Now is the best time to take mom, dad, and the whole family out to the ball game in Durham.
Single-game tickets for all 13 games of the 2013 Atlantic Coast Conference Baseball Championship are now on sale. The eight-team tournament will be played Wednesday, May 22 through Sunday, May 26 at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park.
The round-robin, pool play tournament will feature three games on Wednesday through Saturday at 11am, 3pm and 7pm. The championship game on Sunday, May 26 is set for a 1pm start.
Single-game tickets on Wednesday through Saturday are $10 per game, while tickets for Sunday’s championship game are priced at $15. Adult passes for the full 13-game tournament may also be purchased for $130.
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.
This season finds four ACC teams currently ranked among the nation’s top 10 in the major national polls (North Carolina as high as No. 1, NC State as high as No. 5, and Florida State and Virginia as high as No. 7). Clemson currently holds a No. 16 national ranking, while Virginia Tech checks in at No. 22 and Georgia Tech at No. 30.
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 Snorting 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 single-game or full-tournament passes to the 2013 ACC Baseball Championship, call the Durham Bulls ticket office at 919-956-BULL or order online at durhambulls.com.
Visit www.durham-nc.com for more information about Durham.