Renovations to the home of the Durham Bulls Minor League Baseball team include: larger club houses for both visiting and home teams; doubling the size of the Durham Bulls locker room and enhancing it with homages to the team’s history; a new locker room for female referees and trainers as well as upgrading the locker rooms for umpires, trainers, and team officials; a new area for Bulls office staff; enhanced retail configurations at the Ballpark Corner Store; and the new Hall of Fame hallway paying tribute to the Bull’s storied history. There is also a new 3,750-square-foot air-conditioned indoor hitting facility with two hitting tunnels where fans can watch Bulls players warm-up before games.
"Skanska is truly honored to have been entrusted with the responsibility of upgrading the Durham Bulls Athletic Park into a world-class sports destination," said Mark Balling, Executive Vice President responsible for Skanska’s North Carolina and Virginia building operations. "The realization of this vision has been an incredible journey that will enrich the experience of the Durham Bulls team, staff, fans, and partners.”
Recognizing that concrete is responsible for 8% of the world's carbon emissions (CO2), Skanska took a more sustainable approach to construct a new sidewalk at Durham Bulls Athletic Park. The sidewalks outside of the batting tunnels were created using CarbonCure Technologies. CarbonCure injects captured CO2 into fresh concrete where it immediately mineralizes, preventing CO2 from being released into the atmosphere and contributing to climate change. The mineralized CO2 is permanently embedded, trapping it in the sidewalk forever.
Durham Bulls Athletic Park is the latest in Skanska’s efforts to deliver projects that provide new and improved public spaces for Durham. Skanska recently completed Merrick-Moore Park, a 50-acre project that delivered soccer fields, picnic areas, and playgrounds for the community. Skanska also completed the renovation and construction of a new addition at Durham Main Library, including the creation of a STEAM literacy center, galleries, study spaces, and exterior amphitheater.
Operating from a regional headquarters in Durham, Skanska USA has completed nearly $2.9 billion worth of work in North Carolina and Virginia over the past 10 years and currently has more than $640 million of work in progress in the two states.