ACC Baseball Tournament moving to Durham


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ACC Baseball Tournament moving to Durham

AMELIA ISLAND, Fla. – The Atlantic Coast Conference Baseball Championship will be held at Durham Bulls Athletic Park through 2018, as announced following the league’s annual spring meetings.

The agreement covers four championships, beginning with next year’s tournament and running through the 2018 season. The announcement follows a year-long RFP process, facilitated by the ACC Baseball Committee and approved by the league’s membership.

“We are pleased to announce that the Durham Bulls Athletic Park will be the home of the ACC Baseball Championship through 2018,” said ACC Commissioner John Swofford. “The park, local organizing committee, and the City of Durham have been great partners and we look forward to a bright future and long term partnership.

“Our membership had a desire for the championship to find a home, and through its bid, Durham displayed its abilities to be that home. They showed a commitment to enhancing the event with their facility upgrades and their extensive promotional campaign with the Triangle Sports Commission and Capitol Broadcasting.”

The ACC Baseball Championship has been held in Durham eight times previously, including three of the past five years. In 2013, tournament records for single-game attendance (11,329) and championship game attendance (8,697) were set. The 2013 championship drew 58,454 fans, the fourth highest total in league history.

"We appreciate the vote of confidence from the athletic directors,” said Jim Goodmon, President and CEO of Capitol Broadcasting Company. “I would like to think that this is just the beginning, that Durham and the Triangle will prove over the next four years that our community can be the permanent home of the ACC Baseball Championships."

Durham Bulls Athletic Park began a $20 million transformation this year. In 2014, the DBAP boasts an all new playing surface, improved field lights, new seats, additional group picnic areas, and upgraded video displays and sound system.

Among many concessions upgrades is Jackie’s Landing, a new 10,000 square foot social space along the 1st base line which features themed food and beverage stands that allow fans an uninterrupted view of the game.

The "crown jewel" of the renovations is the 5,000 square foot PNC Triangle Club, an upscale space that provides a whole new level of exclusivity for premium ticket holders and groups looking to host special events at the DBAP.

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CuTigers835®
spacer ACC hypocrisy and double standard at its finest.***
BigCUFan®
spacer Re: ACC hypocrisy and double standard at its finest. AND
74TIGER
spacer While I agree....
BigCUFan®
spacer Re: While I agree....
armsb
spacer The Leg they stand-on....
BigCUFan®
spacer I hate it because I'm tired of conference championships
Swarley
spacer Charlotte is Chapel Hill-SW***
CUTiger1989®
spacer Not nearly, but regardless, it's MUCH more neutral
Swarley
spacer oui - but I have met A LOT of UNC homers in Charlotte.***
CUTiger1989®
spacer Re: Not nearly, but regardless, it's MUCH more neutral
armsb
spacer In my defense, I've only lived in Charlotte for 14 years.******
Swarley
spacer Also, if we look at 2012 attendance by school
Swarley
spacer Durham is 35 minutes(max) from UNC, NCSU & Duke...
tigerNnc®
spacer Re: I hate it because I'm tired of conference championships
1988NC
spacer Re: I hate it because I'm tired of conference championships
1988NC
spacer Isn't fsu supposed to be the ones up in arms on this?
Battery505®
spacer Yes, Molasses Martin made a BIG stink about the
CUTiger1989®
spacer Re: Yes, Molasses Martin made a BIG stink about the
armsb
spacer Yes, the FSU coach raised the initial objection.....
BigCUFan®
spacer Re: Yes, the FSU coach raised the initial objection.....
CalvinCoolest
spacer The whole Confederate Flag issue is silly.....
BigCUFan®
spacer Re: The whole Confederate Flag issue is silly..... You have
74TIGER
spacer If the whole Confederat Flag issue went away....
BigCUFan®
spacer Get rid of the flag & find out. "Do unto others as you...
tigerNnc®
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