Together with the Charlotte Knights, the ACC announced Wednesday that the 2022 ACC Baseball Championship will remain at Truist Field in Charlotte, May 24-May 29.
Virginia Tech made its return to the ACC Baseball Championship in 2021 at the same ballpark where close to 59,000 fans passed through the gates, setting the event’s fifth highest attendance on record. The 2022 tournament will mark the event’s fourth year in the Charlotte area, including its history in Fort Mill, S.C., during the 2000 and 2001 seasons.
“We’re excited to have the ACC Baseball Championship return to the city of Charlotte for the second consecutive year,” said ACC Commissioner Jim Phillips. “The Charlotte Knights, in conjunction with the Charlotte Sports Foundation, the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority and Visit Charlotte, continue to be outstanding partners. Our student-athletes, coaches, staff, and fans enjoyed a tremendous experience in Charlotte during the 2021 event, and we know that will only continue as we look forward to our 2022 ACC Baseball Championship.”
Truist Field opened in 2014 as the home for the Charlotte Knights, the Triple-A affiliate of the Chicago White Sox. Listed with a stadium capacity of 10,200 fans, the ballpark was the site of the 2016 Triple-A All-Star Game and has hosted more than 25 college baseball games.
The Hokies squared off there in 2021 against to-be College World Series participant Virginia and No. 7 Notre Dame in front of more than 5,000 fans.
Eight teams that made appearances at the 2021 ACC Baseball Championship went on to earn 2021 NCAA tournament berths. Among the elite conferences in college baseball, the ACC has yielded six or more NCAA tournament participants for 17 consecutive seasons.
Virginia Tech has made five all-time appearances at the ACC Baseball Championship: 2005, 2010, 2013, 2015, and 2021. The Hokies reached the league championship game in 2013 after sweeping No. 7 Virginia, No. 9 Florida State and Georgia Tech within Pool B and finished as the runners-up at week’s end to No.-2 North Carolina.