||A Night Out at the Ball Park Best Bet for a Family of Four
The Bulls also outscore all of North Carolina’s major league sports teams in affordability
An annual study confirms that the Bulls are an inexpensive form of family entertainment.
The Durham Bulls, a Triangle tradition for 100 years and the defending 2002 International League Champions, continue to be the most affordable source of sports entertainment in the Triangle for a family of four.
Results from Team Marketing Report’s 2003 Fan Cost Index, an annual study that compares and contrasts the average cost of attendance for a family of four at sporting events across the U.S., show that the average cost of attending an NFL, NBA, NHL, or MLB game is $290, $254, $240, and $145 respectively, compared to $65 to see a game at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park.
While sporting event prices have skyrocketed across the country, the Durham Bulls have only raised ticket prices once since 1995.
In fact, a night out for a family of four at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park beats the cost of all major league sporting events throughout North Carolina. To see the Carolina Hurricanes, Carolina Panthers or Carolina Courage a family of four will pay $236, $193 and $131 respectively.
The Bulls believe that affordability is a key driver in their ability to consistently generate over 500,000 attendees per year. According to Durham Bulls General Manager Mike Birling, “The Durham Bulls are known for providing a casual and entertaining family environment, great food and a quality baseball experience — all at an affordable price.”
“Durham Bulls baseball is affordable entertainment that every family in the Triangle can enjoy,” Bulls’ Director of Corporate Sales Chip Hutchinson says. “We play an exciting and passionate brand of baseball in a league that includes many talented players. We see former big leaguers looking to get back into the majors, minor league veterans trying to get back into affiliated baseball and rising stars who are about to be discovered.”
With September call ups right around the corner there are several Bulls’ players who may have a shot at joining the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, but shortstop Jason Smith is the player to watch. In 407 at-bats this year Smith is hitting .292 with 13 homeruns, a team-leading 62 RBI and 12 stolen bases.
To purchase tickets visit www.durhambulls.com or call the Bulls’ ticket office at (919)956-BULL.
Thanks to DBBC’s Matt DeMargel for this capcom story & photo.