DURHAM, NC / ACCESSWIRE / May 6, 2021 / With North Carolina's cherished minor league baseball tradition set to resume at long last, Durham Bulls fans are more eager than ever to hear the crack of the bat and the roar of the crowd. Ahead of opening day on May 11, the Bulls announced a new alliance with The Wooten Company, a civil and building systems engineering firm headquartered in Downtown Raleigh.
As a feature of the partnership, Bulls enthusiasts can celebrate the team's tradition through social media posts that conjure up the magic moments and simple joy of being at the ballpark through the years. Wooten will also offer fans chances to win Bulls prize packs in online promotions and have an in-stadium presence to join in cheering on the home team to victory.
"For decades, Bulls games have brought people of all walks of life together. The team reflects our area's unique personality and makes a major contribution to our quality of life," said Wooten President Gary Hartong, PE. "Like most everyone around these parts, we pull for the Bulls, and we are thrilled to team with the club to celebrate their rich community tradition."
Since 1936, Wooten has partnered with local leadership in the Triangle and statewide on essential infrastructure projects such as water systems, Main Street revitalizations, eco-optimized schools, data centers, and outdoor amenities such as greenways. Notably, the firm designed and oversaw construction of Carter-Finley Stadium. Wooten is the second longest-standing engineering firm in North Carolina to operate continuously since its founding.
"We are happy to partner with The Wooten Company for our 2021 season. Much like the Bulls, Wooten has a long tradition in the Durham community and we look forward to safely welcoming them and the whole Triangle community to the DBAP this year," said Bulls Director of Corporate Partnerships Nick Bavin. "After all, we need things like clean water and open spaces to enjoy everyday life - not to mention play baseball."
Established in 1902, the franchise became indelibly etched into popular memory in the 1988 hit movie Bull Durham. Seven years later, fans began filling the stands of the newly minted Durham Bulls Athletic Park (DBAP), which would become the crown jewel of the reimagined American Tobacco Campus. The organization helped cultivate major league talent, including beloved Hall of Famer Chipper Jones, as an integral part of the Atlanta Braves farm system for 17 years. Since 1998 the Bulls have been a Tampa Bay Rays affiliate. In that time the team has topped the regular season standings six times and claimed two Triple-A class titles.
The season-long partnership marks the first such collaboration between the Bulls and Wooten. After the pandemic effectively rained out the entire 2020 season, the DBAP will open its gates this year with reduced capacity and follow clear health safety guidelines.
The Wooten Company provides civil engineering, geomatics and architectural services to public entities, educational institutions, and private industry. Headquartered in Raleigh, the multi-disciplinary firm has regional offices in Hickory, Greenville, Wilmington, and Winston-Salem, as well as Columbia, South Carolina.
SOURCE: The Wooten Company
View source version on accesswire.com: