|Out with the Old, in with the New
Durham Bulls Announce 2014 Schedule as Renovations Continue
As Major League Baseball is looking towards the 2013 World Series, the Bulls aren’t resting on the laurels of their recent International League Champion status. Work on a $15 million renovation project at the Durham ballpark is in full swing as the team announces the home games for their 2014 schedule.
Durham Bulls Marketing Director Scott Carter shared the latest on the updates at the ballpark. Fans can see the most current view on the stadium construction webcam:
Light installation begins at the Bulls.
“As you can see with the webcam, the most visible transformation is the playing surface,” Carter told Capcom. “They are currently removing materials so they can rebuild drainage and foundation systems before rebuilding the field and laying new sod. All seats have been removed in preparation for new ones. Same with the videoboard, old has been removed to make way for the new.”
Scaffolding is going up in front of the stadium as crews being work on building the new Club space on the suite/press level.
The Bulls in 2014
Construction will be complete by the time the Durham Bulls begin their Governors’ Cup title defense at the DBAP on April 3, 2014 against the Gwinnett Braves. The Bulls will also host the 2014 Triple-A All Star Game and surrounding All-Star festivities in mid-July.
The Governors’ Cup Champs open the 72-game home schedule with an eight-game homestand, which features a rare weekend day game at the DBAP, as the Bulls host the G-Braves at 1:05pm on Sunday, April 6. Six other day games dot the home ledger, including the regular season finale at 1:05pm on Monday, September 1 against Norfolk. The 2014 home schedule features 11 Friday dates, 11 Saturdays and 13 Sundays.
All-Star Week in the Bull City begins the weekend of July 12, as the Bulls kick off Triple-A Baseball’s Midsummer Classic with All-Star Fan Fest in downtown Durham. Minor League Baseball’s most prolific sluggers will take their shots at the Snorting Bull, the most iconic home run target in baseball, on Monday, July 14 in the Home Run Derby. Durham Bulls Athletic Park then hosts the main event, the 2014 Triple-A All-Star Game, on Wednesday, July 16.
Thanks to DBBC’s Scott Carter for contributions to this capcom story & for these capcom graphics.