Tickets go on sale Tuesday for the first Durham Bulls games in more than a year.
April 6 would have been opening day for the team, but the season is delayed until May 11. Though state guidelines allow the Durham Bulls Athletic Park to operate at 50 percent capacity, the team says it will open at a lower capacity in order to allow for social distancing. The Bulls are still working on other COVID-19-19 protocols for the park, but masks will be required initially.
The Durham Bulls will honor local healthcare workers on May 11 for opening night for the 2021 season against the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp. They will have a six-game series against the team.
“Our fans will have waited over 600 days to attend a Durham Bulls baseball game, and we are so excited to welcome them back into the DBAP for the 2021 season,” said Mike Birling, Durham Bulls Vice President. “When the 2020 season was canceled last June, we committed to making 2021 the most epic season in Bulls’ history. Our team has been working hard to make sure of that, and we are eager to share our plans for the rest of the season soon.”
The fun will continue on May 15 with “2020: That Was Some Bull” Night, where fans will have a chance to claim a T-shirt celebrating the DBAP’s 25th anniversary in 2020 or a Chipper Jones Number Retirement bobblehead. Both were scheduled giveaways in 2020.
On May 16, there will be an “Ode to 20 Years of Sulley and Mike.”
Other promotional nights announced:
- May 19: Bark in the Park – dogs are welcome at the ballpark
- May 22: Bull Durham Night – The team will wear specialty jerseys based on the jackets made famous by the movie’s coaching staff.
- May 23: Wool E. Bull’s Birthday
The Bulls have also added Beats, Brews, & Baseball and Character Appearances at every Sunday home game.
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