Could Dodd Stadium host an NCAA Regional?

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Having won 21 straight games, the University of Connecticut baseball team is the hottest in the country.  The Huskies currently sit atop the Big East standings and rose to 23rd in the RPI after last weekend’s sweep over Rutgers.

UConn will put itself in a position to host an NCAA tournament regional if it continues to win, but a regional cannot be held in Storrs, as the on-campus baseball facility, J.O. Christian Field, does not have enough seating capacity to host such an event.

Among the baseball facilities in Connecticut with sufficient seating capacity, Dodd Stadium is the closest to Storrs, located approximately 22 miles from the UConn campus.

Dodd Stadium should be available for NCAA regionals since the Connecticut Tigers home opener is not until June 26.  Regionals will be held from May 29 to June 1.

Norwich hosted the Huskies as recently as last year, when UConn played a regular season contest against the University of Pittsburgh at Dodd Stadium on May 8, 2009.

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