OMAHA, Neb., April 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The top power hitters in college baseball will converge on TD Ameritrade Park Omaha for the sixth annual TD Ameritrade College Home Run Derby at 7:30 p.m. CT on Thursday, July 2, live on ESPN. The family-friendly event, produced by Chicago-based Intersport, promises excitement and entertainment, and it will conclude with the 31st annual Omaha World-Heraldfireworks 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 2015 season.
"We are proud to bring the TD Ameritrade College Home Run Derby to life for the sixth straight year," said Katrina Booker, managing director of communications and public affairs for TD Ameritrade. "We look forward to a night of inspiration – for the athletes competing for the ultimate honor, the organizations that do so much to enhance the quality of life in our communities, and especially the fans and families gathering to take part in this annual Independence Day tradition. Thanks to our continued partnership with the Omaha World-Herald we will once again enjoy baseball and fireworks under the ballpark lights."
Rules of Play
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.
In each round, contestants will attempt to hit as many home runs as they can before logging 10 outs, or hits that do not result in a home run. Balls reaching the warning track will not count as an out, giving players another opportunity at bat. Additionally, following the tenth and final out of each at bat, contestants will have an opportunity to hit a home run with the "Bonus Ball." If successful, the special ball will tack two additional home runs onto the contestant's total score.
Tickets on Sale Now
Individual tickets for the 2015 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, April 28, 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.
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), and CelebTV. 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 Hockey City Classic, 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).
At TD Ameritrade:
Kim Hillyer, Director, Communications & Public Affairs 402-574-6523 [email protected]