Durham Athletic Park, "Bull Durham"
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member showbizkid
N 36° 00.144 W 078° 54.200
17S E 688975 N 3986247
Durham Athletic Park (now called Historic Durham Athletic Park) was one of the shooting locations for the film "Bull Durham."
Waymark Code: WM59T
Location: North Carolina, United States
Date Posted: 12/27/2005
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member showbizkid
Views: 258

In late Autumn 1987, a film crew descended on Durham and other nearby locations to film the movie “Bull Durham.” Much of the filming was done at Durham Athletic Park, home of the real-life Durham Bulls minor league baseball team.

Scenes from the movie were shot in other locations in Durham and Raleigh, as well as many of the minor league ballparks in the region.

The film crew couldn’t shoot during baseball season, so the movie was filmed in late Fall. Because of this, the grass at the Durham Athletic Park had to be touched-up with green paint. This is also why the breath of the actors can be seen in many of the night scenes.

Director/Writer Ron Shelton was formerly a minor league player in the Carolina League.

Here's a shot from the film with Kevin Costner (playing "Crash" Davis) and Tim Robbins (playing "Nuke" LaLoosh) on the pitchers mound at Durham Athletic Park. Right field is in the background.

Here's Durham Athletic Park today showing the infield and right field. The ballpark is now owned by the city of Durham and is closed except for special events. This shot was taken through the fence. The Durham Bulls moved to their new ball park in 1995.

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Movie or TV Show: Bull Duham

Year Released or First Aired: 1,988.00

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