FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 25, 2017
Historic Dodgertown’s annual Memorial Day Invitational set to welcome teams from across the state
VERO BEACH, