March 4, 2011
DURHAM, N.C. – Single-game tickets to the 2011 Atlantic Coast Conference Baseball Championship, scheduled for May 25-29 at Durham Bulls Athletic Park in Durham, N.C.., are on sale now.
Three games of round-robin pool play are slated for Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, with game times set for 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. The championship game on Sunday, May 29, will begin at 1 p.m.
Individual Ticket Prices:
For Wednesday through Saturday:
Reserved Seats: $10 adult/$5 child (ages 5-12)
General Admission: $8 adult/$4 child (ages 5-12)
For Sunday’s Championship:
Reserved Seats: $15 adult/$7 child (ages 5-12)
General Admission: $12 adult/$6 child (ages 5-12)
Children 4 years of age and under will be admitted free when accompanied by a ticket-holding adult
“Team passes” will also go on sale Friday. These tickets are $25 apiece and entitle the holder to admission to all games played Wednesday through Saturday involving his or her designated team.
In addition, adult passes for the full 13-game tournament may be purchased for $125.00. College students with a valid ID may purchase passes for $60.00.
The ACC Baseball Championship annually features many of the nation’s top-ranked teams. The ACC placed a conference-record eight teams in the 2010 NCAA Tournament field, and a total of 12 ACC teams have reached the College World Series over the past four seasons. Six ACC teams are currently ranked in at least one national poll, including top 10 teams Clemson, Florida State and Virginia.
Located downtown with a seating capacity of 10,000, Durham Bulls Athletic Park serves as home to the Tampa Bay Rays Triple-A affiliate and has been the host venue for the ACC Baseball Championship on four prior occasions (1996, 1998, 1999 and 2009). The ballpark reflects many characteristics of old-time parks and the historic downtown Durham architecture. A 32-foot-high wall stands in left field 305 feet from home plate, resembling Fenway Park’s Green Monster. The Blue Monster, as it’s called in Durham, contains a similar old-style manual scoreboard. The ballpark’s most distinctive feature is the Bull that stands tall above the Blue Monster. The Bull was modeled after the bull used in the 1988 film, Bull Durham.
To purchase single game or full-tournament passes to the 2011 ACC Baseball Championship, call the Durham Bulls ticket office at 919-956-BULL or order on-line through the team’s web site (www.durhambulls.com).