Outdoor movies, golf course: Durham Bulls Athletic Park stays busy despite canceled season
Durham Bulls Director of Corporate Partnerships Nick Bavin said that the staff began coming up with ideas for other events to host at the stadium in mid-March when the pandemic hit the area.Posted — Updated
But the Durham Bulls staff had some ideas for events they could still host at the stadium, once coronavirus restrictions lifted.
Durham Bulls Director of Corporate Partnerships Nick Bavin said that the staff began coming up with ideas for other events to host at the stadium in mid-March when the pandemic hit the area.
Bavin said talks started in June about the movie series, which is curated by Candid Yams Kickback's Rashad Little.
"(Rashad)'s been doing a really great job and his area of expertise with showing movies and relating it back to the community and building relationships and helping people find a quality of their life through film. And so I've been doing the same thing with music and our culture hip hop," Beats n Bars Festival's co-founder Crystal Taylor said.
Taylor said when she and Bavin started talking about ways to partner during the pandemic, she thought about ways to incorporate social consciousness in light of the recent death of George Floyd.
"It was a great opportunity to try to execute something that could bring the community back together," Taylor said.
Admission for each movie is $10 per adult and children under 10 years old are admitted free.
People are required to wear face coverings and there is free hand sanitizer available. Groups are placed in socially distanced pods throughout the baseball field.
Movies aren't the only activities happening at DBAP this year. The park is converting into a golf course for a special event next week.
Players must bring their own clubs. They can use a 9 iron or wedge. Golf balls will be provided.
To maintain social distancing, tee times are limited to four to six people per booking. Face coverings will be required.
Prices are $25 per round during non-peak hours and $40 per round during peak hours including weekends and evenings.