2021 feels like a long way off, considering we just entered 2019, but TCU baseball already has plans to play in a tournament in two years, according to Kendall Rodgers of D1 Baseball.
Here's a Saturday morning nugget for you:— Kendall Rogers (@KendallRogers) January 5, 2019
The #Rangers will host a tournament at its new ballpark in 2021. The teams?@TexasBaseball @RazorbackBSB @TTU_Baseball @TCU_Baseball @OleMissBSB @HailStateBB.
Should be an amazing tourney.
Look at that tournament field: TCU, Texas, Ole Miss, Arkansas, Mississippi State, and Texas Tech.
Four of these schools (Texas, Arkansas, Texas Tech, and Mississippi State) made the College World Series in 2018, and all six have been to Omaha as recently as 2014. In fact, since 2014, these six teams have combined for 15 appearances in the College World Series.
TCU fans are accustomed to seeing the Frogs play in significant regular-season tournaments these days. The Frogs have rotated between the Minute Maid Classic in Houston, and the Dodger Stadium College Baseball Classic in Los Angeles the past few seasons, where they’ve faced some of the best teams in baseball not named TCU.
The Frogs will finally be the local team for a big tournament, now, as the new Texas Rangers ballpark - Globe Life Field - will sit just 20 miles away from Lupton Stadium when it is completed.
Globe Life Field is expected to open in March of 2020, in time for the Texas Rangers’ 2020 season, and it will have a retractable roof.