Louisville Slugger Field to host 12-team tournament
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Full tournament packages for the 2017 Atlantic Coast Conference Baseball Championship, scheduled for May 23-28 at Louisville Slugger Field in Louisville, Kentucky, are now on sale.
Ticket books for the full tournament are available for $125 for seats in the lower bowl, and $140 for seats in the club level. The book includes tickets to all 15 tournament games, including the championship on Sunday.
Also available is a weekend package, which includes three games Friday, both semifinals on Saturday, and Sunday’s championship. The package is $50 for seats in the lower bowl and $60 for the club level.
The 2017 ACC Baseball Championship will be the event’s first time to be held in the state of Kentucky. It will also be the first year under a new format, as the championship will include 12 teams and feature a pool play format leading into a four-team, single-elimination bracket to determine the league champion.
The 12 teams in the championship will be grouped into four pools of three teams apiece. Pool play will take place Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, with three games per day. Each pool will play a round robin, with the top team advancing to the semifinals. The semifinals will take place on Saturday, followed by the championship on Sunday.
The ACC Baseball Championship annually features many of the nation's top-ranked teams. The ACC placed 10 teams in the 2016 NCAA Championship field, tied for the most from any conference in NCAA history, and a total of 21 ACC squads have reached the College World Series over the last 11 years.
Louisville Slugger Field, which opened in 2000, boasts a seating capacity of 13,131. Home to the Louisville Bats, Triple-A affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds, the stadium played host to the 2008 Triple-A All-Star Game and features 32 private suites in addition to second-level club seating.