Oct. 14, 2015
THE FLATS – Georgia Tech, the nine-time champions of the Atlantic Coast Conference, has announced its 2016 schedule that is highlighted by 34 home games, nine NCAA Regional opponents, and rivalry series versus Miami, Georgia and Auburn.
The Yellow Jackets’ 56-game slate and the 23rd season for head coach Danny Hall begins Friday, February 19 versus Purdue at Russ Chandler Stadium at 4 p.m. Tech also welcomes Western Michigan and 40-game winner VCU on opening weekend.
Season tickets will soon be on sale for as low as $125. For less than $4 per game, fans can enjoy premier college baseball at Russ Chandler Stadium, which is annually ranked among the best ballpark experiences in the nation. Fans interested in season tickets can click here.
The home schedule features ACC match-ups versus Miami, which reached last year’s College World Series, along with NC State, Virginia Tech, Duke and Boston College. On the road in conference play, the Yellow Jackets battle national champion Virginia, Florida State, North Carolina, Clemson and Pitt.
Tech’s ACC-opening series is March 11-13 at Florida State, and the Jackets are at Russ Chandler Stadium the following weekend for their ACC home opener against Virginia Tech.
Nine opponents played in the NCAA postseason in 2015 (Virginia, Miami, Florida State, Clemson, NC State, Auburn, Mercer, Coastal Carolina and VCU), with Virginia, Miami and Florida State in the Super Regionals and the Hurricanes and Cavaliers in the College World Series. Virginia won the 2015 National Championship, becoming the first ACC team since Wake Forest in 1955 to do so.
Long-time rivals Georgia Tech and Georgia are set for three games — April 12 at Russ Chandler Stadium, April 26 in Athens and May 17 at Turner Field in the annual Kauffman Tire Spring Classic for Kids. Tech is also set for mid-week home-and-home series versus regional foes Auburn, Mercer, Kennesaw State and Georgia Southern.
The 2016 ACC Championship begins May 24 at the Durham Bulls Athletics Park in Durham, N.C. NCAA Regional play begins June 3.