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Little League International Takes Little League Baseball World Series Ticket Lottery Online

Little League International Takes Little League Baseball World Series Ticket Lottery Online

Lottery Winners to Be Notified in April

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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 2011 World Series Ticket Lottery will be 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 http://www.littleleague.org/media/2011WSTickets.htm.

In past years, the annual Little League Baseball World Series Ticket Lottery consisted of letters being written to Little League International requesting up to four tickets for the World Series title game. Those letters were then placed into a box and winners were drawn at random. For 2011, the online submissions will replace the letters, yet the random selection process will continue.

“The World Series Ticket Lottery is very popular, and in previous years we would receive hundreds of letters requesting tickets,” Scott Rosenberg, Little League International’s Director of Public Relations, said. “Focused on making the process easier for people to enter the lottery, moving the submission process online makes sense. 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 2011 Little League Baseball World Series Championship Game in Williamsport, on Aug. 28.”

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, 2011. Telephone, fax and e-mail requests 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. 18. Games are played each day through Aug. 28, with the exception of Friday Aug. 27, which is a scheduled “off” day. The specific schedule of games will be released during National Little League Week (the week of June 13-19), 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, the attendance over the 32 games of the Little League Baseball World Series topped 380,000.

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.