FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 20, 2017
Historic Dodgertown debuts retro “Vero Beach Dodgers” merchandise
VERO BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 20, 2017) — Historic Dodgertown is pleased to introduce a retro line of merchandise featuring the Vero Beach Dodgers logo.
A fitted blue baseball cap will be introduced this Saturday at the Bark in the Park event at Riverside Park in Vero Beach. The caps, in two sizes, will be available for sale at Historic Dodgertown’s booth. Additional Vero Beach Dodgers merchandise is being added to Historic Dodgertown’s gift items. The cap is also available for purchase in the Historic Dodgertown gift shops and online.
In addition, at the Bark in the Park event Historic Dodgertown will have available for sale dog bandanas and Barklyn Doggers dog treats. Ten percent of all proceeds will be donated back to the Humane Society of Vero Beach.
From 1948-2008 Dodgertown was the Spring Training home of the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers. The single-A affiliate Vero Beach Dodgers played in Holman Stadium from 1980-2006, and produced numerous major league ballplayers, including Steve Sax, Adrian Beltre and Mike Piazza.
The 6,500-seat Holman Stadium welcomed fans from around the world for Spring Trainings and the summer Minor League Baseball seasons. A hallmark of Holman Stadium is its open-air dugout and outfield berm for fans to enjoy the game, hoping to catch a home run ball.
The Vero Beach Dodgers remain a popular theme in our community, and Historic Dodgertown is pleased to reintroduce this item to residents and fans.
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