Nov. 27, 2000
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Tickets are now available for the first and second rounds of the 2000 NCAA Championships, hosted by Santa Clara University this Thursday and Friday. Due to reconstruction of SCU's Leavey Event Center, all three matches will take place at San Jose State University's Event Center. State schools from Long Beach, San Jose and Sacramento will travel to the Bronco regional.
San Jose State and Long Beach State will play on Thursday, Nov. 30 at 5 p.m., while Sacramento State and the Broncos will play after the conclusion of the first match, around 7 p.m. On Friday, Dec. 1, the winners of both Thursday contests will face each other at 7 p.m.
Tickets are available for purchase at Santa Clara's Athletic Department or at the San Jose State University Event Center, starting Tuesday. Box office hours at both facilities are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please call 408-924-6333 to order tickets. Tickets will also be available day of game.
Santa Clara will be offering a three-match package in addition to single-day tickets. For all three matches, adults are $10, students and seniors are $6 and youths are $4. For those interested in single-day tickets, adults are $7 and students, seniors and youths are $5. All seats are general admission.
The Broncos, 26-4 overall, are making their third straight postseason appearance, and fifth overall. Santa Clara earned one of 31 automatic bids by winning the West Coast Conference Championship.
The winner of the Bronco regional will advance to the regional final to face one of four teams, with date, location and time to be determined: Hawaii (27-1), Davidson (24-11), Texas Tech (24-8) or Utah (22-7). The semifinals and Championship matches will be contested at Virginia Commonwealth University, in Richmond, Va., Thursday and Saturday, Dec. 14 and 16.