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Nov. 17, 2011
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Full tournament passes for the 2012 Atlantic Coast Conference Baseball Championship, scheduled for next May 23-27 at NewBridge Bank Park, are currently on sale.
Adult passes for the full 13-game tournament may be purchased for $120 from now until Jan. 2, 2012. After Jan. 2, full-tournament passes may be purchased for $130. Single-game tickets will go on sale in May.
The round-robin, pool-play tournament will showcase the top eight ACC teams and will feature three games on May 23-26 (Wednesday through Saturday). The championship game between the two pool winners will be played on Sunday afternoon.
The ACC Baseball Championship annually features many of the nation's top-ranked teams. The ACC placed seven teams in the 2011 NCAA Tournament field, and a total of 14 ACC teams have reached the College World Series over the past six seasons.
Located in downtown Greensboro and home to 2011 Class-A South Atlantic League champion Greensboro Grasshoppers, NewBridge Bank Park opened its gates to a crowd of 8,540 on April 3, 2005, with a Grasshoppers exhibition game against the Florida Marlins. The state-of-the-art facility features a 30' wide, open-air concourse, 36 concession points of sale, the Go Triad GrandStand outdoor sports bar, a kid-safe play park and numerous amenities.
The stadium's seating capacity currently stands at 7,499, which includes 5,300 chair back seats, 16 luxury suites and two grass berm and picnic areas.
This will mark the second time in three years that NewBridge Bank Park has hosted the ACC Baseball Championship. The 2010 tournament attracted 50,266 fans, the fifth-highest total attendance since the event began in 1973. The crowd of 6,274 that attended the title game between Florida State and NC State was the sixth highest ever and the highest since the tournament went to its current round-robin format.
To purchase full-tournament passes to the 2012 ACC Baseball Championship, call the Greensboro Grasshoppers ticket office at 336-268-2255 or order on-line: http://www.theacc.com/championships/12-baseball-tix.html