Tuesday, December 27, 2011

The DAP "under new management"

The historic Durham Athletic Park will be managed by the Bulls as the new year begins. Durham City Council gave its approval last Tuesday. We will be assuming the operating agreement from Minor League Baseball. MiLB had been running the ballpark since it was renovated in 2009.

The primary motivation is to assist our two partners, Minor League Baseball and the City of Durham.

MiLB sought an early exit from its operating agreement with the City which we are able to facilitate. There’s a seamless hand-off from MiLB to the Bulls, and the City maintains consistency with the Bulls as operator.

The Bulls will honor existing commitments to the baseball teams at North Carolina Central University and Durham School of the Arts. The same holds true for American Legion baseball, and we will continue the Long Ball program for inner city youth funded by MiLB Charities.

Ray Gronberg writes about this in the Herald-Sun. Click here for the story.