Nineteen international softball games, including the slow pitch Border Battle III , will take place during the World Cup of Softball VI July 21-25 at the Amateur Softball Association (ASA) of America Hall of Fame Complex. The event, sanctioned by the International Softball Federation, features premiere international women's fast pitch teams from Australia, Canada, Czech Republic, Great Britain, Japan and the United States. Men's slow pitch teams from Canada and the USA will also play in Oklahoma City.
"The World Cup of Softball is the premier event in international women's fast pitch softball, and the Border Battle is the top event in men's slow pitch. We could not be more excited to welcome players from around the country and around the world to our stadium this July," said ASA Executive Director Ron Radigonda. "The people of Oklahoma City have been incredibly supportive of our sport for many years. When our athletes walk on to the field with 'USA' across their chests this summer, we know the community will be in the stands to cheer them on. The atmosphere is what makes the World Cup such an incredible experience for athletes and fans."
For its sixth run in Oklahoma City, the World Cup will feature the 2011 USA Softball Women's National Team with other teams scheduled to appear: 2008 Olympic Bronze Medalist Australia, 2010 International Softball Federation (ISF) Women's World Championship Bronze Medalist Canada, 2009 European Softball Federation (ESF) Women's Championship Bronze Medalist Czech Republic, 2009 ESF Women's Championship Silver Medalist Great Britain, and 2008 Olympic Champion Japan. On Saturday afternoon, the men's slow pitch Border Battle will return as USA and Canada will face off for the third time in a much anticipated rivalry match up.
All-session tickets, which are $275 and $325 for the Ultimate Fan Zone seating in the first three rows of the stadium, $75 for other reserved seating and $40 for general admission seating, can be purchased online now at SoftballOutlet.com or by calling 800-654-8337. Single session general admission tickets are also available.