CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Atlantic Coast Conference and the Charlotte Knights announced Tuesday the upcoming 2021 Baseball Championship will operate at full capacity.
The news comes just days after Gov. Roy Cooper announced he was lifting several state mandated COVID-19 restrictions, including limits on mass gatherings.
The championship is scheduled for May 25-30 at Truist Field in Charlotte, and tickets are on sale. For more information on availability and pricing, click here.
Additionally, Atrium Health will also be providing COVID-19 vaccinations from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday of the championship series. Anyone who receives a vaccination on-site with Atrium will get a free ticket to that day’s session.
According to a statement released Tuesday, “The league’s top priority remains the health and safety of all attendees. The ticketing policies for this year’s event will adhere to all local and state guidelines, in addition to the protocols outlined in the ACC Medical Advisory Group Report, which requires team members to be tested prior to the event.”
The release also reiterates Cooper’s statement saying, “People who are not vaccinated should wear a mask and maintain distance in all indoor public settings and in outdoor settings when they can't maintain six feet of distance.”
This will be the first time since 2001 the ACC Baseball Championship will be held in the Charlotte region. The Queen City was originally scheduled to host the games in 2020 but was canceled due to the pandemic.
The series will consist of 12 teams, including Clemson, Duke, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Louisville, Miami, North Carolina, N.C. State, Notre Dame, Pitt, Virginia and Virginia Tech. The championship bracket will be announced Sunday, May 23.