Are you a sports fanatic? Or maybe you are just looking for something that your whole family can enjoy together? Whether you know everything or nothing about baseball, living in the Durham, NC area means that you are sure to become an instant fan of the Durham Bulls.
The Durham Bulls are a minor league baseball team. While the team has been popular among locals since it was formed in 1912, they have actually received some international recognition as well. The world came to know the team in 1988 when the film Bull Durham was released, starring Kevin Costner and Susan Sarandon. The Durham Bulls were also highlighted in the movie The Rookie.
Not only are the Durham Bulls well-known, but the organization makes it a priority to give back to the community. The team hosts a Youth Athletic League, where kids in the area of North East Central Durham are able to play recreational baseball at no cost to them. Since the program was started, over 500 boys and girls have been able to participate in this program.
To see the Durham Bulls in action, you can check out a game at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park (DBAP). The facility was actually designed by the same team of architects who were responsible for creating Camden Yards, home of the Baltimore Orioles. DBAP can accommodate 10,000 fans, and each seat has a fantastic view of the ballfield. The 32-foot high left field wall has become known as the Blue Monster, and there is even a bull on top of the facility.
Whether you are interested in having a night out with your friends or want to spend an afternoon at the ballpark with your family, there is fun and excitement for everyone at the Durham Bulls baseball games. You can get comfortable in one of the skyboxes, or your kids can let out some energy on the playground. Plus, there are plenty of food options. Is there anything more American than enjoying at hot dog at the ballpark?
The Durham Bulls will be playing all summer, so check out their full schedule to find a game where you can go cheer them on.