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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 on professionally manicured fields.
Historic Dodgertown offers teams all-inclusive experiences. Opened in 1948 as the Spring Training home of the Dodgers, Historic Dodgertown has welcomed sports teams from around the world, and continues to do so today.
For 60 years Dodger players prepared for the upcoming seasons here in addition to the international goodwill built through visits by teams and executives who have traveled to Vero Beach to learn and study American sports.
Today Historic Dodgertown proudly carries on the long-standing tradition of encouraging goodwill through sports. In addition to Baseball and Softball Factory attracting participants from 41 different states and Canada this week, professional and amateur teams from Korea, China and Canada are slated to stay, train and play at Historic Dodgertown in 2018, in addition to teams from across the United States.
About Historic Dodgertown – Vero Beach, Florida
“A Florida Heritage Landmark”
World-famous Historic Dodgertown – Vero Beach, Florida is a multi-sport, 80-acre complex on Florida’s Treasure Coast managed by former Dodger owner Peter O’Malley in a partnership since 2012. O’Malley, whose family developed and expanded the site formerly known as “Dodgertown” for nearly 50 years, partnered with his sister Terry O’Malley Seidler and former Dodger star pitchers Chan Ho Park and Hideo Nomo.
On November 10, 2014, Historic Dodgertown was named a Florida Heritage Landmark for its unique historic significance extending beyond baseball, as the first completely integrated Spring Training site in the South. The “Baseball and Dodgertown” historical marker is located at the entrance to the conference center.
The home of Dodger Spring Trainings from 1948-2008, it was the starting place for six World Championships and 14 N.L. Pennant-winning teams. Numerous Baseball Hall of Fame players trained on these hallowed grounds, as well as 20 visits from professional teams in Asia.
The all-inclusive facility, owned by Indian River County, gives teams of all ages the unique opportunity to train, play, dine and stay together in on-site villas. Participants utilize one of 10 ½ playing fields (seven are Musco-lighted for night games), including a new cloverleaf of youth baseball/softball fields with concessions area and new multi-purpose field (110 by 130 yards) for football, soccer and lacrosse.
Other amenities include clubhouses, two full-sized weight rooms, dining room, Stadium Club lounge and a competition-size swimming pool. The home of 6,500-seat Holman Stadium, Historic Dodgertown – Vero Beach, Florida provides an all-encompassing experience for guests and is the ideal setting to build a championship team. It’s the perfect location for tournaments, camps, schools, business conferences and seminars.
Continuing its tradition since 1983, the Los Angeles Dodgers Adult Baseball Camp returned to Historic Dodgertown in November, 2014. Visit historicdodgertown.com for more information.
Ruth Ruiz, Historic Dodgertown – Vero Beach, Florida, (772) 257-8532