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NPF CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES TICKETS ON SALE NOW
Nashville, Tenn. – May 21, 2012 - National Pro Fastpitch announced today that all tickets for the NPF Championship Series are now available for purchase. The 2012 NPF Championship Series will be played at The Ballpark at Rosemont, in Rosemont, Ill., August 23-26.
The NPF Championship Series is hosted by the Village of Rosemont in cooperation with National Pro Fastpitch.
The NPF Championship Series is the league’s hallmark event and is designed to feature the outstanding talent of the NPF in a playoff/tournament format. All four NPF teams will qualify for the Championship Series and post-season seeds are based on final regular season standings.
The playoff format is a best of three series between the No. 1 and No. 4 seed, along with a best of three series between the No. 2 and No. 3 seeds, with the winners of those two series’ facing off in a best of three final series to crown the 2012 NPF Champion.
The last time the NPF Championship Series was hosted in the Chicago area, in 2005, the Akron Racers went home as NPF Champions.
For ticket purchases, the NPF Championship Series will be broken into individual games. However, a six game package is available for purchase but the games will be ticketed individually. Games five, six, and nice are “if needed games” in the series format and those games will not be available for purchase until it is evident through the competition that they will actually take place.
Thursday August 23
Game 1: No. 2 vs. No. 3 @ 6:00 p.m. Game 2: No. 1 vs. No. 4 @ 8:30 p.m.
Friday August 24
Game 3: No. 1 vs. No. 4 @ 6:00 p.m. Game 4: No. 2 vs. No. 3 @ 8:30 p.m.
Saturday August 25
Game 5: “If Necessary” No. 1 vs. No. 4 @ 11:00 a.m.
Game 6: “If Necessary” No. 2 vs. No. 3 @ 1:30 p.m.
(If there is only one “If Necessary” game, it will be played at 11:00 a.m.)
Game 7: Championship Final TBD (approximately 7:00 pm)
Sunday August 26
Game 8: Championship Final @ 1:00 p.m.
Game 9: “If Necessary” Final @ 4:00 p.m
NPF Championship Series’ tickets will have five different sections at The Ballpark at Rosemont to choose from for seating. These categories include Lower Club, Upper Club, Lower Box, Upper Box, and General Admission.
Tickets can be ordered by calling the National Pro Fastpitch office at 615-232-2900 or by visiting the official NPF Championship Series website at http://championship.profastpitch.com
Individual game tickets will be priced as follows:
Lower Club - $15.00
Lower Box - $13.00
Upper Club - $12.00
Upper Box - $10.00
General Admission - $5.00
A group discount is available for groups of 15 or more people.
About the Akron Racers: The Akron Racers, headquartered in Akron, OH, are the oldest existing team in the National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) league. The Racers competed in the Women's Pro Softball League (WPSL) for two seasons in 1999 and 2000 and in the NPF since 2004. Historic Firestone Stadium is home to the Racers and numerous amateur events at all levels of play. The Racers kick-off their 11th season of play in 2012.
About National Pro Fastpitch: National Pro Fastpitch is headquartered in Nashville, TN. The league, created to give elite female fastpitch players the opportunity to pursue a professional career in their chosen sport, has operated since 1997 under the names of Women’s Pro Fastpitch (WPF) and Women’s Pro Softball League (WPSL). NPF is the Official Development Partner of Major League Baseball in the category of women’s fastpitch softball since 2002.
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