Thursday, April 3, 2014

App of Awesomeness

We premier a new smart phone app today: MiLB Inside the Ballpark. This is the Swiss Army Knife of apps! 

It's your digital ballpark companion for stats, replays, venue maps, menus and social media - all in one place.

This news release provides a full explanation along with the download links. Don't leave home without it!


“MiLB Inside the Park” App and Frontier Communications-Powered Wi-Fi
to Enhance In-Stadium Experience at Newly Renovated Durham Bulls Athletic Park

DURHAM, NC – The International League Champion Durham Bulls today announce a brand new mobile app and improved Wi-Fi capability for the 2014 season. The “MiLB Inside the Park” application specifically focuses on enhancing fans’ experience within Durham Bulls Athletic Park, providing visitors with an ability to interact with game entertainment elements, team social media accounts, and stadium maps on game day. To better serve “Inside the Park” users and mobile activity throughout the DBAP, the Bulls have partnered with Frontier Communications on a comprehensive upgrade to the stadium’s Wi-Fi system.

Available in both the iOS App Store and on Google Play, the MiLB Inside the Park app provides fans with an inning-by-inning feed of all entertainment, game information, contests, and special offers. The app includes an interactive map of the newly renovated DBAP, which allows visitors to explore new concessions areas and view menus available at each location. Fans can earn points and climb a virtual leaderboard within the app by interacting with Bulls social media accounts and other fun activities, like voting for the winner of the Bull Durham race. Inside the Park also provides access to live replays of game highlights, the promotional events schedule, and ticket purchasing links. The new ballpark-focused app serves as a companion to the MiLB First Pitch app, which provides fans with in-depth team stats and the live Gameday pitch-by-pitch tracker. To download the app, simply search for “MiLB Inside the Park” and select Durham Bulls as your preferred team.

Frontier Communications, the official Wi-Fi provider at the DBAP, customized the stadium’s new wireless network to help support unique in-game features, particularly the ability to provide live, high quality replays on mobile devices. Frontier’s team of nearly 200 Durham-based employees will provide the equipment and backhaul capacity for the Wi-Fi network, as well as 24 hour support for end users.

“There’s nothing like a game at Durham Bulls Athletic Park,” said Bulls General Manager Mike Birling. “Our new app serves to enrich that experience, and with Wi-Fi connectivity that is unparalleled in Minor League Baseball, fans will be able to interact with us on game day like never before.”

The Durham Bulls open their Governors’ Cup title defense at the newly renovated Durham Bulls Athletic Park today, April 3, versus the Gwinnett Braves. Group tickets and picnic areas for the 2014 Triple-A All-Star Game and Home Run Derby can be purchased now by calling 919.956.BULL ext. 2.  Season Ticket and Mini Plan packages for the 2014 season, which include the ability to secure Triple-A All-Star Game and Home Run Derby tickets, can be purchased by calling 919.956.BULL or visiting Tickets for Opening Day, presented by 605 West, are on sale now.