Wildcats Set to Play Obregón in 2021 Mexican Baseball Fiesta
TUCSON, Ariz. — The Arizona Wildcats will kick off their slate of fall competitions with a matchup against Yaquis de Obregón at the 2021 Mexican Baseball Fiesta.
Arizona and Obregón, a member of the Mexican Pacific League, will square off in the second game of a doubleheader on Sunday, Oct. 3 at Kino Stadium.
"This game is a great opportunity for our program to connect with the Tucson community while also competing at the highest level," Arizona Baseball head coach Chip Hale said. "Playing against a quality opponent in Obregón will give us a great early evaluation of our roster and present our freshman class with their first taste of performing in front of a large, engaged crowd."
This will be the Wildcats second time participating in this unique environment, having previously faced the Naranjeros de Hermosillo in the 2018 Fiesta.
"The Vamos A Tucson Mexican Baseball Fiesta has become one of the top entertainment/baseball events on the Tucson calendar," President of the Mexican Baseball Fiesta Mike Feder said. "The word Fiesta best describes our event – A PARTY! We are also thrilled to add the Arizona Wildcats to the Mexican Baseball Fiesta, they will be a great addition to this year's events. Cats fans will bring a new excitement to the Fiesta. I'm excited to see Chip Hale as head coach in his Wildcat uniform again for his first 'official' game!"
Tickets for the 2021 Mexican Baseball Fiesta are on sale now at MexicanBaseballFiesta.com. Ticket prices for all games are $15 for box seats and $10 for general admission tickets. Tickets for children aged 6-16 and seniors are $6 but are not on sale until the day of each game.
In addition to their participation in the Fiesta, the Wildcats will also square off against two collegiate opponents for traditional fall baseball games. Details on both competitions will be released soon.
Arizona is allowed to play Obregón per an NCAA bylaw that allows collegiate teams to play one contest a year with a foreign opponent in the United States. The game does not count against the 56 games in the regular season or the two fall games.
The Wildcats begin fall training next week at Hi Corbett Field in preparation for their first season under head coach Chip Hale. Arizona returns numerous crucial contributors to last season's run to the College World Series and will complement their returning corps of veterans with a talented incoming class of freshmen and transfers.