If you’ve been by the Durham Bulls Athletic Park recently, you’ve seen feverish activity even though it is the off-season.
The field is undergoing $9 million in renovations -- $6 million to be paid by the city and $3 million by the Bulls
The Bulls’ website says the renovations include an expanded club level gathering room with monitors, seating and a kitchen; added concessions on concourses; added picnic-style seating areas; improved field lighting and an added ticket gate along the left field line.
The Bulls and their owners, Capital Broadcasting Co. of Raleigh, intend “to make the ballpark a viable place to host events in the offseason and have fans be able to enjoy the ballpark’s amenities while missing as little game action as possible”.
Separate from the offseason structural renovation projects at DBAP will be a long overdue field restructuring, the website says.
New sod, drainage, underground plumbing and even new scoreboards will be part of a separately budgeted project funded by the franchise that will coincide time-wise with the structural facelift.