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2023 Evanston Regional Central – Northwestern University Athletics

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Northwestern softball was named the No. 12 National Seed in the 2023 NCAA Softball Tournament and will welcome Eastern Illinois, Miami (OH) and Kentucky to Sharon J. Drysdale Field for the Evanston Regional from May 19-21.

The double-elimination regional begins on Friday, May. 19 and will feature six or seven games, all of which will be televised on the ESPN family of networks.

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Full Schedule (all times listed in central):

Friday, May 19

Game 1 – Kentucky vs. Miami (OH) – 12 p.m. CT – SEC Network | Live Stats

Game 2 – Northwestern vs. Eastern Illinois – 2:30 p.m. CT – ESPN+ | Live Stats

Saturday, May 20

Game 3 – Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2 – 12 p.m. CT

Game 4 – Loser of Game 1 vs. Loser of Game 2 – 2:30 p.m. CT

Game 5 – Loser of Game 3 vs. Winner of Game 4 – 5 p.m. CT

Sunday, May 21

Game 6 – Winner of Game 3 vs. Winner of Game 5 – 3 p.m. CT

Game 7 (if necessary) – 5:30 p.m. CT


Parking throughout the entire weekend is complimentary in the East Lot of Ryan Field. Fans will enter the venue through the Welsh-Ryan Arena Lobby. The address for Sharon J. Drysdale Field is 1501 Central Street, Evanston, IL 60201.

Tickets are available online in advance HERE and at the ticket office on gamedays, located at the main entrance to Welsh-Ryan Arena. Ticket prices are $12 for adults and $10 for youth. Youth are considered patrons aged 17 years and younger. Additionally, Northwestern University students can receive a complimentary ticket by showing their Wildcards at the ticket office on gameday – complimentary tickets courtesy of the Northwestern Athletics department.

Box Scores for all the games can be found here as they happen. Live Stats links are above in the schedule section.


Postgame Press Conferences will be uploaded to the Evanston Regional Virtual Pressbox (link below) as they happen. Media will be able to attend post-game press conferences for all teams at the media room in Welsh-Ryan Arena, except for teams that play back-to-back games. (Between Games 4 and 5 and between Games 6 and 7)


Bag Policy

Ticket holders may bring bags to the games, but all bags are subject to search by gate security staff. Additionally, fans may not bring outside food or beverage or other prohibited items (mentioned below).



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