December 9, 2011 > Little League Ticket Lottery Now Active
Little League Ticket Lottery Now Active
Submitted By Steve Barr
Each year, Little League International provides an opportunity for Little League fans to receive tickets to the Little League Baseball World Series Championship game through the Little League Baseball World Series Ticket Lottery.
The 2012 World Series Ticket Lottery is being conducted online with all submissions being collected through Little League's website: www.LittleLeague.org. Ticket seekers are asked to complete the Little League World Series Ticket Lottery Entry Form, available at: http://www.littleleague.org/media/2012WSTickets.htm.
In past years, the Little League Baseball World Series Ticket Lottery requests were mailed to Little League International requesting up to four tickets for the World Series title game. From those requests, the winners were drawn at random. This is the second year online submissions have replaced the mailed requests. The random selection process will continue.
"The World Series Ticket Lottery has always been popular, but the move of the lottery online last year allowed many more Little League fans access to the lottery," Scott Rosenberg, Little League International's Director of Public Relations, said. "The number of people who showed interest in the lottery last year was the highest it has ever been. Now, with a few key strokes, Little League fans around the world can enter the lottery for a chance to receive up to four tickets to the 2012 Little League Baseball World Series Championship Game in South Williamsport, on Aug. 26."
Lottery winners will receive a maximum of four tickets for the Little League Baseball World Championship Game.
Little League International will accept all electronic World Series Ticket Lottery entries until March 31, 2012. Requests received by telephone, fax, mail and e-mail will not be accepted.
As always, there is never any admission charged at the Little League Baseball World Series. Parking also is free.
In April, Little League International will notify all Ticket Lottery winners. Individuals receiving tickets must pick up their tickets at the "will call" window at Lamade Stadium during the week prior to the World Series, or during the Series.
"It's important to remember, even if someone does not receive tickets for the World Championship Game, they still will be able to attend and watch the game from the terraced hills at Lamade Stadium," Mr. Rosenberg said. "Tickets are never required for the terraced hills. All you need to do is arrive and find a place to sit. Many people bring a blanket or lawn chairs to make a day of it, and it's a great place for a family outing.
"Seating for the preliminary games in most areas of Lamade Stadium and Volunteer Stadium is first-come, first-served," Mr. Rosenberg said. "Although we have not experienced lengthy delays because of enhanced security measures in the last few years, we suggest if you plan to sit in the stadiums, you arrive early."
Individual game passes may be distributed upon entering either stadium during some games, to assist World Series ushers in controlling crowd size. These passes are not available in advance and will be distributed only by ushers prior to the respective games.
The World Series tournament begins on Aug. 16. Games are played each day through Aug. 26, with the exception of Friday Aug. 24, which is a scheduled "off" day. The specific schedule of games will be released during National Little League Week (the week of June 11-17), which was proclaimed by both President Dwight D. Eisenhower and President John F. Kennedy.
The 16 teams in the Little League Baseball World Series will reach Williamsport at the end of the world's largest elimination tournament. The Little League International Tournament begins on July 1, and will feature more than 16,000 games over the following 45 days to determine the 16 finalists. Last year, a record 414,905 fans attended the Little League Baseball World Series.
Souvenir tickets for the terraced hill seating are available by writing to:
Attention: Souvenir Terrace Tickets
Little League International
PO Box 3485
539 U.S. Route 15 Hwy.
Williamsport, PA 17701
Requests for these souvenir tickets must include a stamped, self-addressed envelope. These souvenir tickets will be mailed in early August.
For more information, visit www.LittleLeague.org