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Historic Durham Athletic Park

  • 500 W Corporation St, Downtown Durham
  • Durham, NC 27701
  • Primary: (919) 687-6503
  • Fax: (919) 530-8403
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Originally named El Toro Park when it was first built in 1926, the Historic Durham Athletic Park served as the home of the Durham Bulls for almost 70 years, and was a film location for the movie Bull Durham. In 1995, the team moved to the Durham Bulls Athletic Park, a mile south, but this field is still maintained as the home of the NCCU baseball team and is available for rentals for special occasions. The park is a short walk from many of Durham’s great visitor draws including the Central Park dining and entertainment district.

  • Business Hours: Varies: open for events only.
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  • Miles To Convention Center: 0.40
  • Miles to RDU Airport: 15.3
  • Miles to VIC: 0.50
  • Free Admission All The Time:
Group Tour Info
  • Avg. Tour Length: 45 minutes
  • Group Rates: Free Admission
  • Scheduling Policy: Call (919) 956-BULL to schedule
  • Tour Type: Guided
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Sports Facility Details
  • Field: Surface: Turf
  • Indoor/Outdoor: Outdoor
  • Stadium Seating: 7,500
Historic Durham Athletic Park Meeting Facility
  • # of Rooms: 1
  • Reception Capacity: 10,000
  • Description: The historic, newly renovated Durham Athletic Park is available for special event and baseball rentals year-round. The DAP, filming location for the hit film "Bull Durham", is located a mile north of the current home of the Bulls- the Durham Bulls Athletic Park (DBAP). The DAP is available to host single baseball games, multi-game series, showcase events, scouting events, batting practice and tournaments The ballpark features home and visitor dugouts along with bullpen benches. Home, visitor and umpire clubhouses are also available for use underneath the stadium. Bullpen mounds (2 per each side) are located in the warning track areas just past 1st and 3rd base
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Discover Durham
212 W Main St #101
Durham, NC 27701 USA
Phone: (919) 687-0288
Toll Free: (800) 446-8604