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Design The Blue Monster

April 23, 2012
DURHAM, NC - The Durham Bulls announce today a contest to redesign the famed Blue Monster Outfield Wall at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park. The 32-foot-high wall in left field was completely refurbished in the offseason and now sports a clean coat of navy blue paint. Beginning today, Bulls fans will have the opportunity to submit their own designs for the wall's artwork via the team's Facebook page. Fans will then be able to vote for selected finalists, with the winning design becoming the inspiration for the Blue Monster's new look.

Since being built in 1995, the DBAP's Blue Monster has been adorned with several different paint jobs, ranging from the words "The Blue Monster" to a pair of menacing eyes on the wall. Before the 2012 season, the outfield wall was deconstructed and rebuilt with a new weatherproof wood surface and a fresh coat of paint. The "clean" paint job will be presented to fans as a finalist in the design contest.

When visiting the Bulls' Facebook page, fans can click on the "Design the Monster" tab which will take them directly to the contest. A blank template of the Blue Monster will be available to print and download, and fans are encouraged to use the template to create their design before submitting it as a .jpg file. Only designs that utilize the white areas of the template will be considered; any submissions that contain alterations to existing signage will not be considered as finalist material. Submissions will be accepted through May 2. The best concepts will then be put to a fan vote.

The Durham Bulls return home to the DBAP on Friday, April 27th for a ten game homestand. Tickets are available online at durhambulls.com, by phone at 919.956.BULL, or in person at the DBAP ticket office.