More Room To Picnic With The Bulls

More Room To Picnic With The Bulls

The Bulls are building two new picnic areas on the skybox level.

The Durham Bulls Athletic Park will begin its’ seventh season with two new picnic areas.

Construction began last week on the “party patios” that are located on the skybox level – one at the right field end of the upper story and one at the left field corner. Each patio can hold about 100 fans. The stadium roof will be extended to cover the new decks to give the Bulls weatherproof picnic space within the main seating bowl. “That’s a feature few ball parks can boast,” says Bulls Assistant General Manager Mike Birling.

“Picnics and group outings are a big part of our business,” according to Ticket Manager Jon Bishop. “This is

Construction crews began work on the new picnic areas in mid-February.
an opportunity to take advantage of the growing demand. Our two existing picnic areas in the outfield are usually booked for the entire season.”

Bull’s concessionaire Volume Services America plans an expanded menu for the picnic decks. In addition to the traditional ballpark fare of hotdogs and burgers VSA will offer a pasta bar and carving station.

The new party decks will hold 100 people each and the roof with be extended to cover them.

Bovis Lend Lease is the Bulls’ contractor for the project and Durham’s Freelon Group is the architect. Construction was evident last week to motorists on the Durham freeway as a nearby crane lowered steel beams into place over the ballpark concourse. Concrete will be poured next week, and the finishing touches should be complete for opening day, April 5th.

Thanks to Capitol Sports/Baseball Clubs Vice President George Habel for providing this article.


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