Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Triple-A Baseball All-Star Game Events Start Saturday at Durham Bulls Athletic Park

Coming up next week the Durham Bulls Athletic Park in Durham is playing host to the annual Triple-A All-Star Game for all of Minor League Baseball. Since announcing this last year, the event has blossomed into an epic occasion.

Players from every team in the minor league will be in Durham to play the Wednesday night game, as well as to participate in the events that kick off this prestigious event starting Saturday night.

"This is a major coup for Durham," said Shelly Green, President and CEO of the Durham Convention & Visitors Bureau (DCVB). "We expect more than 30,000 fans to attend the festivities over the five-day period.  Not only will these visitors spend a lot of money in Durham…about $3.3 million…but they are sure to have a great time as the Durham Bulls certainly know how to pull off spectacular events,” she added.

In addition to promotion of the game and pre-game festivities to visitors and residents alike, DCVB will assist the Bulls in hosting the visiting teams and officials with Minor League Baseball's governing organization.  One amenity DCVB offers is a concierge-like service at the host hotel where friendly and knowledgeable Durham Wayfinders are stationed with iPads at key times to help the players, staff and dignitaries find everything they need in Durham. 

To enhance fan excitement about the game, The Durham Bulls have released three sets of tickets to the game on Wednesday that will be given away on the Durham, NC Facebook fan page. Those interested in winning should like the page to see all the details and chances to win.

The schedule of events follows:

Saturday, July 12
    • All-Star Fan Fest - 11am-2pm at Durham Bulls Athletic Park
    • All-Star Block Party - 6pm-10pm on Blackwell St. adjacent the DBAP
    • Free admission to both All-Star Fan Fest & Block Party (food & beverage available for purchase)
    • Share your Fan Fest & Block Party experiences using #AllStarFanFest and #AllStarBlock party on social media.
Monday, July 14
Tuesday, July 15
    • All-Star Workout Day - 2pm-5pm at Durham Bulls Athletic Park (open to public)
    • IL & PCL All-Star Autograph Session - Approximately 2:45pm-4:00pm
Wednesday, July 16
    • 2014 Cree Triple-A All-Star Game - 7:07pm at Durham Bulls Athletic Park
    • Buy Tickets for the 2014 Cree Triple-A All-Star Game online
    • Share your All-Star Game experiences using #ASGDurham on social media.
Understanding the power of social media, the Bulls are urging attendees to use the hashtags indicated above to ensure that the events get fan engagement at the global level. Fans are encouraged to join the conversation and share the energy at the events.

Durham is exciting year 'round. Stay up to date on all that is happening here with the Durham Event Calendar, and plan a trip to Durham online.

1 comment:

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