For the first time in program history, Illinois State will host the 2013 State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Baseball Championship, May 21-25, at Duffy Bass Field.

Baseball fans from around the community will have the opportunity to watch four games a day, Tuesday-Thursday, with the championship game scheduled for Saturday, May 25, at 7 p.m.

All-session tickets are on sale now by calling the ISU Athletics Ticket Office at (309) 438-8000. Ticket forms will also be made available during the season at Duffy Bass Field.

Located in the northwest corner of Illinois State’s athletics complex, Duffy Bass Field was dedicated on May 9, 2009, in honor of legendary ISU baseball coach Duffy Bass. Bass guided the 1969 Redbirds to the College Division national championship.

Illinois State was awarded the 2013 State Farm MVC Championship on a bid basis. The university also played host to the 2012 State Farm MVC Cross Country Championship at the Weibring Golf Course on ISU’s campus.