It’s like bat striking ball and rounding the bases to touch ‘em all. After last year’s minor league baseball season was effectively rained out, fans have never been more hungry for hardball. When the Durham Bulls shared on social media that opening day at the DBAP would be May 11, 2021, we applauded the good news. The Bulls reached out, we decided to form an alliance, and word traveled fast.
For decades, Bulls games have brought people of all walks of life together. The team reflects our area’s unique personality and makes a major contribution to our quality of life. Like most everyone around these parts, we pull for the Bulls, and we are thrilled to team with the club to celebrate their rich community tradition.
— Gary Hartong, PE, President, The Wooten Company
The Durham minor league baseball franchise was established in 1902 and L.E. Wooten founded our firm in 1936. For more than eight decades, we’ve partnered with local leadership on important projects like water systems, Main Street revitalizations, eco-optimized schools, data centers, and outdoor amenities such as greenways.
But while we’ve helped shape communities across the Carolinas for generations, it’s a safe call to say the Durham Bulls have more star power. The team was indelibly etched into popular memory in the 1988 hit movie Bull Durham. And the DBAP – short for Durham Bulls Athletic Park – has become the crown jewel of the American Tobacco Campus, a signature arts and entertainment destination in our fast-growing metro.
Not only are the Bulls popular, they play winning baseball. Since becoming a Tampa Bay Rays affiliate in 1998, the team has topped the regular season standings six times and claimed two Triple-A class titles.
So Wooten is honored to have its name alongside the Bulls under the bright lights at the ballpark to elevate and illuminate our tradition of designing the future. Besides an in-stadium presence to cheer on the home team to victory, Wooten will also offer fans chances to win Bulls prize packs in online promotions.
The Bulls saw pairing as a homerun.
We are happy to partner with The Wooten Company for our 2021 season. Wooten has a long tradition in the Durham community and we look forward to safely welcoming them and the whole Triangle community to the DBAP this year. After all, we need things like clean water and open spaces to enjoy everyday life – not to mention play baseball.”
— Nick Bavin, Director of Corporate Partnerships, The Durham Bulls
See you at the ballpark this season to be part of America’s favorite pastime.