Exploring Durham

Durham Bulls Athletic Park and Historic Durham Athletic Park
Mar. 30, 2013 @ 02:55 PM

The Durham Bulls are arguably the most famous minor league baseball team in the world. They play in the Triple-A International League and draw nearly 500,000 fans each year. Founded in 1902, the Durham Bulls are the farm team for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.

Historic Durham Athletic Park (DAP)
Built in 1926 as El Toro Stadium, this was the Bull’s home until 1994 and was the film location for the most famous sports movie of all time, “Bull Durham.” While the Durham Bulls now play their home games a mile south in DBAP, this park is still alive, hosting numerous festivals, special events, and NCCU Eagles baseball games.

Durham Bulls Athletic Park (DBAP)
DBAP is a nationally acclaimed, 10,000-seat home for the Durham Bulls. Opened in 1995, it seats 10,000, and has a Bull that lights up when hit. The actual Bull from the movie is hung in the concourse level of the DBAP.  In 2012 the Durham Bulls and DBAP hosted the Gildan Triple-A National Championship Game and will play host to the 2014 Triple-A All-Star Game.

Insider Tip: While DBAP features ballpark food favorites like hot dogs, vegetarians will be pleased to discover that in 2010 PETA named DBAP one of the Most Vegetarian-Friendly Ballparks in the US.

The Durham Convention & Visitors Bureau (DCVB) is Durham’s official marketing agency. For more information about things to see and do in Durham, visit www.Durham-NC.com and www.DurhamEventCalendar.com, or stop by the Visitors Information Center at 101. E. Morgan St. in Downtown Durham and pick up the Official Durham Visitor & Relocation Guide.