“Coach K has his court, and now Mr. Goodmon has his field.”
– WRAL-TV Sports Anchor Jeff Gravley
The Durham Bulls playing field is now officially known as Goodmon Field.
It’s official. The playing field at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park is now known as Goodmon Field and the sign is posted for everyone to see. The Bulls made the presentation after their second Governor’s Cup playoff game on Thursday, Sept 6, 2007. The surprise announcement came after handing CBC President & CEO Jim Goodmon their second straight decisive win against the Toledo Mud Hens, taking one step closer to the International League Governor’s Cup.
“This field bears your name and tonight we want everyone to know that,” said Durham Mayor Bill Bell. Durham City Council voted unanimously in April to name the playing field at the DBAP for Goodmon for his contributions to the city of Durham and to baseball.
Goodmon did his own victory dance on home plate as the new sign was revealed to his surprise and delight. FOX 50 Art Director Gayle Hardy designed the nameplate that now announces the facility as Goodmon Field.
The Durham Bulls went on to win the Governors’ Cup playoffs in three straight games. They open the Finals against the Richmond Braves at the DBAP on Tuesday, Sept 11th.
Thanks to DBBC’s Matt DeMargel for this capcom photo.