OMAHA, Neb.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The top power hitters in college baseball will converge on TD Ameritrade Park Omaha for the seventh annual TD Ameritrade College Home Run Derby at 7:30 p.m. CT on Sunday, July 3, live on ESPN2. The family-friendly event, produced by Chicago-based Intersport, promises excitement and entertainment, and will conclude with the 32nd annual Omaha World-Herald fireworks display.
The annual TD Ameritrade College Home Run Derby showcases some of college baseball’s premier sluggers, all of whom have ranked among the nation’s home run leaders during the 2016 season.
“We are proud to once again bring the TD Ameritrade College Home Run Derby to life,” said Katrina Booker, managing director of communications and public affairs for TD Ameritrade. “It’s a night that has, for many, become an annual Independence Day tradition. We look forward to welcoming this year’s competitors, the organizations that do so much to enhance the quality of life in our communities, and fans and families alike to a night at the ballpark. Thanks to our continued relationship with the Omaha World-Herald we can promise them a memorable night of baseball and fireworks.”
Tickets on Sale Now
Individual tickets for the 2016 TD Ameritrade College Home Run Derby & Omaha World-Herald Fireworks are $8 for children (ages 3-12), $12 for adults, or a ‘Family Four-Pack’ for $36, and go on sale Tuesday, May 3, at 10 a.m. CT. Tickets may be purchased in-person from the CenturyLink Center Omaha box office, by calling Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000, or online at Ticketmaster.com. Service fees will apply to those tickets purchased over the phone or online, but not to those purchased in-person. For groups of 20 or more, visit www.collegehomerunderby.com.
More information, including participating players and other notable participants, will be released in the coming weeks. Follow the TD Ameritrade College Home Run Derby on Facebook and Twitter for the latest event updates and information.
New for 2016! Rules of Play Change
The College Home Run Derby includes three rounds of play: Round 1 featuring all contestants, Round 2 featuring the hitters with the top four scores after Round 1, and Round 3 featuring the top two sluggers after Round 2.
New for the 2016 competition, contestants in each round will have a timed period of four minutes to hit as many home runs as they can, rather than the traditional 10-out method used in past derbies. Once the timed period concludes, contestants will have one final opportunity to hit a home run with the “Bonus Ball.” If successful, two additional home runs will be added to the contestant’s total score.
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Since 1985, Intersport has been an award-winning innovator and leader in the creation of sports and entertainment-based marketing platforms. Intersport creates unique content and experiences for clients that attract and engage passionate audiences through four divisions: Sponsorship & Event Marketing, Sports Properties, Sports & Entertainment Content (for broadcast and digital media). These experiences range from the ultra-exclusive to the biggest stages in sports and entertainment. Intersport also owns and operates several annual, televised events, including the Under Armour All-America High School Football Game, the College Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships, the All-Star Football Challenge, and the College Home Run Derby. To learn more about Intersport, log on to www.intersportnet.com, like us on Facebook (www.Facebook.com/IntersportBuzz) or follow us on Twitter (@IntersportBuzz).
Source: TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation