2014 Big Ten Baseball Tournament Tickets - Get Ready!
There's nothing quite like a nice baseball tourney to bring
fans closer to the game. In 2014, the Big Ten Baseball Tournament will be more exciting than ever. The biggest pool of teams
in event history will compete in Omaha for a chance to earn the top spot in the Big Ten. Baseball fans know that some great
action takes place when college teams play in tournament action for not just the chance to advance but for a year's worth
of bragging rights as well. It all, as the saying goes, comes down to this - will you be there?
The teams will
take to the field for the 2014 Big Ten Baseball Tournament at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Nebraska, from May 21 through May
25. For those who don't know, this is the same park that hosts the College World Series. The eight teams will play a double
elimination format, with the championship culminating with Sunday's game. For those unfamiliar, double elimination means a
loss doesn't mean your side is out and will live to play another day. The team that wins the Sunday game on May 25 will earn
an automatic bid to the NCAA Championship. The Big Ten Baseball Tournament is a unique sports event that brings fans up close
to the action in a way they may never get to at the Major League level. Of course, some of the same players they see in Omaha
could be playing Big League ball in the near future. TD Ameritrade Park is the premier sporting venue in the area. It's a
modern stadium facility with seating for 24,000 fans that can be expanded to make room for up to 35,000. It's a top-notch
ballpark built for baseball, with a full range of amenities.
Minnesota has the most wins with nine, while Ohio
State and Michigan each have eight. After that, the numbers drop off dramatically - the next team in line is Illinois, with
three championships to its name.
History of the Big Ten Baseball Tournament
For the first time, the field will be
expanded to a total of eight teams. That's quite a change from when the tourney started back in 1981. The inaugural event
featured just four teams. The expansion to six came in 2000, and that carried through the 2013 edition. The history of the
Big Ten Conference traces back about 120 years, and 12 schools currently take part in it. Only 11 of these schools have baseball
teams that take part in Conference play, Wisconsin being the exception.
With the expanded brackets
for the tournament, more than two of three squads will get a chance to prove their mettle. That throws a little extra uncertainty
in the mix. Any team could come into the tourney action on a hot streak and win it all. That rubs some fans the wrong way,
but most like the added excitement that can come from a surging underdog. The sunshine and warmth of May will have excised
memories, while the smell of fresh grass, hot dogs and popcorn will fill the air. Baseball is part and parcel to the American
experience for fans - and there is no better place to experience it than at the Big Ten Baseball Tournament. Grab your tickets
today so you don't miss any of the action!