A Florida Heritage Landmark
Historic Dodgertown


  • February 03, 2018

    Football anyone? A history of football at Historic Dodgertown

    Football anyone? Here's a brief history of football at Historic Dodgertown, including in the past welcoming the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles teams.

    Since the 1970s, the National Football League, the Canadian Football League and collegiate football programs have utilized Historic Dodgertown's outdoor and indoor training facilities, meeting space, hotel villas and dining room to prepare for the regular season or playoff games. In 1974 and again from 1976-84, the New Orleans Saints - led by quarterback Archie Manning - held their preseason camp at Dodgertown. In the years following, the NFL's Green Bay... Read more >

  • January 31, 2018

    Celebrating the 99th birthdate of Jackie Robinson

    Historic Dodgertown celebrates today, Jan. 31, as the 99th anniversary of the birthdate of Dodger Hall of Fame player Jackie Robinson.

    He was elected the first Rookie of the Year in baseball history for both leagues in 1947, an award that would later be named for him.  He was elected by the Baseball Writers’ Association as National League Most Valuable Player in 1949.  Robinson was an important member of the 1955 Brooklyn Dodgers’ World Championship team and he stole home in Game 1. 

    In 1962, he was elected as a first time ballot player to the... Read more >

  • January 31, 2018

    SK Wyverns of the Korean Baseball Organization return to Historic Dodgertown for their Spring Training

    Welcome back SK Wyverns!

    For the seventh year, the Wyverns have selected Historic Dodgertown to hold their Spring Training in preparation for their regular season in the professional Korean Baseball Organization. The camp is open and runs through Feb. 21.

    Manager Trey Hillman returns for his second season as head coach and brings extensive professional experience to the helm.

    “I look forward to bringing the SK Wyverns team back to Historic Dodgertown in 2018,” said Trey Hillman. “The campus provides an optimal experience for us to prepare for the upcoming season because... Read more >

  • January 24, 2018

    Dodger legend Manny Mota visits Historic Dodgertown

    Compliments the iconic campus and city of Vero Beach

    VERO BEACH, Fla (Jan. 24, 2018) — Historic Dodgertown today received a surprise visit from the great Manny Mota!

    This is Manny’s first return visit to Historic Dodgertown since 2008.

    “Being back at Historic Dodgertown is exciting and brings back great feelings,” Mota said. “There is a lot of history here and I cannot express how grateful I am to be here. I love Vero Beach as much as I love the entire Dodger organization and O’Malley family.... Read more >

  • January 13, 2018

    Kirk Gibson, Dodger legend, visits Historic Dodgertown, reminisces about the 1988 World Series

    The memories and stories came flooding back.

    Kirk Gibson, who started his Dodger career at Historic Dodgertown, Vero Beach, Florida 30 years ago in preparation for the 1988 season, returned to the iconic training site this weekend. Peter O’Malley, Historic Dodgertown Chairman, welcomed the 1988 National League MVP to the multi-sport training and conference center for a visit. Gibson’s son, Cam, a professional baseball player in the Detroit Tigers organization joined him.

    From stepping back on the Holman Stadium field to seeing his former clubhouse, and from eating in the dining room and taking... Read more >

  • January 10, 2018

    Presidents’ Day at Historic Dodgertown

    The popular Treasure Coast Presidents’ Day Challenge at Historic Dodgertown is our largest tournament of the year, and if you haven’t booked your team yet, we have a few remaining open spots for your travel ball team.

    Taking place Feb. 17-19, the Presidents’ Day Challenge launches the 2018 youth baseball tournament season. Playing at Historic Dodgertown is a can’t-miss opportunity for all ballplayers, from budding superstars to high school-age teams. Last year nearly 90 teams competed.

    Historic Dodgertown offers tournament participants quality competition on Major League designed fields under traditionally sunny,... Read more >

  • January 06, 2018

    Statement from Chairman Peter O’Malley on the passing of Senichi Hoshino

    Historic Dodgertown offers condolences on the passing of Japanese baseball great Senichi Hoshino.

    Mr. Hoshino was a 2017 Japan Baseball Hall of Fame inductee. A total of 17 Japan Baseball Hall of Famers have trained and/or visited Historic Dodgertown — Vero Beach, Florida.

    Historic Dodgertown Chairman Peter O’Malley offers the following statement:

    “Baseball fans in Japan have lost one of their most popular players, managers and commentators with the passing of Senichi Hoshino,” said Peter O’Malley, owner, Los Angeles Dodgers, 1970-1998. “My earliest recollection of him is... Read more >

  • January 02, 2018

    Pro Football at Dodgertown

    Professional Football at Dodgertown?

    #OTD January 2-5, 1988 – The NFL Cleveland Browns train at Dodgertown, Vero Beach, Florida in preparation for postseason play.

    Since the 1970’s, football has been part of Dodgertown’s DNA.

    NFL teams have utilized Dodgertown’s outdoor and indoor facilities, vast meeting space and dining room for team building and to prepare without distraction for regular season or postseason games.

    In 1974 and again in 1976-1984, the New Orleans Saints – led by quarterback Archie Manning – held their preseason training camps at Dodgertown.

    ... Read more >

  • December 30, 2017

    Happy birthday, Sandy Koufax!

    Historic Dodgertown celebrates today, Dec. 30, as the birthday for Sandy Koufax.  Here is what baseball players, managers, writers, and broadcasters have said about him in his career:

    Roscoe McGowan, New York Times sportswriter in his article, on Koufax’ debut in Spring Training in Historic Dodgertown, in March, 1955 –“Sandy Koufax, Brooklyn’s $17,000 bonus righthander……..The kid (Koufax) showed a good fastball and a fine curve.”[1]

    Tom Lasorda – Asked who should be sent to the minor leagues in April, 1955 to reduce the Dodger roster to 25 players. &ldquo... Read more >

  • December 27, 2017

    Baseball & Softball Factory bring players from 41 states and Canada for camp at Historic Dodgertown

    VERO BEACH, Fla. (Dec. 27, 2017) —Baseball Factory and Softball Factory’s Winter and Christmas Camps, taking place through Dec. 30 at Historic Dodgertown, boast campers from 41 states and Canada who traveled from as far as Hawaii and British Columbia to receive training and play games, all while under sunny, blue skies in Vero Beach, Florida.

    From Dec. 27-30, more than 150 participants will train with expert coaches and staff, giving the participants maximum attention to improving their skills and confidence. The players are staying in Historic Dodgertown’s hotel villas, training in major-league designed facilities, and playing... Read more >

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