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Rain Policy

Durham Bulls Rain Hotline

919.687.6556

Not sure about the status of the game? Call the Durham Bulls rain Hotline for up to the minute game information.

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In the event that four and a half innings of a game are not played, your ticket can be exchanged at the Frontier Communications Ticket Office for the same price admission to any regular season game played on these grounds during this season, based on availability.

Rainy Day Terminology

Rain Delay

A rain delay is when the game is officially delayed. Play will continue later that day. Tickets cannot be exchanged in the event of a rain delay.

Rainout

A rainout is when a game is postponed due to rain. When this happens, the game is usually rescheduled into a double header the next time the two teams meet. In the event of a rainout, tickets can be exchanged at the Ticket Office window for the same price admission to any regular season game, played at the DBAP, during this season, based on availability.

What should I do…

If it is raining before the game…

If it is raining before the start of a game, the Durham Bulls Tarp Crew has been hard at work protecting the field against the elements. This being the case, if the rain stops before the scheduled game start time, the game will continue as planned. If the rain continues into the scheduled game time, Bulls management will invoke a rain delay.

If it begins to rain during the game…

If it begins to rain during the game, the Durham Bulls Tarp Crew will quickly place a large tarp across the infield. At this time, Bulls staff will work with the opposing team's managers, along with local weather outlets, to ascertain the immediate weather outlook. If the teams feel that the inclement weather will pass, a rain delay is put into effect. If the teams agree that the inclement weather will not pass in a reasonable amount of time, an official rainout is announced.

If a rainout is declared after four and a half innings of baseball have been played, a game is considered "official." In this case, there will be no ticket exchanges.