Last year's Classic, which featured three teams ranked in the preseason top 25, eventually had all six participants make an NCAA Regional. Historically, the Houston College Classic has hosted the No. 1 team in preseason polls six times in tournament history and has hosted two eventual College World Series Champions. Several current Major League players have played in the Classic, including David Price, Michael Bourn, Gerrit Cole, Mike Leake and Anthony Rendon, to name a few.
For local fans or alumni, this year's tournament represents the only time that Hawaii, LSU and Nebraska will play in the state of Texas this season, while the Houston College Classic will be the only stop in Houston for Baylor and Texas A&M in 2015.
"The Astros are extremely proud to host the Houston College Classic," said Houston Astros President Reid Ryan. "It's one of the best preseason college baseball tournaments in the country and represents a great kickoff to our 2015 season."
Select student and adult daily tickets and three-day tournament passes are now available for purchase online at www.Astros.com/CollegeClassic. Tickets can also be purchased at the Minute Maid Park Box Office (during regular business hours), by calling Ticketmaster at 1-877-9ASTROS, or by visiting any of the Astros regular Houston-area Ticketmaster outlets.
Adult tickets purchased in advance are available for a $16 daily admission, as well as a $36 three-day tournament pass. Tickets for high school and college students, with a valid student ID, and children (ages 4-14) are available now for $10 daily and $24 for a tournament pass.
Season ticket holders (27-game packages and up) are offered a $10 daily ticket and a $24 tournament pass. To purchase general admission group tickets for groups of 20 or more, please call 713-259-8381. Luxury suites can be purchased for the entire tournament or on a daily basis by calling 713-259-8843. Diamond Club tickets are available for purchase by calling 713-259-8333.
Select parking in the Astros controlled lots will be sold for $15 (Diamond Lot) and $10 (Lot A, B).
2015 Houston College Classic Schedule*
Fri., March 6 Baylor vs. Hawaii 12:05 p.m.
Nebraska vs. Texas A&M 3:35 p.m.
Houston (#3) vs. LSU (#2) 7:05 p.m.
Sat., March 7 Hawaii vs. Nebraska 12:05 p.m.
LSU (#2) vs. Baylor 3:35 p.m.
Texas A&M vs. Houston (#3) 7:05 p.m.
Sun., March 8 Nebraska vs. LSU (#2) 11:05 a.m.
Baylor vs. Texas A&M 2:35 p.m.
Hawaii vs. Houston (#3) 6:05 p.m.
(home teams listed second)
* - times subject to change