On Thursday, July 19, 2012, the Durham Bulls and Independent Weekly will host the #DBAPTweetup, an interactive social media event which will bring the Triangle’s online community together for a ballgame. Followers of @DurhamBulls on Twitter will be able to RSVP for a special ticket that will give them access to a reserved seating section for the game against Lehigh Valley.
The #DBAPTweetup will be the first event of its kind at a Bulls game, giving fans a chance to put faces with the names of people they normally interact with via Twitter and other social networks.
By replying to or direct messaging @DurhamBulls on Twitter, fans can secure an $8.99 ticket in the Miller Lite Corral, which will serve as the designated Tweetup section for the game. Once at the game on Thursday, fans who have RSVP’d will receive a name tag featuring their Twitter handle so others can recognize them in person. The offer will only be honored for those who respond directly to @DurhamBulls tweets and further instructions on purchasing tickets.
Throughout the game, the Tweetup section will display a running feed of tweets from participants and anyone using the hashtag #DBAPTweetup. The video boards at the DBAP will also periodically scroll through selected tweets and photos from the event. Participants will be able to help select the music and in-game entertainment at the ballpark that night by responding to tweets from @DurhamBulls and @IndyWeekSocial. Prizes will be awarded in trivia contests and Twitter-based challenges. Thursday is also a $1 Concession Night, featuring Bright Leaf hot dogs, popcorn and fries.
Tickets for all Bulls regular season home games and the 2012 Gildan Triple-A National Championship Game are available online at durhambulls.com, by phone at 919.956.BULL, or in person at the DBAP ticket office.
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