World Cup of Softball X returns to Irvine, Calif.; Super Fan tickets now available

February 4, 2015

Oklhoma City, OK


World Cup of Softball X returns to Irvine, Calif.; Super Fan tickets now available


OKLAHOMA CITY — As countries begin their training for the 2015 Pan American Games this summer in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, the top softball teams in the world will once again return to Bill Barber Park in Irvine, Calif. for the World Cup of Softball X the Amateur Softball Association (ASA)/USA Softball announced today.  Hosted by Southern California ASA/USA Softball, the World Cup, an International Softball Federation (ISF) sanctioned event, will be played June 29 - July 5 and will include the top teams in the world, including Team USA, Japan, Canada, Puerto Rico, Mexico and for the first time the USA Softball Junior Women's National Team. 


"Getting to hang out with the people who love the sport as much as we do is the best," said USA Softball's Sam Fischer (Simi Valley, Calif.).  "Meeting and talking with some of our biggest fans make the entire USA Softball experience even better."


Fans attending the World Cup of Softball X can have a chance to view some of the best softball in the world from the best seats at Bill Barber Park (Deanna Manning Stadium) by purchasing Super Fan tickets.  Now through March 2, Super Fan tickets will be available by emailing WorldCupXIrvine@aol.com with your inquiries or by clicking here


"We're so thankful for our fans who come out and watch us play," said USA Softball's Lauren Gibson (Pasadena, Md.).  "It's always so great to meet them and thank them for all their support!"


The Super Fan ticket ($250) includes premium, stadium seating for all seven days of the World Cup with Super Fans receiving a USA Softball "Fan Pack", which includes a VIP parking pass, a World Cup X t-shirt, program, souvenir ticket, and more! The ticket also includes a private meet and greet with the 2015 USA Softball Women’s National Teams during the World Cup.


The World Cup schedule as well as the dates and times for Super Fan events, including the meet and greet, are not yet finalized. For updates, including the game schedule, check USASoftball.com.  Fans can also visit www.socalasa.org for more information or email WorldCupXIrvine@aol.com with any questions.


About the ISF 
Headquartered in Plant City, Florida (USA), the ISF is a member of the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC), the world governing body for the sport which is recognized by the International Olympic Committee and SportAccord (formerly the General Association of International Sports Federations). Softball (women’s fast pitch) made its Olympic debut at the 1996 Games in Atlanta. There are 127 affiliated countries in the ISF and millions of participants in the sport worldwide.  


About ASA
The Amateur Softball Association, founded in 1933, is the National Governing Body of softball in the United States and a member of the United States Olympic Committee. The ASA has become one of the nation’s largest sports organizations and now sanctions competition in every state through a network of 76 local associations. The ASA has grown from a few hundred teams in the early days to over 165,000 teams today, representing a membership of more than 2.5 million. For more information on the ASA, visit http://www.asasoftball.com/.
About USA Softball
USA Softball is the brand created, operated and owned by the ASA that links the USA Men’s, Women’s, Junior Boys’ and Junior Girls’ National Team programs together. USA Softball is responsible for training, equipping and promoting these four National Teams to compete in international and domestic competitions. The USA Softball Women’s National Team is one of only two women’s sports involved in the Olympic movement to capture three consecutive gold medals at the Olympic Games since 1996. The U.S. women have also won nine World Championship titles and have claimed seven World Cup of Softball titles. For more information about USA Softball, please visit http://www.usasoftball.com/.



Codi Warren


Assistant Director of Marketing and Communications

Amateur Softball Association of America/USA Softball

Office 405.425.3431 | Cell 405. 420. 2817