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‘Bull Durham’ ballpark renovated

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DURHAM, N.C. — The baseball park made famous in the movie “Bull Durham” has a new look.

WRAL-TV reported that Durham politicians, area baseball coaches and former minor and major league ball players gathered for a game of softball to celebrate the reopening.

The Durham Athletic Park was home to the Durham Bulls from 1926 to 1994 and became nationally known when it was the location of the 1988 Kevin Costner and Susan Sarandon film “Bull Durham.”

The Bulls moved to a new park in 1995 and the old one has been used for local baseball and softball leagues.

Durham spent $5 million to renovate the park, which reopened Saturday.

Minor League Baseball will use the city-owned stadium as a training facility for groundskeepers. North Carolina Central University will play home baseball games there as well.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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The baseball park made famous in the movie “Bull Durham” has a new look.

WRAL-TV reported that Durham politicians, area baseball coaches and former minor and major league ball players gathered for a game of softball to celebrate the reopening.

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