2017 Big Ten Baseball Tournament

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  1. saluno22

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    So we're about 6 months out from the conference tournament. The Big East has TD Ameritrade Park this season, and the Big Ten has it 2018-2022.

    Any idea where it will be this year or when it will be announced? Kinda hoping for the new Vikings stadium.
     
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    That's a good question. You think they'd have something announced in early January. I know the last one was in Minneapolis so it wouldn't surprise me to see them go that route. Unfortunately, the Big Ten has always been a hard conference to predict when it comes to baseball.
     
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    Kauffman Stadium is available.
     
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    Still nothing on the Big Ten site for the baseball tournament...
    http://www.bigten.org/championships/2017-schedule.html

    Shatel alluded to potentially playing it at Haymarket Park...
    http://www.omaha.com/columnists/sha...cle_ffdbc424-da79-5a99-a77c-2373695c9996.html

    Is that a real possibility? Would the Big Ten wait until teams start clinching tournament spots and go to the location that has a fixed-seat capacity greater a certain threshold?

    Illinois: 3,000 (Illinois Field)
    Indiana: 2,500 (Bart Kaufman Field)
    Iowa: 3,000 (Duane Banks Field)
    Maryland: 2,500 (Shipley Field)
    Michigan: 4,000 (Ray Fisher Stadium)
    Michigan State: 4,600 (Drayton McLane Baseball Stadium at John H. Kobs Field)
    Minnesota: 1,500 (Siebert Field)
    Nebraska: 8,500 (Haymarket Park)
    Northwestern: 600 (Rocky Miller Park)
    Ohio State: 4,450 (Bill Davis Stadium)
    Penn State: 5,406 (Medlar Field at Lubrano Park)
    Purdue: 1,500 (Alexander Field)
    Rutgers: 1,500 (Bainton Field)

    (These are the total capacities listed on Wikipedia, not sure on the number of fixed seats.)

    Looks like the last time the tournament was hosted at a campus site was 2010 at Ohio State. Then it was two years at the minor league ballpark in Columbus, OH (Huntington Park: 10,100), followed by Target Field (39,000) and TD Ameritrade Park (24,500).
     
  5. saluno22

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    I wonder if the Big Ten would consider having it at Werner Park in direct competition with the Big East tourney at TD Ameritrade.
     
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    Major League ballparks during the tournament in the Big Ten footprint...

    CHICAGO CUBS: Wrigley Field
    24-25 May: HOME vs. San Francisco
    26-28 May at LA Dodgers

    CHICAGO WHITE SOX: Guaranteed Rate Field
    24 May: at Arizona
    25 May: No game.
    26-28 May: HOME vs. Detroit

    CINCINNAT REDS: Great American Ball Park
    24-25 May: at Cleveland
    26-28 May: at Philadelphia


    CLEVELAND INDIANS: Progressive Field
    24-25 May: HOME vs. Cincinnati
    26-28 May: HOME vs. Kansas City

    DETROIT TIGERS: Tiger Stadium
    24-25 May: at Houston
    26-28 May: at Chicago White Sox


    KANSAS CITY ROYALS: Kauffman Stadium (Okay, not really in the Big Ten footprint)
    24-25 May: at New York Yankees
    26-28 May: at Cleveland


    MILWAUKEE BREWERS: Miller Park
    24 May: HOME vs.Toronto
    25-28 May: HOME vs. Arizona

    MINNESOTA TWINS: Target Field
    24 May: at Baltimore
    25 May: No game.
    26-28 May: HOME vs. Tampa Bay

    NEW YORK METS: Citi Field (close to Rutgers)
    24-25 May: HOME vs. San Diego
    26-28 May: at Pittsburgh

    NEW YORK YANKEES: Yankee Stadium (close to Rutgers)
    24-25 May: HOME vs. Kansas City
    26-28 May: HOME vs.Oakland

    PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES: Citizens Bank Park
    24-25 May: HOME vs.Colorado
    26-28 May: HOME vs. Cincinnati

    PITTSBURGH PIRATES: PNC Park
    24-25 May: at Atlanta
    26-28 May: HOME vs. New York Mets

    ST. LOUIS CARDINALS: Busch Stadium (same boat as KC)
    24-25 May: at LA Dodgers
    26-28 May: at Colorado


    WASHINGTON NATIONALS: Nationals Park (close to Maryland's campus)
    24-25 May: HOME vs.Seattle
    26-28 May: HOME vs. San Diego

    Looks like Cincinnati, Detroit, Kansas City, and St. Louis are open for the duration of the Big Ten tournament. Also, US Bank Stadium (Minnesota Vikings) has the capability of hosting baseball events per the Wikipedia page:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U.S._Bank_Stadium#Baseball
    US Bank Stadium is hosting the Dairy Queen Classic this year (2-5 March):


    Perhaps the conference is waiting to see how that event goes before committing there?
     
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    I thought when Omaha was originally announced,
    for B1G Baseball Tournament play,
    there was 2 'suggested' sites for this season's tourney.
    I found a couple of press releases from that time...
    but was unable to find the correct article.
    Or maybe I got that from somewhere else???

    Also when Maryland and Rutgers joined the conference...
    wasn't there talk of moving the basketball (and baseball) championships
    to more eastern locations
    to help showcase the conference
    to the other new fanbases?

