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Excellent Bout at the Ballpark seat locations still available for Feb. 12 showcase at Globe Life Field in Arlington

by USA Wrestling

We are less than two months away from the first-ever Bout at the Ballpark, a collegiate and international dual meet event set to take place at Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas on February 12, 2022.


Give yourself, your family and your friends a holiday gift by ordering your seats at this time.


Bout at the Ballpark will feature competition between Oklahoma State and Iowa, a premier collegiate dual meet that will take place alongside a dual between the national men’s freestyle teams of the United States and Iran.


Tickets are on sale now for this historic event in Arlington. Fans can now purchase individual and group tickets, as well as parking passes. Fans are encouraged to buy tickets soon to ensure the best seating.


The two wrestling mats will be located between the areas of pitcher’s mound and second base and will be placed on raised stages to improve sightlines from the seating bowl. Floor seating will be added with the Globe Life Field capacity expected to be at least 27,000 for the matches.


Pre-sale for this event has been strong and the best seat locations will continue to become limited as we enter the start of the New Year.


Both Oklahoma State and Iowa will be wrestling over the holidays, giving fans a look at the two schools leading up to this one-of-a-kind event. Oklahoma State will compete in six dual meets in the month of January alone, a strong test ahead of the Bout at the Ballpark. Iowa is set to wrestle in the Midlands Championships over the holidays. Oklahoma State and Iowa have won the most NCAA Div. I team titles in history, and have a storied rivalry.


In the latest NWCA coaches poll, Iowa is ranked as the No. 1 team in the country. Oklahoma State is ranked fourth.


On the international side, top Team USA wrestlers will begin to wrestle in major international tournaments beginning in January. Athletes are set to travel to competitions – including the Henri Deglane Grand Prix in France (Jan. 20-23) and the Ivan Yariguin in Russia (Jan. 26-30), giving fans a chance to watch these top-level athletes. Many who are expected to compete at Bout at the Ballpark will be overseas at these top tournaments.


Rosters for this event – for both Team USA and Iran – will be announced in the coming weeks.


The U.S. and Iran are among the top world powers in international men’s freestyle wrestling. The United States took second at the 2021 World Championships, with Iran finishing in a close third place. The two countries combined for seven medals at the Tokyo Olympics (with the U.S. winning five of those medals).


The friendly rivalry between the United States and Iran goes back decades. In 1998, a USA Wrestling international men’s freestyle team was the first U.S. sports team to compete in Iran since the Iranian revolution, a period which spanned almost two decades. Since that historic 1998 event, the United States wrestling team has competed in Iran 17 times, while the Iranian wrestling team has wrestled in the USA 16 times. The last time Iran competed in the United States was in 2016 at the World Cup in Los Angeles.


Fans at home will be able to watch this event live on FloWrestling.


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