of Virginia.

VCU head coach Paul Keyes, a key contributor to the game being put on, sees the game as a major benefit to several area groups.

"Obviously we would like to have a home-and-away with Virginia as much as possible. They have been a very good team over the last decade. Anytime we can get big crowds at The Diamond, it not only benefits us, but both the Richmond Flying Squirrels and baseball in the Richmond area. We are happy that it worked out and we were able to schedule a game here."

Former VCU Men's Basketball standout Bradford Burgess will be on hand to deliver the game's ceremional first pitch.

Ram Fans can purchase lower level reserved tickets now for just $10 for adults and $5 for youth, OR you can purchase the Home Run Package for just $15 that includes a general admission ticket, a hot dog, chips, a beverage AND a ticket to the VCU vs. VMI game on May 18 at 6:00 p.m.!  The deadline to purchase the Homerun Package is Friday, April 20 by 4:30 p.m.

Pre-orders for tickets are being taken now at the VCU Athletic Ticket Office by phone at (804) 828-RAMS (7267) or in person at the Ticket Office at the Verizon Wireless Arena at the Siegel Center.

The VCU Athletic Department is offering discounted tickets to VCU Faculty & Staff at a rate of just $5. Tickets are limited to just two per person and must be picked up in advance of the game, at the VCU Ticket Office.

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