The Durham Bulls, a Triple A affiliate of Tampa Bay, play at Durham Bulls Athletic Park. The DBAP, as it is called, was built in 1995, seating 10,000. The Bulls associated with Tampa Bay as a Triple A team in 1998. This is a really nice field with seats, each with a cup holder, throughout the stadium. If you plan on going to the DAP to see a game and are particular about where you want to sit order your tickets well in advance. The Bulls were playing the Toledo Mud Hens and were beaten by a score of 7-3, The box score was Mud Hens R-7, H-7, E-1 and Bulls R-3, H-7, E-3. In 2002 the Bulls were the International League Champions. But this year they are not doing as well, mainly because their best players have moved up to Tampa Bay. On entering the game everyone receives a free small program that is printed up for each series. Stats are included, but only up to the time of the series start. We had unseasonably cold weather with game start temperature of 57 degrees. It felt like we were at SAFECO in April. The field lines are RF-327', RC-373', CF-400', LC-371', and LF-305'. The mascot is Wool E. Bull. There are many different between inning activities--Sumo wrestling, spin around the bat and then hit water balloons, and baby stroller race where you diaper a baby doll. Good selection of food and many activities for children. When a Bulls player hits a home run the huge bull on the left field fence blinks his red eyes and snorts smoke, see picture. The scoreboard is partly hand operated. The last four pictures are from the Original DAP where the movie Bull Durham was filmed. It was the home of the original Durham Bulls for more than 50 years. It now serves as a summer league softball field. We couldn't get inside so had to shoot a couple of pictures through the fence.
Attractions
Duke Homestead State Historic Site and Tobacco Museum - The 1852 main house, two early tobacco factories, a packing house and a curing barn reflect the historical impact of the tobacco industry on North Carolina. Free

Old DAP - The ballpark where the movie "Bull Durham" was filmed.