Durham Bulls Commence 2018 Season with Massive Opening Week

Opening Day, Two Fireworks Shows, LEGO Display Kick Off Season’s First Seven Contests

Wool E. Bull

Wool E. Bull is ready for the start of the Durham Bulls’ 2018 season.

The defending Triple-A National Champion Durham Bulls will open up the 2018 season with a promotion-filled homestand on April 5 with Opening Day. In addition to the season-opening festivities, two fireworks shows, a LEGO display, Meet the Team event and Bark in the Park highlight the promotional schedule.

The seven-game stanza kicks off with Opening Day on Thursday, April 5 against the Charlotte Knights. The 6:05 p.m. contest presented by ARS Rescue Rooter will feature a special entrance by Wool E. Bull, and will highlight the team’s 2017 Triple-A National Championship. Additionally, the contest will be followed by a fireworks spectacular, and when leaving the stadium fans will receive a 2018 magnet schedule courtesy of PSNC Energy and NC 811.

The four-game series against the Chicago White Sox’ top affiliate continues on April 6 at 7:05 p.m. presented by Foothills Brewing. The Friday night contest will feature the season’s first Food Truck Friday, as local food trucks American Meltdown and Rolling Bistro will be on-hand. Further, the game will be proceeded by a Friday Night Fireworks show, presented by bioMerieux.

The IL South Division rivals square off at 6:35 p.m. on Saturday, April 7. Prior to the contest, presented by Carolina Packers, returning members of the Bulls’ Triple-A National Championship will receive their championship rings in an on-field ceremony.

Saturday is also the first of a two-day LEGO Weekend experience at the DBAP, as the stadium’s Diamond View concourse will be transformed into a LEGO play place. The display, which will be available to fans on Saturday and Sunday, will feature hands-on activities including different games and challenges.

The four-game series against the Knights comes to a close at 5:05 p.m. on Sunday, April 8. In addition to the LEGO Weekend activities, there will be a Meet the Team event prior to the contest. Gates will open at 3 p.m., and fans will have the chance to take photos, get autographs and play games with Bulls players and coaches from 3:15 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. After the contest, children get to show off their speed by rounding the DBAP bases with Kids Run the Bases presented by Nature’s Twist.

The season-opening homestand continues on Monday, April 9 at 7:05 p.m. against the Gwinnett Stripers, formerly called the Braves. The series between the Bulls and Atlanta Braves’ Triple-A affiliate continues on Tuesday, April 10 at 1:05 p.m. in the season’s first day game.

The homestand comes to a close against the Stripers on Wednesday, April 11 at 7:05 p.m. with the season’s first Bark in the Park event presented by Banfield Pet Hospital. Fans can bring their dogs to the DBAP that evening, with human tickets costing $7.99 plus tax, and canine tickets costing $5 plus tax with all proceeds benefiting Second Chance Pet Adoptions. Prior to the game fans are encouraged to bring their furry friend on to the field for a pregame dog parade, which will begin at 6:20 p.m. behind Section 122.

The Bulls open the 2018 season on April 5 at Durham Bulls Athletic Park against the Charlotte Knights. Single-game tickets, 919 Club memberships and group outings are available now at durhambulls.com or by calling 919.956.BULL.

Thanks to DBBC’s Matt Sutor for this capcom story & photo.

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