Fan Fest to kick off Durham Bulls season

To kick off the season, the Durham Bulls will host Fan Fest 2012, presented by University Ford and University Kia, on Friday, March 2nd and Saturday, March 3rd from 11 am to 2 pm at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park. The annual event serves as the opening day of ticket sales, giving fans their first opportunity to purchase individual game tickets.

During Fan Fest 2012, fans will have exclusive access to one of the most celebrated ballparks in Minor League Baseball when they can take batting practice and play catch on the field at the DBAP. The Bulls box office will be open during the event, selling tickets for individual games including Opening Day on April 5th and the 4th of July fireworks extravaganza. By purchasing at least one ticket to a 2012 regular season Bulls game at Fan Fest, fans will get a free lunch at the concession stands.

In addition to the activities on the field, there will be several opportunities for fans to rack up Bull City BUCK$ points. Bull City BUCK$, a new Downtown Durham focused rewards program sponsored by University Ford and University Kia, gives participants the ability to earn reward BUCK$ by scanning QR codes at participating businesses and hidden locations. Those BUCK$ can then be redeemed for great prizes and discounts at partnering restaurants and entertainment spots.

A special Pepsi Ticket Package will be available at Fan Fest 2012, including four tickets to any regular season Bulls game, four Bulls caps and four six-packs of Pepsi for only $48.

Other events scheduled for Fan Fest 2012 include:

• Wool E. Bull posing for pictures and signing autographs
• Up to 50% off selected Bulls merchandise in the Ballpark Corner Store, including select fitted caps
• Full range of inflatables for young Bulls fans to enjoy
• Select-a-Seat event highlighting available season ticket and mini-plan seat locations

The Durham Bulls open 2012 International League play at home on Thursday, April 5th when they host the Gwinnett Braves. Season ticket and mini-plan packages are now available at durhambulls.com or by calling 919.956.BULL.

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