The first-place Durham Bulls return home to the DBAP on Thursday, June 13 to begin an eight game homestand featuring visits from the Indianapolis Indians and Louisville Bats. A Bull Durham 25th Anniversary Celebration, Bark in the Park, and '90s Night highlight the promotional slate, while on the diamond the Bulls face off against Minor League Baseball's single-season stolen base record holder in Louisville's Billy Hamilton.
The homestand gets underway on Thursday, June 13 at 7:05pm as the Bulls host the Indianapolis Indians, Triple-A affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates, in the first of a four game series. Thursday home games at the DBAP (with the exception of July 4) feature $1 Bright Leaf hot dogs, popcorn and fries. Thursday is also College Night, where students can get a Terrace Reserved ticket and $5 in Bulls Bucks for just $10 or an Outfield Reserved ticket for only $4.99 by entering the promo code COLLEGE (and using a valid .edu email address) when purchasing tickets online at durhambulls.com.
On Friday, June 14, Wilson Law P.A. presents the 7:05pm ballgame and the Friday Night Fireworks show immediately following the contest between the Bulls and Indians. The Diamond Cutters, the Bulls' world famous dancing grounds crew, will also perform.
Saturday night's 7:05pm game is presented by Chevrolet. Following the game, Great Outdoor Provision Co. presents the first of three Camp Out Nights during the 2013 season, where scout groups from across the Triangle will spend the night in the DBAP outfield. For Camp Out Night group information, call 919.956.BULL.
Coinciding with the same weekend it was released 25 years ago, fans can take part in the Bull Durham 25th Anniversary Celebration on Sunday, June 16. Throughout the 5:05pm game, the Bulls will honor the movie that made them internationally famous. The team will wear Bull Durham era throwback jerseys on the field, while all game entertainment will focus on memorable moments and little known facts from the movie. Fans will have a chance to take photos with the new Bull Durham Racers, unveiled this season as a tribute to the anniversary, and also with the original Bull mascot from the movie. In the Ballpark Corner Store, themed Bull Durham merchandise will be available for the first time this season. Following the game, Kids Run the Bases thanks to Pepsi.
On Monday, June 17 at 7:05pm, the Cincinnati Red's top affiliate begins their only visit of the year. Louisville is led by the exciting Billy Hamilton, who set a Minor League record in 2012 by stealing an astonishing 155 bases. Tuesday's 7:05pm game is another AAA Membership Card Night. At every Tuesday home game in 2013, fans who show their AAA Membership Card can buy one Terrace Reserved ticket and get one, courtesy of AAA Carolinas.
Wells Fargo presents the 7:05pm game on Wednesday, June 19. Man's best friend gets run of the DBAP that night during the second Bark in the Park event this season. Four-legged Bulls fans and their owners can get tickets for $10.99 in a special pet section of the Outfield Reserved, or $25 tickets that include a 2-hour all-you-can-eat buffet. $5 of each Bark in the Park ticket purchase goes to benefit Second Chance Pet Adoptions. Tickets for the pet section at Bark in the Park can be ordered online at durhambulls.com using the promo code BARK. New for 2013, both human and canine fans will be treated to several in-game performances by the K9 Crew Frisbee Dogs.
The homestand and series with Louisville concludes with a fun-filled 7:05pm game on Thursday, June 20, presented by the North Carolina Education Lottery. Thursday's finale is '90s Night at the DBAP, featuring an all-out tribute to the decade that brought us grunge, the spread of mainstream hip hop, The Simpsons and Beverly Hills, 90210. Once again, $1 concession items and College Night specials will be available.
Tickets for all home games are available online here, by phone at 919.956.BULL, or at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park box office.
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