Thursday, May 15, 2014

Durham to Host ACC Baseball Championships 2015- 2018

Durham and the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) seem to have a match made in heaven for baseball fans. The ACC and the Durham Bulls have announced the ACC Baseball Championship will be held at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park from 2015 through 2018, covering  four championships.

The ACC Baseball Championship has been held in Durham eight times previously, including three of the past five years. In 2013, tournament records for single-game attendance (11,329) and championship game attendance (8,697) were set. The 2013 championship drew 58,454 fans, the fourth highest total in league history.

Earning this business in Durham carries big impact.  According to a calculation by the Durham Convention & Visitors Bureau, these games will bring $12 million over 4 years, and the games will bring this at a time when Durham is otherwise rather quiet. This is good news overall, especially for Downtown Durham, and the five new hotels either under construction, or soon to be, in that vicinity.

Learn more about all of the community's sports opportunities on the Durham Event Calendar.

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