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Louisville Slugger Field to host 2016-17 ACC Baseball Championship

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The Atlantic Coast Conference has selected Louisville Slugger Field to host its 2016-17 ACC Baseball Championship.

According to a news release from the conference, the championship will be held May 23-28.

"Louisville Slugger Field, which opened in 2000, boasts a seating capacity of 13,131," the news release states. "Home to the Louisville Bats' minor league team, the stadium played host to the 2008 Triple-A All-Star Game and features 32 private suites in addition to second-level club seating."

The championship was originally scheduled to take place at Durham Bulls Athletic Park in Durham, North Carolina. 

The announcement came as the ACC announced the new locations of seven other of its championships:

  • The ACC Women's Soccer Championship will be held at the MUSC Health Stadium in Charleston, South Carolina, Nov. 4 and 6.
  • The ACC Women's Swimming and Diving / Men's Diving Championships will be held at the Georgia Tech Aquatics Center in Atlanta Georgia, Feb. 13-16.
  • The ACC Men's Swimming Championship will be held at the Georgia Tech Aquatics Center in Atlanta, Georgia, Feb. 27 to March 2.
  • The ACC Women's Golf Championship will be held at The Reserve Golf Club in Pawley's Island, South Carolina, April 13-15.
  • The ACC Mens's Golf Championship will be held at the Musgrave Mill Golf Club in Clinton, South Carolina, April 21-23.
  • The ACC Men's and Women's Tennis Championships will be held at the Rome Tennis Center at Berry College in Rome, Georgia, April 26-30.

Except for the Georgia Tech Aquatics Center, each of the sites will be hosting an ACC Championship for the first time, according to the news release. 

The ACC said earlier this month that it would re-locate all of its championships out of North Carolina to protest a state law requiring transgender people to use restrooms at schools and government buildings corresponding to the sex on their birth certificates. It also excludes gender identity and sexual orientation from local and statewide antidiscrimination protections.

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