OKLAHOMA CITY — Single session tickets for the 2015 WBSC Junior Women’s World Championship (JWWC), which will be held August 9-15 in Oklahoma City, Okla., are available for purchase online, the Amateur Softball Association (ASA) of America and USA Softball announced today. The Junior World Championship, a World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) sanctioned event, will include 18 of the top teams in the world.
The following countries are scheduled to appear: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Chinese Taipei, Columbia, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Great Britain, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Nigeria, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, United States and Venezuela.
“We’re excited to host the WBSC Junior Women’s World Championship for the first time at the ASA Hall of Fame Complex,” said Craig Cress, Executive Director of ASA/USA Softball. “Oklahoma City is known to many as the ‘Softball Capital of the World.’ Hosting this Championship further cements that legacy. Fans of the sport will be exposed to the future stars of international softball. The single-session ticket will provide spectators the chance to see whichever games they are most interested in or come the days that best suit their schedule.”
The general admission single-session tickets will allow fans the opportunity to pick which days they plan on attending during the Championship. All single-session tickets are good for the entire day and can be picked up at ticket will-call at the ASA Hall of Fame Complex. There are no shipping options for single-session tickets.
In addition to single-session tickets, fans have the option to purchase the Gold Pass. The Gold Pass includes all-session tickets for the seven day event, official event t-shirt, and a program for the international event. This Pass also will provide fans with the opportunity to have a personalized name slide on the video board at OG&E Energy Field at the ASA Hall of Fame Stadium, with additional photo opportunities. Fans that hold the Gold Pass will also have open seating in the reserved Gold Pass section, providing spectators the chance to see every pitch from the best seats in the house. Tickets will be shipped out in July.
The WBSC JWWC, will include some of the top teams in the world, including Team USA who will look to reclaim the Gold Medal after falling 4-0 to Japan at the 2013 WBSC JWWC in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. This also marks the first time since 1987 that the WBSC JWWC has been held in Oklahoma City. The complete game schedule for the WBSC JWWC will be announced at a later date.
About ASA/USA Softball
Founded in 1933, the Amateur Softball Association (ASA)/USA Softball is the National Governing Body Softball in the United States and a member of the United States Olympic Committee. One of the nation’s largest sports organizations, ASA/USA Softball sanctions competition in every state through a network of 74 local associations and has grown from a few hundred teams in the early days to over 165,000 teams today, representing a membership of more than 2.5 million. ASA/USA is responsible for training, equipping and promoting the six USA Softball National Teams that compete in international and domestic competitions. The USA Softball Women’s National Team is one of only two women’s sports involved in the Olympic movement to capture three consecutive gold medals at the Olympic Games since 1996. The U.S. women have also won nine World Championship titles as well as claimed eight World Cup of Softball titles. For more information about ASA/USA Softball, please visit http://www.asausasoftball.com/.
About the World Baseball Softball Confederation
Headquartered in the Olympic Capital city of Lausanne, Switzerland, the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) was established in April 2013 and granted recognition as the sole competent authority in baseball and softball by the International Olympic Committee at the 125th IOC Session in September 2013. The WBSC represents a united baseball/softball sports movement that encompasses over 65 million athletes worldwide. The WBSC governs all international competitions involving any of the National Teams of its 141 National Federation members. The WBSC oversees the Softball World Championships, The Premier 12, the World Baseball Classic, and the U12, U15, U18, U21 and Women’s Baseball World Cups. For further information, please go to www.WBSC.co or follow the WBSC on Twitter at @WBSC_co
— Courtesy of ASA/USA Softball