Baseball Championship
FACILITY
Melching Field at Conrad Park
One of the most picturesque, fan-friendly stadiums in the nation, Melching Field at Conrad Park enters its thirteenth season as the home of the Stetson Hatters. At a cost of $4.5 million, Melching Field was the result of a joint effort between Stetson University, DeLand Sports Redevelopment Association and the City of DeLand. Built on the same site as old Conrad Park, Melching Field opened on Feb. 12, 1999 as the Hatters defeated Louisville 4-3 before an overflow crowd of 2,874 fans.

This season marks the 15th time that Stetson has hosted the Atlantic Sun Baseball Championship.

WEATHER
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TICKET INFORMATION
Day Passes will be available for $15 for General Admission (bleachers) and $20 for Reserved seating during the tournament ONLY. We will offer Tournament Passes from April 29-May 21 for $45 for General Admission (bleachers) and $55 for Reserved Seating by calling (386) 822-8110. Tournament Passes will not be sold during the tournament.


DIRECTIONS to MELCHING FIELD

FROM ORLANDO/TAMPA (I-4 East): Take the first DeLand Exit (114) and turn left on State Road 472. Travel approximately three miles and fork right onto Highway 17/92, which becomes Woodland Boulevard. Pass through five stop lights. Melching Field at Conrad Park will be on the right at the corner of Woodland and Hubbard.

FROM JACKSONVILLE/MIAMI (I-95): Take the Speedway Blvd. Exit (261 or 261B) and head west approximately 18 miles into DeLand. Turn left on Woodland Blvd. and continue south for approximately four miles, going through the Stetson campus and downtown DeLand. Melching field at Conrad Park will be on the left at the corner of Woodland and Hubbard.

FROM OCALA (I-75): Take Exit 358 and head east on State Road 326. Travel approximately 15 miles and turn left on State Road 40. Travel approximately 45 miles and turn right on US Highway 17 in Barberville. Travel approximately 15 miles into DeLand as highway 17 becomes Woodland Boulevard. Pass through the Stetson campus and downtown DeLand. Melching Field at Conrad Park will be on the left at the corner of Woodland and Hubbard.



MEDIA INFORMATION

Credentials
Credential requests should be forwarded to Patrick McCoy, pmccoy@atlanticsun.org.

Results & Origional Contentformation
Results will be posted on the A-Sun Baseball Championship page on the Atlantic Sun website (www.atlanticsun.org) as soon as they are available. Results and a recap from each day will be also emailed to all A-Sun baseball contacts as soon as they are available. Additionally, videos from select participants and a slideshow featuring the day’s action will be available online.

Filing a Story
Contact a member of the Stetson Media Relations or Atlantic Sun Conference Communications staff for assistance in filing a story during the championship.



ACCOMODATIONS

PRIMARY HOTEL PARTNER
Holiday Inn Express
1330 Saxon Blvd., Orange City, FL 32763
Contact: Dena Scroggins, General Manager (386) 917-0004
Rate: $79 per room (includes two beds and full hot breakfast)

ADDITIONAL HOTEL PARTNER
Clarion Inn
350 E. International Speedway Blvd., DeLand, FL 32724
Contact: Lillian Hess, General Manager (386) 738-5200

ADDITIONAL HOTEL PARTNER
Comfort Inn
400 E. International Speedway Blvd., DeLand, FL 32724
Contact: Bob Desai, General Manager (386) 736-3100