Thursday, March 31, 2016

$2,000,000 Baseball Card

Did the title get your attention? Mission accomplished.

Baseball cards were invented over 100 years ago right here in Durham! sell tobacco! (The most heralded card, circa 1910, bears the likeness of Pittsburgh's Honus Wagner. It sold at auction for over two million dollars!)

This deserves some hometown attention. And the Museum of Durham History is mounting a unique baseball card exhibit here at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park and in their own space at 500 West Main, timed for Opening Day 2016. Check out their website for details. 

Here at the DBAP, the Museum has created a display for our food court. That's taking history to the people!

A shout-out to Katie Spencer, Executive Director of the Museum of Durham History, and Board Member Renee Synderman for bringing us this idea...for putting a contemporary twist on century-old subject matter. We got caught up in their enthusiasm and provided a grant for the exhibition. 

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Under Construction (permanently!?!)

We can't seem to put an end to our 2014 ballpark renovation. Two seasons later, we're still bustin' out walls and fixin' up the venerable DBAP. 

This winter we're installing new, expanded backstop netting. We have enlarged and updated the 20 year old visitor's clubhouse. The Ballpark Corner Store is getting a makeover. A new marquee will soon appear on the entry plaza. And two batting cages are under construction for the May ACC Baseball Championships.

Last but not least, we are finishing a new clubhouse for Duke University Baseball. Duke has moved their baseball program off-campus and into the DBAP. We inked a seven-year contract with Duke Athletics last fall. Their coaches have new offices in the adjacent Diamond View II office building. The locker room is in the DBAP's right field corner. The Bulls welcome the Blue Devils!
Re-working the right field maintenance area
to accommodate the Duke clubhouse.

The Duke locker room - a work in progress.

Designer's rendering of the final product - clubhouse entrance.

Ballpark Corner Store.
New fixtures, even more caps!

More space for women's apparel.

Opening Day is April 7th. You can get a preview of the 2016 season this Friday and Saturday at our Delta Fan Fest. Details at