Durham is a city of champions. You no doubt know about the Blue Devils 2010 NCAA men’s basketball championship, but there are plenty more reasons to cheer. The Durham Bulls, the AAA affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays, are perennial contenders, and the NHL’s Carolina Hurricanes hosted the 2011 NHL All Star Game. And fortunately, this big league talent comes at minor league prices.
The Durham Bulls pack lots of talent and lots of inexpensive fun into a beautiful ballpark right in the middle of downtown. There’s no better way to kick back, relax and enjoy a beautiful spring or summer evening than a night with the Bulls.
Ever dream of becoming a Cameron Crazy? Well, now’s your chance. College basketball’s greatest ambience, and one of its finest teams are just steps away from the Law School. But even when basketball season isn’t in full swing, enjoy Duke’s other sports, or participate in one of the many club and intramural teams yourself. The forgiving climate makes an active, healthy lifestyle easy.
The world record for the loudest indoor sporting event was set at a Hurricanes game at the RBC Center. It might seem strange that a southern town would take ice hockey so seriously, but the Canes inspire that kind of loyalty in their fans. Just try to be a sports fan here and not catch Hurricanes fever.
Our own major league soccer team has had an excellent record in recent years. You can also find lots of amateur leagues if you’d rather play than watch.
The Carolina Rollergirls are athletes dedicated to enriching the lives of women through sports training and participation in international competition. The Rollergirls are actually a roller derby league with several teams in the Triangle. Tickets are cheap – less than $20 for adults and $5 for kid