FOR GUESTS WHO HAVE SENSORY PROCESSING NEEDS:
The Durham Bulls have partnered with KultureCity to improve our ability to assist and accommodate guests with sensory needs. Our objective is to provide an inclusive and seamless experience for all guests for all events including those with sensory needs. We strive to raise awareness of the needs and challenges faced by individuals with sensory processing disorders by supplying our Team Members with continuous training and by offering the resources and accommodations below to our guests.
Sensory bags containing special KCVIP badges, fidget tools, noise canceling headphones and other resources are available for checkout (at no cost by leaving an ID) at the Lowes Foods Guest Services located on the main concourse.
Weighted Lap Pad:
A weighted lap pad is also available upon request (at no cost by leaving an ID) at the Lowes Foods Guest Services located on the main concourse.
Social Story and Sensory Guide:
Our friends at Emerge Pediatrics have put together a Social Story and general Sensory Guide that will give you all the information needed to ensure your visit to the DBAP is as smooth and fun as possible.
The Social Story can be downloaded here.
The Sensory Guide can be downloaded here.
Quiet Areas can be found at various points throughout the ballpark. These are places that are generally quiet and away from foot-traffic and loud music to give our guests a space to cool and calm down. These are located at the following:
- First Aid/EMT room, behind Lowes Foods Guest Services
- 2nd floor elevator lobby
- Behind the Bull in left field
- Close to the Baker Roofing Center Field Gate
- Behind the Lowes Foods Landing on Jackie's Landing
A map showing the Quiet Areas can be found here.
Ballpark Exit/Re-Entry Policy:
Fans are permitted to exit the ballpark and re-enter should they need extra space or time to calm down when experiencing sensory issues. If you need to leave the stadium and wish to return, please see the gate supervisor to receive a stamp to re-enter the stadium.
Sensory Inclusion FAQs:
KultureCity has provided a handy FAQ sheet with more information on sensory processing disorders and the sensory inclusion initiative. The FAQs can be found here.