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Nov. 20, 2012
DURHAM, N.C. - Full tournament passes for the 2013 Atlantic Coast Conference Baseball Championship, scheduled for next May 22-26 at Durham Bulls Athletic Park, are now on sale.
Adult passes for the full 13-game tournament may be purchased for $130.00. Single-game tickets will go on sale at a later date.
The round-robin, pool-play tournament will showcase the top eight ACC teams and will feature three games on May 22-25 (Wednesday through Saturday). The championship game between the two pool winners will be played on Sunday afternoon (May 26).
The ACC Baseball Championship annually features many of the nation's top-ranked teams. The ACC placed seven teams in the 2012 NCAA Tournament field, and a total of 15 ACC teams have reached the College World Series over the past seven seasons. The 2012 season marked the ninth straight year that at least six ACC teams had been selected for NCAA postseason play and the 11th consecutive year that at least five conference teams were chosen.
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 five prior occasions (1996, 1998, 1999, 2009 and 2011). 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 is 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.
A roof covers approximately 2,500 seats behind home plate and down both the first and third base lines to the end of each dugout. All seats at the DBAP are extra wide with seat backs, extra leg room and over 95 percent of the seats have cup holders. The stadium was designed and built so that every seat gives fans a great view of the field with an intimate ballpark feel.
To purchase full-tournament passes to the 2013 ACC Baseball Championship, call the Durham Bulls ticket office at 919-956-BULL or order on-line through the team's web site: http://theacc.co/13BaseTix