The Durham Bulls have announced the organization will host the 2014 Triple-A All-Star Game at Durham Bulls Athletic Park. The 27th annual Triple-A All-Star Game will take place on July 16, 2014 and will be nationally televised on MLB Network. It will serve as the centerpiece of a five-day celebration that will make the Triangle the focal point of the Minor League Baseball world.
The Triple-A All-Star Game headlines a multiday extravaganza which will include an All-Star Fan Fest, Luncheon and Home Run Derby featuring Minor League’s Baseball’s most iconic home run target - the DBAP’s famous Snorting Bull.
“Hosting the Triple-A All-Star Game is a tremendous honor and a once-in-a-generation opportunity to showcase not only the Bulls organization, but Durham and the entire Triangle community,” said Durham Bulls General Manager Mike Birling.
“We look forward to putting on an unforgettable show during each event of this monumental celebration of America’s greatest game.”
The Bulls have also unveiled the logo for the 2014 Triple-A All-Star Game that features depictions of some of the iconic buildings of the Durham skyline, including the Lucky Strike water tower and smoke stack.
The blue star represents the great players who have participated in the game - 77 of whom have gone on to play in the Major League Baseball All-Star Game. Derek Jeter, Chipper Jones, Pedro Martinez, Mike Piazza, and Joey Votto are among the game’s most notable alumni.
“When baseball executives from around the country gathered in the Triangle last September for the Triple-A National Championship Game, players, fans and officials were treated to a first class experience which made the decision to award the 2014 Triple-A All-Star Game to the Bulls and the City of Durham a very easy one,” said International League President Randy Mobley.
“The Bulls represent all that is right about Minor League Baseball and with an MLB Network broadcast, this will be yet another opportunity for Durham to shine in all its glory on a national stage.”
Rotating annually between International League and Pacific Coast League host cities, the 2013 Triple-A All-Star Game will take place at Aces Ballpark in Reno, NV. Under current rules, the winning league of the Triple-A All-Star Game earns home field advantage for its eventual champion in the Triple-A National Championship Game.
Durham Bulls 2013 ticket package holders will have priority in purchasing tickets for the 2014 Triple-A All-Star Game and Home Run Derby. After 2013 ticket package holders are given the opportunity to secure their seats for the All-Star action, any remaining tickets will be opened up for sale to individuals who have signed up on the All-Star Game Waiting List. Detailed event plans and schedules will be announced leading up to the 2014 Triple-A All-Star Game.
The Durham Bulls begin the 2013 International League season on the road before returning to Durham Bulls Athletic Park on April 8 for their home opener against the Gwinnett Braves.
National Anthem Auditions
The Durham Bulls will hold National Anthem auditions to find performers for the 2013 season on Saturday, March 16 from noon until 2 p.m. at The Streets at Southpoint in Durham.
Auditions will take place on the outdoor stage adjacent to Southpoint Cinemas and the Cheesecake Factory. Participants may register upon arrival to perform on a first come, first sing basis. Singers may leave at the completion of their audition and will be contacted later as the Bulls choose those who will perform at limited, select dates during the 2013 season.
National Anthem performers will have one minute and thirty seconds to perform the Star Spangled Banner. Lyrics must be memorized and performed in a traditional style.
For additional information on singing the National Anthem at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park or if you have a group interested in performing, please contact Josh Trezvant at 919.687.6545 or email@example.com.