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City of Champions

Durham is a great place for sports – one of its names is City of Champions. Durham is home to national championships, hall-of-fame coaches, the site of the first interracial basketball game, more state high school basketball titles than any other community in the state, and the backdrop for the best sports movie of all time according to many outlets.

The Duke University Blue Devils compete in 25 NCAA Division I sports in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC), but the Duke men's basketball team and its home arena, Cameron Indoor Stadium, are the most notable. That team's resume includes four NCAA championships, 10 NCAA championship games, 15 Final Fours, 11 national players of the year, and 71 players selected in the NBA draft.

The Durham Bulls Baseball Club, founded in 1902, is the Triple-A baseball affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays and is the most famous minor league baseball team in the country thanks to Bull Durham, the best sports movie of all time according to Sports Illustrated. The team plays 72 of 144 regular season home games at the 10,000 seat Durham Bulls Athletic Park. In 2009, the Bulls won their first Triple-A national championship and in 2011 earned their 6,000th win in franchise history.

The North Carolina Central University Eagles compete in 14 men's and women's NCAA sports as members of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC). In 2012, NCCU completed a five-year transition to the NCAA Division I (Football Subdivision), which will bring even more national recognition to the historically black university.

With so many great sports teams, it's easy to cheer for a hometown favorite. Sports enthusiasts can get tickets to local or home games and view the action live and in person!

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Bull City Legacy

  • 1308 W Club Blvd, Walltown Recreation Center
  • Durham, NC 27705
  • W Central Durham, including Duke

The Bull City Legacy is the new professional basketball team in Durham, NC that is preparing for the season in the Tobacco Road Basketball League (TRBL) at the Walltown Recreation Center near …

Carolina Jaguars

  • See website for details
  • Durham, NC 27704
  • (919) 730-8390
  • North Durham (North of I-85)

The Carolina Jaguars are a Professional ABA Men's Basketball Team based in Durham and playing home games in the McLendon-McDougald Gymnasium at North Carolina Central University.

Carolina Phoenix

  • 2700 N Duke St, Durham County Memorial Stadium
  • Durham, NC 27704
  • (919) 824-1519
  • North Durham (North of I-85)

Independent women's football league; evening games April to June at Durham County Stadium.

Duke Blue Devils

  • 107 Cameron Indoor Stadium
  • Durham, NC 27705
  • (919) 668-4137
  • W Central Durham, including Duke

NCAA Division I sports teams for Duke University, including several national champions . For schedules and ticket information, call (919) 681-2583 (baseball, basketball); (919) 684-4112 (football); …

Duke Blue Devils Baseball

  • Jack Coombs Baseball Stadium, Duke University West Campus
  • Durham, NC 27708
  • (919) 681-2583
  • W Central Durham, including Duke

Afternoon and evening games February to May.

Duke Blue Devils Basketball

  • Cameron Indoor Stadium, Science Dr, Duke University West Campus
  • Durham, NC 27705
  • (919) 681-2583
  • W Central Durham, including Duke

Duke University Blue Devils Basketball NCAA Division I National Champions in 1991, 1992, 2001 and 2010. Seven consecutive "Final Fours."

Duke Blue Devils Football

  • 118 Cameron Indoor Stadium
  • Durham, NC 27708
  • (919) 681-2583
  • W Central Durham, including Duke

One of only a few schools to have played in all four major football bowls: Rose, Cotton, Orange, and Sugar.

Duke Blue Devils Lacrosse

  • Soccer/Lacrosse Field (off Whitford Dr behind Wallace Wade Stadium)
  • Durham, NC 27702
  • (919) 684-2633
  • W Central Durham, including Duke

Afternoon and evening games February to May.

Durham Bulls Baseball Club

  • 409 Blackwell St, Downtown Durham
  • Durham, NC 27701
  • (919) 687-6500
  • Downtown Area

The Durham Bulls are the Triple-A baseball affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays. The team plays 144 games per season; 72 are at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park, overlooking historic Downtown Durham and …

Koskinen Stadium

  • 106 Whitford Dr
  • Durham, NC 27708
  • (919) 684-2120
  • W Central Durham, including Duke

Home to the Blue Devil soccer and lacrosse teams, the stadium can accommodate 7,000 spectators. Host site of the annual Duke Adidas Soccer Classic. Debuting in 2015, Kennedy Toweris an 11,000 …

 

 

 

 

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Looking to get in the game yourself? Browse all of Durham's recreation activities here. Read More

 

 

Durham Convention & Visitors Bureau
212 W Main St #101
Durham, NC 27701 USA
Phone: (919) 687-0288
Toll Free: (800) 446-8604