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Planning to Attend the Little League Baseball World Series?

Here’s How to Request Tickets
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (Feb. 10, 2005) – Time is running out to enter the lottery for tickets to the World Championship Game of the 2005 Little League Baseball World Series, scheduled for 3:30 p.m. on Aug. 28.

However, even if tickets are not requested, they are not required for admission or seating in most areas for the other 31 Little League Baseball World Series games. No ticket is ever required, including for the World Championship Game, for seating on the terraced hills overlooking the outfield fence at Howard J. Lamade Stadium.

As always, there is never any admission charged at the Little League Baseball World Series. Parking also is free.

Those desiring tickets for the World Championship Game must prepare a letter requesting up to four tickets (maximum). Little League International will accept mailed requests through Feb. 28, 2005. Telephone, fax and e-mail requests, as well as requests received after Feb. 28, will not be accepted.

Requests must be mailed or hand-delivered to:

Attention: Championship Game Tickets
Little League International
PO Box 3485
539 U.S. Route 15 Hwy
Williamsport, PA 17701

Little League Baseball will notify individuals submitting ticket requests through the lottery process as to whether or not they were selected. 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,” Scott Rosenberg, Little League International’s assistant to the president for special projects, said. “Tickets are never required for the terraced hills. All you need to do is arrive and find a place on the terraced hills. Many people bring a blanket or lawn chairs to make a day of it, and it’s a great place for a family outing.”

The tournament begins on Aug. 19 with three games scheduled, followed by six games on Aug. 20, five games on Aug. 21, 22 and 23, two games on Aug. 24 and 25, no games on Aug. 26, two games (the U.S. and International Championships) on Aug. 27, and two games (the Consolation Final and the World Championship) on Aug. 28. The specific schedule of games will be released during National Little League Week (the week of June 12-18), which was proclaimed by both President Dwight D. Eisenhower and President John F. Kennedy.

The sixteen 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, the attendance over the 32 games of the Little League Baseball World Series topped 300,000.

Although a ticket is required for all seating areas in Lamade Stadium during the World Championship Game, fans do not need a ticket to be seated in most sections for any of the other 31 games. Twenty-one games will be played in Lamade Stadium, and 11 will be played in Little League Volunteer Stadium. Both stadiums are located on Little League International’s 66-acre complex.

As always, arriving well before the game is a good idea.

“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 by ushers prior to the respective games.

Souvenir tickets for the terraces 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.