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 are Stanley Cup winners. 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.
Home ice for this championship team is PNC Arena in nearby Raleigh. 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 area's professional soccer team, the RailHawks are a founding member of the North American Soccer League. See them play in Cary, about 30 minutes from Durham. You can also find lots of amateur leagues if you’d rather play than watch.
"North Carolina’s First Name in Roller Derby," the Carolina Rollergirls is a women's flat-track roller derby league with a mission to enrich the lives of women through sports training and competition. Tickets are cheap, the action exciting, and you can try it yourself at their open practices!