The softball matchup between two of the state's three 2013 NCAA Tournament entries has a 3 p.m. first pitch next Tuesday while the Demons-Tigers baseball matchup follows at 7. General admission tickets will remain available at the gate through the start of both games, but NSU athletic ticket manager Ruth Fruge' expects all grandstand seat tickets will be sold by this weekend, perhaps earlier.
Between games, the Fat Tuesday Tailgating Party will feature food, festivities and the popular band "Johnny Earthquake and the Moondogs" in the Demon Alley tailgating zone located between the softball and baseball stadiums and boarding the football practice field south of Turpin Stadium.
Tickets for both games and the tailgating party are available by calling 318-357-4268, the NSU athletic ticket office, or can be purchased online at NSUDemons.com, where secure transactions can be made at any time.
The best deal is the $25 State of Purple Package which provides general admission to both games and access to the tailgating party.
There are 1,000 seats in the covered grandstand at Brown-Stroud Field. Those remaining 100-plus tickets cost $30, providing seating in the permanent bleachers behind home plate. General admission is lawn seating ($20) offering several temporary sets of bleachers available on a first-come, first-served basis atop the hillside down the first-base line. Fans who choose that option are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets to sit on the sloping hillsides along the first and third-base lines at the picturesque ballpark, which held 4,214 for a 2001 NSU-LSU matchup.
Grandstand chairback seats at the brand-new softball stadium at the Lady Demon Diamond are $20. General admission bleacher seats in the softball grandstand are $10.
The Fat Tuesday Tailgating Party from 4:30-6:30 carries a $5 charge for a wristband admitting fans for food, refreshment vendors, live music, carnival-style games, inflatables for kids and other attractions.
Children age 2 and under are free at all events. High school coaches will be able to redeem their coaches' cards for one general admission ticket (lawn seating for baseball).
Only two VIP baseball gameday sponsorship packages remain available. They include 12 tickets to a fully-catered, restricted tented area above the grandstand at Brown-Stroud Field, signage on the tent as requested, 12 wristbands for the Fat Tuesday Tailgating Party, four VIP parking passes and public address recognition twice during the NSU-LSU baseball game, with the packages available for a $2,000 fee. Associate athletic director Adam Jonson is the contact at firstname.lastname@example.org via email or by telephone at 318-357-4295.
Tailgating slots for RVs are available for $50, including two parking spaces, power, water and cable TV connections. NSU athletic staffer Andrew Clausen is the contact person and can be reached at 318-357-4293 or email@example.com via email.