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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 Packers, Cleveland Browns, Buffalo Bills, New England Patriots, Kansas City Chiefs, Philadephia Eagles, the CFL's Montreal Alouettes, Edmonton Eskimos and Saskatchewan Roughriders, and collegiate programs from the University of Miami, Ohio State University, the University of South Florida and in 2017 the North Greenville University football program all utilized Historic Dodgertown facilities.
This Spring Historic Dodgertown will welcome Your Call Football, an innovative and technologically advanced approach to the game.
Historic Dodgertown annually welcomes teams in the sports of baseball, softball, football, lacrosse, soccer, rugby and land training/fitness training for water sports. Our 80-acre campus is ready to welcome you.
To learn more about booking your sports or corporate team at Historic Dodgertown, call us at (772) 569-4900 or email at email@example.com.
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