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  • April 22, 2017

    Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League hold 2017 Spring Camp at Historic Dodgertown

    VERO BEACH, Fla. (April 22, 2017) — The Saskatchewan Roughriders are returning to Historic Dodgertown for their  2017 mini-camp from Tuesday, April 25 to Thursday, April 27. The Riders football operations staff, led by Chris Jones, John Murphy and Jeremy O’Day, along with the complete coaching staff will be in attendance to conduct the workouts.

    More than 40 players are expected at camp, including the team's five quarterbacks: Bryan Bennett, Brandon Bridge, Kevin Glenn, GJ Kinne and Vince Young. The rest of the camp roster will be made up of CFL rookies or players with previous professional experience but... Read more >

  • April 04, 2017

    Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League to hold 2017 Spring Camp at Historic Dodgertown

    Free agent tryout to be held on Saturday, April 8

    VERO BEACH, Fla. (April 4, 2017) — The Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League return to Historic Dodgertown April 10-12 for their 2017 Spring Camp. This marks the Alouettes third visit to Historic Dodgertown for their Spring Camp, having previously come in 2014 and 2015.

    Prior to Spring Camp, the Alouettes will hold a free agent tryout on Saturday, April 8.

    "We are very happy to be back at the Historic Dodgertown complex, which is a great place for our coaches, players and staff to get... Read more >

  • March 31, 2017

    HDT welcomes students from Dodgertown Elementary for interactive history lesson

    VERO BEACH, Fla. (March 31, 2017) — On March 31, 1948, baseball legend Jackie Robinson made his Dodgertown debut and the major league Dodgers held their first spring training game on this historic property.

    To commemorate this day in history, more than 60 fourth grade students from Dodgertown Elementary School in Vero Beach visited Historic Dodgertown today for an interactive history lesson, which included welcome messages by City and County officials and the District School Superintendent, plus an outdoor scavenger hunt to further the students’ education.

    The theme for the morning was Robinson’s famous quote: “A... Read more >

  • March 24, 2017

    Yale Men’s Rugby Team Trains at Historic Dodgertown

    VERO BEACH, Fla. (March 24, 2017) — Historic Dodgertown’s fields and facilities are becoming well-known in the sport of rugby.

    Recently the Yale University Men’s Rugby Team traveled from New Haven, Conn. And exchanged cloudy, 40-degree weather for Vero Beach’s sunny skies and mild 70’s temperatures for their spring training practice, and were impressed with fields, climate and overall stay.

    “The pitch is probably the best in the United States,” said Nicolas Wicaksono, team spokesperson. “I’d been here with ATAVUS Rugby last fall and was... Read more >

  • March 17, 2017

    Annual Jackie Robinson Celebration Game set for April 15 at Historic Dodgertown’s Holman Stadium

    The 70th anniversary of Jackie’s contribution to sports and society honored in fourth annual game, benefitting United Way of Indian River County

    Vero Beach, FL (March 17, 2017) — Historic Dodgertown and United Way of Indian River County are pleased to announce the fourth annual Jackie Robinson Celebration Game will take place on Saturday evening, April 15 at Holman Stadium. Tickets for this popular game will go on sale March 23 at multiple locations, and the event is expected to sell out.

    This year the St. Lucie Mets will play the Kissimmee Florida Fire Frogs, formerly known as the... Read more >

  • February 23, 2017

    It's a four-sport weekend at Historic Dodgertown

    VERO BEACH, Fla. (Feb. 23, 2017) — It's a four-sport weekend at Historic Dodgertown.

    For the first time in Dodgertown's 70-year history, baseball, softball, rugby and lacrosse teams take to the fields over the same weekend.

    This weekend’s teams are:

    ATAVUS/USA Girls Rugby BSE Agency, Inc and CRBL - boys baseball from Quebec, Canada JUCO Crossover Softball Red Water Lacrosse Historic Dodgetown Baseball Classic featuring the University of Pittsburgh and Siena College

    Historic Dodgertown’s 80-acre property boasts 10 full fields and one half-field, batting cages and locker... Read more >

  • February 16, 2017

    Historic Dodgertown opens 2017 sports season & annual economic generator

    VERO BEACH, Fla. (Feb. 16, 2017) – More than 1,300 athletes ages 9 to 18 representing 87 teams, plus coaches, families and friends from 12 states and Canada, will meet in Vero Beach this weekend for Historic Dodgertown’s annual Treasure Coast Presidents’ Day Challenge tournament.

    The Treasure Coast Presidents’ Day Challenge, co-sponsored by the Treasure Coast Sports Commission, kicks off the busy spring sports season at Historic Dodgertown. The tournament’s size and scope expands to games also being played at South County Regional Park as well as Lakewood and Lawnwood Park in St. Lucie County.

    Historic... Read more >

  • February 14, 2017

    Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodger Randy “Handsome Ransom” Jackson returns to HDT on Feb. 18

    VERO BEACH, Fla. (Feb. 14, 2017) — Randy “Handsome Ransom” Jackson, who played for the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers from 1956-58, will make his first visit to Historic Dodgertown since his playing days, on Saturday, Feb. 18. Ransom, who turned 91 on Feb. 10, will take a walk down memory lane, and share those memories with Historic Dodgertown visitors and Presidents’ Day Tournament participants.

    Jackson recently published an autobiographical memoir in which he chronicles his life from growing up in Arkansas to being signed to take over for Jackie Robinson, only to quickly discover nobody replaces a legend... Read more >

  • February 01, 2017

    Korean Baseball Organizational SK Wyverns embark on sixth Spring Training at Historic Dodgertown

    VERO BEACH, FL (Feb. 1, 2017) —The SK Wyverns return to Historic Dodgertown, making this the sixth consecutive year the team has held their Spring Training in Vero Beach. The team’s Spring Training opens today.

    The Wyverns of the professional Korean Baseball Organization (KBO) recently introduced American Trey Hillman as the team’s field manager. This is Hillman’s first season managing in the KBO. His previous managerial experience was with the Kansas City Royals (2008-2010), and the Japanese Professional Baseball Pacific League Nippon Ham Fighters (2003-2007). Hillman also coached for the Los Angeles... Read more >

  • January 31, 2017

    Campo Las Palmas in the Dominican Republic celebrates renewal and renovation

    VERO BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 31, 2017) — Campo Las Palmas, the state-of-the-art baseball academy in the Dominican Republic, privately created and built by former Dodger President Peter O’Malley, turns 30 this year.

    Today, the world-famous baseball academy is being re-dedicated, having just completed a major renovation by the Dodger organization.

    On March 20, 1987, O’Malley, Dodger Manager Tommy Lasorda, “The Rifleman” star actor and former Dodger Chuck Connors, Dodger stars Pedro Guerrero, Alejandro Pena and Mariano Duncan, executives Al Campanis and Fred Claire and longtime Spanish-language broadcaster Jaime Jarrin led a delegation from Dodgertown,... Read more >

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