One of the nation’s premier college baseball tournaments is set to return to U.S. Bank Stadium for the first time since 2020. Minnesota Baseball has continued its partnership with Cambria to host the second ever 2022 Cambria College Classic, taking place March 4 to March 6.
Cambria is the leading American-made, family-owned producer of natural quartz surfaces and has long been an integral supporter of the University of Minnesota. Running through 2025, this partnership highlights Cambria’s continued support of Gopher Athletics and the University of Minnesota.
“I’m very proud and honored to welcome back Cambria as our title sponsor of the Cambria College Classic in 2022, featuring some of the top Big XII, Big Ten and ACC programs at U.S. Bank Stadium,” said head coach John Anderson. “I could not be more impressed with the professionalism and diligence that Cambria has shown. Throughout this process, they have gone above and beyond to make this event a success, both on and off the field.”
“Their efforts and engagement to make this event special and attractive to our fans, opponents and student-athletes will serve as a true first-rate experience at a premier venue. Our goal is to grow the Cambria College Classic into one of the premier college baseball events of the spring season, bringing the best of our sport together annually to promote the game of baseball in the state of Minnesota. I couldn’t be more excited to have Cambria as part of this growing tradition for years to come,” Anderson said.
From March 4 to March 6, a collection of Big XII, Big Ten and Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) programs will join Minnesota for the three-day, nine-game round-robin tournament: No. 11 Notre Dame, Kansas, West Virginia, Illinois and Michigan State.
“Cambria is proud to be the title sponsor for this year’s tournament,” said Eric Curry, Cambria’s Senior Vice President, Sports Partnerships. “Baseball has a strong legacy in this state and it is an honor to team up with the University of Minnesota, as both entities work to ensure that this event continues to remain an outstanding experience for players, coaches, and fans.”
Each Big Ten team will play each ACC/Big XII program once over the course of the event, resulting in a three-game schedule for every team in attendance. The winner of the tournament will be the team with the best overall record at the end of the three days, with head-to-head competition serving as the tiebreaker.
At the conclusion of the Classic’s final game between Notre Dame and Minnesota on March 6, a brief award ceremony will be held at home plate. Presented at the ceremony will be the championship trophy designed and handcrafted by Cambria, the all-tournament team, the tournament MVP and more.
Tickets are now available for purchase through the U.S. Bank Stadium Ticket Office and Ticketmaster. Daily tickets for all-day access to the full slate of Cambria College Classic games are $10 per day. Full tournament packages are also available for $25.
Minnesota highly encourages fans to purchase tickets at the U.S. Bank Stadium Ticket Office on game day to avoid online fees.
Below is a complete schedule of the 2022 Cambria College Classic:
All times CT – Visiting Team Listed First
Friday, March 4
11:05 am Michigan State vs. Kansas
3:05 pm Illinois vs. Notre Dame
7:00 pm West Virginia vs. Minnesota
Saturday, March 5
11:05 am Notre Dame vs. Michigan State
3:05 pm West Virginia vs. Illinois
7:05 pm Kansas vs. Minnesota
Sunday, March 6
10:05 am West Virginia vs. Michigan State
2:05 pm Kansas vs. Illinois
6:05 pm Notre Dame vs. Minnesota
(Info courtesy of Gopher Sports)