Durham Bulls Athletic Park

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BUILT: 1995

CAPACITY: 10,000

Durham Bulls Athletic Park in Durham, NC, is the home of the Durham Bulls, the Tampa Bay Rays' Triple-A East farm team. Opened in 1995, "The DBAP" (pronounced DEE-BAP) jumped to Triple-A when 1998 expansion bumped the Carolina League club of Bull Durham (1988) fame to Myrtle Beach, SC.

The Bulls tried to stage annual throwback games at Durham Athletic Park, the long-time home of those Bulls and now a working baseball field and museum, but stopped after two. HOK Sport (now Populous) designed the DBAP. The otherwise modern ballpark goes for a bit of quaint with a manual scoreboard, one of eight in the minors. Its 32-foot-tall left-field wall, the Blue Monster, is only 305 feet from home plate.

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