    I saw Minnesota's schedule had a lot of "early" Home games...
    now it all makes sense!!! Huh.
    That would be an awesome venue to visit.
     
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    I believe the talk to move East was just for basketball. I assume after this year TD Ameritrade will become the annual ballpark for the Big Ten Tourney here on out.
     
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    Wouldn't it be funny if Creighton doesn't qualify for the Big East tournament this year?
     
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    That would be awesome but the Storm Chasers host Round Rock that weekend.
     
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    I looked more into those B1G Baseball stadium seating capacities.
    For the most part, your numbers are correct.
    Had to pretend I was buying tickets to get some info Smokin
    Probably make a seperate thread on the subject.


    B1G Baseball is on the up swing.
    9 of 13 teams receiving some preseason respect from at least one poll.
    Conference attendance has been passing the eye tests lately.
    We got something building here...
    Just need to keep promoting the product.
    Especially with the resurgence of baseball at all levels.
    More BTN (not plus) broadcasts are needed.
    Got to keep that B1G flag flying the entire school year.
    B1G Baseball Tournament is the crown jewel to the regular season.
    Doesn't mean the Tournament needs to be in a 20,000 seat stadium.
    But it does need to be somewhere, just 5 months away.

    Unless (please forbid) the B1G Tournament is cancelled this season.
    Teams need those tournaments to help make their NCAA dreams.
    It used to be the B1G used the conference tournament,
    just to get 1 team into the NCAAs...
    now the conference uses the Tournament to get multiple teams into the NCAA's.
    Any Plan B, C or D is a better solution than cancellation.
    Keep B1G Baseball moving forward.
     
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    Yeah. Plus if we're talking about a B1G campus who thinks the B1G will give it to anyone other than OSU? I mean, it's the Big Ten. right?
     
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    For me, Ohio State would be the edge of my driving distance (and even then it's a really long trip). Hoping it's there or closer. Preferably closer.
     
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    As far as B1G stadiums go..
    was getting ready to do that thread on the subject
    just finishing up 2016 B1G Baseball attendance numbers.
    When I noticed attendance spiked
    at all BTN broadcasted games (not +)...
    So looking into those numbers now.

    I don't have a problem wherever it ends up.
    Each B1G ballpark has its own charm, as I'm finding out.
    But honestly there is only 2 or 3 B1G Baseball stadiums
    I do not think would be good for...
    the conference tournament site.
    But no matter...
    B1G Baseball hopefully will get it's tournament.
    (Doing an SEC-type chant)
    B... 1... G...
    B... 1... G...
    B... 1... G...
    Eek
     
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    Indiana To Host 2017 Big Ten Baseball Tournament

    BLOOMINGTON, Indiana – On Thursday, the Big Ten Conference announced that the 2017 Big Ten Baseball Tournament will be held at Bart Kaufman Field on the campus of Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. The eight-team tournament will take place May 24-28.

    "We are very pleased to host the 2017 Big Ten Tournament at Bart Kaufman Field," Indiana Vice President and Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Fred Glass said. "It is a fabulous baseball venue, and with our program's consistent level of success we have developed a terrific baseball atmosphere here at IU. This is a great event for the City of Bloomington, local businesses, and Indiana University. We cannot wait to welcome Big Ten baseball fans this May. I know they will love our Hoosier hospitality."

    The Big Ten Baseball Tournament has been played annually since 1981, with a four-team field through 1999 and a six-team event from 2000-2013 before moving to its current eight-team format in 2014. Six different schools have won the Big Ten Baseball Tournament, with Michigan, Minnesota and Ohio State leading all conference programs with nine titles each. Illinois and Indiana have claimed four tournament crowns, while Purdue has won one.

    "We are excited and honored to host the 2017 Big Ten Tournament, which is always one of best tournaments in the country," said Indiana head coach Chris Lemonis . "It acknowledges all the hard work by our staff and the athletic department that have hosted NCAA Regionals and built this beautiful facility. This will be a special opportunity for our devoted fan base to see some of the nation's top collegiate players in Bloomington, for what promises to be a fun week in May."

    This marks the first time since 2010 (Columbus, Ohio) that a Big Ten school will host the tournament and it will be the first time Indiana has hosted the Big Ten Tournament. The tournament will return to TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Nebraska, from 2018 to 2022.

    Bart Kaufman Field is no stranger to hosting premier college baseball tournaments, having served as a regional host site for the NCAA Tournament in 2013 and 2014. The Hoosiers have ranked among the top two in the Big Ten and the top 35 in the country in attendance since the stadium opened.

    Ticket information will be announced at a later date.

    The 2017 Big Ten baseball season will begin on Feb. 17.

    iuhoosiers.com/news/2017/1/19/indiana-to-host-2017-big-ten-baseball-tournament.aspx
     
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    Thanks for posting!

    Glad we know who's hosting finally. No ticket info yet, and just 2,500 permanent seats.
     
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    Congrats to Indiana
    Impressed with the Indiana Baseball program/fan base.
    A great location to represent the B1G during Tournament time.
    Should look great on BTN

    Huskers play at Bart Kaufman Field in their first 2017 conference series.
    Hoosiers first Home conference series.
    Things to come?!?!
     
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