Bout at the Ballpark presented by Kubota will return to Globe Life Field for the second straight year. The event will feature competition with NCAA ranked Oklahoma State (11) and Michigan (5) on Friday, February 3, 2023.

The event will feature a new format this year, with one wrestling mat placed on home plate. Floor seating will also be added for the event.

Oklahoma State returns to Bout at the Ballpark for the second year, while this will be the first year for Michigan to participate in the event. Bout at the Ballpark is the seventh meeting between the two programs, with the last matchup coming in 2004, also at a neutral site (Cleveland, OH).

Kubota will serve as the title sponsor for the event. Kubota is the U.S. marketer and distributor of Kubota-engineered and manufactured machinery and equipment

Tickets for Bout at the Ballpark will go on sale later this winter at

“We are excited to welcome fans back to Globe Life Field for the second year of Bout at the Ballpark. 2022 saw a spectacular event and 2023 will feature a similar, but improved layout and great excitement with Oklahoma State returning to take on Michigan. The wrestling community has allowed us a create an annual anticipated event and we can’t wait to roll out the mats next February and welcome two of the best programs in the country to Arlington.” said REV Entertainment President Sean Decker.

Check out today’s episode of Short Time with Sean Bormet of Michigan and John Smith of Oklahoma State as featured speakers on the event.  

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