Sept. 11, 2008


2009 ACC Championship to be Held in Durham

Fenway Park to host 2010 event


The 2009 ACC Championship will be held at Durham Bulls Athletic Park (DBAP) in Durham, N.C., from May 20-24.


The event was originally scheduled to be played in Boston’s Fenway Park, but the Fenway Sports Group was forced to defer until 2010 after discovering an in-house scheduling error.


DBAP is a 10,000-seat downtown stadium and is home to the Triple-A affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays. This will be the sixth time the ACC Baseball Championship has been held in Durham and the fourth at DBAP (1996, 1998 and 1999).


Following regular-season play, the top eight teams will advance to the championship, which will be a round-robin format for the third consecutive year.


Three games will be played each of the first four days at 12 p.m., 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. The title contest is scheduled for Sunday, May 24, at 1 p.m. Each game will be televised by the ACC’s Regional Sports Network (FSN South, SportsSouth, FSN Florida, Sun Sports, Comcast Sports Mid-Atlantic and NESN).