Written By Atlantic Coast Conference
DURHAM, N.C. - A record crowd of 11,392 attended Saturday night's Atlantic Coast Conference Baseball Championship game between top-seeded North Carolina and fourth-seeded NC State.
The attendance represents the largest single-game crowd in tournament history and the largest crowd to see a college baseball game in the state of North Carolina. The figure tops the previous record of 10,229 set during the 2012 ACC Baseball Championship at NewBridge Bank Park in Greensboro, N.C. That mark was also set during a Saturday night matchup between North Carolina and NC State.
The total fell just short of the Durham Bulls Athletic Park's overall single-game record of 11,674, which was set July 4, 2010, when the Triple-A Bulls defeated the Gwinnett Braves, 6-4.
The winner of Saturday night's UNC-NC State game will face Virginia Tech for the ACC title on Sunday at 1 p.m. (ESPN2). The No. 5 Tar Heels (50-8), No. 9 Wolfpack (44-13) and No. 22 Hokies (38-19) are three of six ACC teams currently ranked among the nation's Top 25.
The largest single-game crowds in ACC Championship history:
2013 (Durham, N.C.; UNC vs. NC State) - 11,392
2012 (Greensboro, N.C.; UNC vs. NC State) - 10,229
1989 (Greenville, S.C.; Clemson vs. UNC) - 8,503
1992 (Greenville, S.C.; Clemson vs. NC State) - 7,122
1991 (Greenville, S.C.; Clemson vs. Ga. Tech) - 7,113
2009 (Durham, N.C.; Clemson vs. UNC) - 6,956
1994 (Greenville, S.C.; Clemson vs. Fla. State) - 6,658
1993 (Greenville, S.C.; Clemson vs. NC State) - 6,450
2009 (Durham, N.C.; Virginia vs. UNC) - 6,319
2010 (Greensboro, N.C.; FSU vs. NC State) - 6,274
2005 (Jacksonville, Fla.; Ga. Tech vs. Virginia) - 6,251