||Bulls Break Attendance Record
Tuesday, July 3, 2001, will become a permanent part of the Durham Bulls record book. On that date, the Bulls broke a record for paid attendance. 10,916 fans purchased tickets for that game, and 9,512 came through the turnstile.
While thrilled about the record, Bulls General Manager George Habel maintained that the staff’s focus on customer service keeps the fans coming back. Habel told his staff, “We tend to measure our success by the number of tickets we sell, but it’s really the ‘quality’ we deliver to our fans that makes the ticket sales possible. From the front gate to the concessions and picnics, from the seating bowl hosts to the on-field promotions, from the press box to the grounds crew, you put on a GREAT show…before the fireworks are even lit!”
Volume Services General Manager Jamie Jenkins also reported that the food service department smashed an all-time concession revenue record and the all-time total revenue record on the 3rd.
With Tuesday’s record, the Bulls set the all-time DBAP paid attendance record for a single night. The Bulls broke the record set on the first day the ballpark opened in 1995, when 10,880 fans paid to attend the game.