The spotlight shown on Durham's former baseball home Durham Athletic Park (known as DAP), soon after the Kevin Costner movie "Bull Durham" was released. The little ballpark became so popular from the film, that people began flocking to DAP in record numbers. One would think that this would help the vintage ballpark but in many ways it would cause its professional demise. The ballpark couldn't handle the large crowds and it was determined that a new much larger stadium should be built in Durham... a Triple-A stadium.