For the second time in three years, the Bull City has been chosen to host a premier Triple-A event. Last year, the Durham Bulls Athletic Park showcased the Gildan Triple-A National Championship Game and on July 16, 2014, the ballpark will be home to the 27th annual Triple-A All-Star Game.
The game features the top players and most promising prospects from each of Major League Baseball’s top affiliates in the International and Pacific Coast Leagues. It's meant to be the centerpiece of a five-day celebration that will include an All-Star Fan Fest, Luncheon and Home Run Derby featuring Minor League’s Baseball’s most iconic home run target – the DBAP’s famous Snorting Bull.
“Hosting the Triple-A All-Star Game is a tremendous honor and a once-in-a-generation opportunity to showcase not only the Bulls organization, but Durham and the entire Triangle community,” Durham Bulls General Manager Mike Birling said in a press release. “We look forward to putting on an unforgettable show during each event of this monumental celebration of America’s greatest game.”
Durham Bulls 2013 ticket package holders will have priority in purchasing tickets for the 2014 Triple-A All-Star Game and Home Run Derby. After those seats are secured, any remaining tickets will be opened up for sale to individuals who have signed up on the All-Star Game Waiting List, which is available now at the Durham Bulls website.
Moving back to the year at hand, the Bulls will begin their season on the road before returning to DBAP April 8 for the home opener agains the Gwinnett Braves. For more information, call 919-956-2855.