Enjoy a Free Night at the Ballpark

The Durham Bulls, Blue Devils square off in exhibition April 4 at the DBAP

Duke community members can get up to four free tickets to the April 4 game. Photo courtesy Duke Baseball.
Duke community members can get up to four free tickets to the April 4 game. Photo courtesy Duke Baseball.

Members of the Duke community can watch Tuesday night’s exhibition baseball game between the Blue Devils and the Durham Bulls for free.

Anyone with a valid DukeCard ID can get up to four free tickets for the game, which is slated for 6:05 p.m. April 4 at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park. All tickets must be picked up in-person at the DBAP Box Office. Phone orders will not be taken.

The Blue Devils, who reached the NCAA tournament last season, have played selected home games at the 10,000-seat downtown stadium since 2010. The Bulls, the Triple-A affiliate for the Tampa Bay Rays, open their season Thursday night on the road against the Gwinnett Braves. The Bulls’ home opener is April 10.

“I want our guys to have fun with it,” said Duke coach Chris Pollard. “I want them to enjoy it. It’s a little bit of a break here in the middle of the season from the typical or traditional grind. It’s something I’ve always wanted to do since I was a little kid. I always thought how fun it would be to play in one of these games where a college team matched up against pro team. I want our guys to have fun and enjoy it.”

As part of Duke Appreciation events, Duke employees and their immediate family members can watch Blue Devils baseball for free again when Boston College visits for a series on April 14-16 at Jack Coombs Field. Tickets are available for those games at the Duke box office window with a valid DukeCard ID.