History

Durham Bulls Athletic Park, or DBAP, is the home of the Durham Bulls. The 10,000-seat park opened in 1995 replacing the Durham Athletic Park as the home of the Bulls and cost $18.5 million to build. The DBAP is 305 ft to left field, 400 ft to center, and 325 ft to right field.

Since opening, Durham Bulls Athletic Park has undergone several renovations. The DBAP underwent its first renovation in 1998 when the Diamond View was added to right field. A few years later, a playground was added to right field in 2002, and in 2003 the field was replaced with Tissport Bermuda grass. In 2006, the DBAP underwent several renovations that replaced the stadium’s original scoreboard and the left field wall. A couple of years later, in 2008, Diamond View II was built in left field, and the Blue Monster Pavilion opened. Following the completion of Diamond View II, the Bulls began adding Diamond View III to the ballpark, which was completed in 2013. Most recently, the DBAP underwent a $9 million renovation in 2014 that added concessions to the upper level, new picnic areas down the third base line and in the outfield, club area kitchens, new lights, a new ticket entrance, and new video and scoreboards. The 2014 renovation also restructured the field replacing the drainage system and sod.

In addition to being the home of the Durham Bulls, the DBAP has hosted six ACC Baseball Tournaments, the 2012 Triple-A National Championship Game, and the 2014 Triple-A All-Star Game.

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