|Bulls Open Final Month of Season with Huge Homestand
Nine-Game Homestand Features Three Fireworks Shows, Negro League Night, Bark in the Park
“As much fun as we’ve had this summer, it’s hard to believe there are only 15 home games left this season,” said DBBC Marketing Director Scott Carter.
“The Bulls own the best record in all of professional baseball, including Major League teams, and we’re steaming towards a playoff berth,” he added. “Combine that with all of the promotional fun we have planned in August and it’s a very exciting time around the ballpark.”
He shared the following details about the Bulls opening homestand for August:
The Durham Bulls, owners of professional baseball’s best record, return home to the DBAP on Saturday, August 3, 2013, to begin a nine-game homestand featuring visits from the Gwinnett Braves, Rochester Red Wings, and Charlotte Knights. Three fireworks shows, Negro League Night, and Bark in the Park highlight the promotional slate as the Bulls begin the final month of the regular season. Only 15 regular season home games remain in 2013.
On Saturday, August 3, the Bulls open the final month of the regular season with a 7:05pm game against the Gwinnett Braves presented by Picasso Pawn. The first of three fireworks shows in the homestand will follow the series opener.
Sunday’s 5:05pm game is Brain Aneurysm Awareness Night presented by Eye Care Associates and the Joe Niekro Foundation. The concluding contest of the short two-game series with the Atlanta Braves top affiliate will also feature the Bulls’ annual Negro League Night. Before the game, twenty local Negro League legends will be honored in an on-field ceremony. Durham’s Negro Leaguers will then sign autographs for fans on the concourse. Bulls and Braves players will don Negro League throwback uniforms during the game. Following Sunday’s game, Kids Run the Bases thanks to Pepsi.
The Rochester Red Wings, Triple-A affiliate of the Minnesota Twins, visit the DBAP for a four-game series beginning on Monday, August 5. Monday’s 7:05pm game is presented by Hillandale Golf Course. It is also Recycling Night, where fans can get a complimentary ticket for bringing an old copy of the yellow pages to the box office thanks to YP Holdings. Tuesday’s 7:05pm game is another AAA Membership Card Night. At every Tuesday home game in 2013, fans who show their AAA Membership Card can buy one Terrace Reserved ticket and get one, courtesy of AAA Carolinas.
Strayer University presents the 7:05pm game between the Bulls and Red Wings on Wednesday, August 7. Man’s best friend gets run of the DBAP that night during the third Bark in the Park event this season. Four-legged Bulls fans and their owners can get tickets for $10.99 in a special pet section of the Outfield Reserved, or $25 tickets that include a 2-hour all-you-can-eat buffet. $5 of each Bark in the Park ticket purchase goes to benefit Second Chance Pet Adoptions. Tickets for the pet section at Bark in the Park can be ordered online at durhambulls.com using the promo code BARK.
The series finale with Rochester on Thursday, August 8 is Bring a Book Night, presented by Smith Breeden Associates. Fans who bring a new children’s book to donate to The Book Harvest will get a complimentary ticket to this game. The 7:05pm contest features $1 concession items including Bright Leaf hot dogs, popcorn and fries. Thursday is also College Night, where students can get a Terrace Reserved ticket and $5 in Bulls Bucks for just $10 or an Outfield Reserved ticket for only $4.99 by entering the promo code COLLEGE (and using a valid .edu email address) when purchasing tickets online at durhambulls.com.
The Charlotte Knights, top affiliate of the Chicago White Sox, visit the DBAP on Friday, August 9 to begin a three-game series with the first-place Bulls. Friday’s 7:05pm game is presented by Got to be NC Peanuts and features a postgame Friday Night Fireworks show. Fans who bring a jar of peanut butter to donate to the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina will receive a free bag of peanuts at the game.
On Saturday, August 10, Triangle Orthopaedic Associates presents the 7:05pm contest with Charlotte and the third postgame fireworks show of the homestand.
The homestand finale on Sunday, August 11 is presented by the Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Center at North Carolina Specialty Hospital. Following Sunday’s 5:05pm game, Kids Run the Bases thanks to Pepsi.
The Durham Bulls return home to the DBAP on Saturday, August 3 to begin a nine-game homestand featuring visits from the Gwinnett Braves, Rochester Red Wings, and Charlotte Knights. Tickets for all regular season home games are available at durhambulls.com, by phone at 919.956.BULL, and at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park box office.
Thanks to DBBC’s Scott Carter for this capcom story & graphic.