Durham celebrates movie anniversary, stadium restoration
Durham on Wednesday celebrated the 20th anniversary of the film "Bull Durham" and broke ground on a $5 million restoration of the ballpark where the movie was filmed.Posted — Updated
The stars of the film – Kevin Costner, Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins – were also honored but didn't attend the event.
To continue the celebration, on Saturday the Durham County Library will host a free screening of the R-rated film at 2 p.m.
Also on Wednesday, Durham celebrated the start of a $5 million restoration project at the Durham Athletic Park.
The Durham Athletic Park was home to the Durham Bulls minor league baseball team from 1926 to 1994. The park has been used as a community venue for local baseball and softball leagues since 1995. It has also been used as the home field for the North Carolina School of Arts. Starting in the 2009 season, North Carolina Central University will make the ballpark its home field.
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