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“Great Baseball, Lousy Food”

Durham Bulls Athletic Park
Ranked #6 of 90 things to do in Durham
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 28 June 2018

My wife and I attended a Durham Bulls game last night, as we have periodically since this park opened and even before in the old park. We've always made it an outing for food and fun.

The weather was a little iffy, but the game and the entertainment between innings was enjoyable and fully met expectations. What was a big disappointment was the food both my wife and I were served. This rating is primarily about the food.

Upon arriving we each got dinner from two different food stalls housed in the permanent food booths. My wife got a hot dog "because that's what you eat at a baseball game", and I got a cheeseburger and fries.

Big mistake! Probably the worst burger I have ever been served anywhere. The burger was very dry, served on a bun that seemed overly large and was also very dry. Each time I took a bite, at least one piece of the bun would break apart and fall to the ground. The fries had some promise, except they were only slightly warmer than air temperature. My wife's reviews on her hot dog were only slightly better.

I have two goals in writing this review. First and foremost, hopefully it will play at least a small part in the stadium management recognizing they have a problem. With all of the great food choices around this area and especially in Durham, the bar is set way to high to allow this. And second, to suggest that at least in the short term, you probably want to make other food selections at the stadium, or perhaps make plans to eat before you come!

But do go the the games!

Thank Bob R
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Reviewed 25 June 2018

Great baseball venue! Family friendly activities! Good selection of foods.
Good venue for a first time baseball game.

Thank tym568
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Reviewed 25 June 2018

Went to see a Durham Bulls game and was pleasantly surprised at how beautiful the park was, and how clean. Had great seats under the shelter portion, there were tons of eating and drinking options. The whole event was also quite entertaining. Parking was a small concern but we ended up parking a few blocks away for under $2.

Thank FredVAGirl
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Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

My husband and our boys attended a game here for Fathers Day! They’ve frequented several minor league ballparks and said this was one of their faves!

Thank AmyDF
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Reviewed 14 June 2018

Some might think they are coming to a game where the movie Bull Durham was filmed...although they have the Bull from the movie in the concourse, this is a new, updated stadium. The old stadium is still around, and hosts high school, college and American Legion games, as well as other events. The DBAP is a great minor league stadium, and one of the best places to see a game. They not only host Durham Bulls baseball, but college games (ACC Tournament, some Duke games) and USA Baseball from time to time. Not a bad seat in the stadium, although the third base side is better as the sun is on the other side of the stadium. Best seats are third base side, up under the roof where fans give you a nice breeze, and you have plenty of shade!

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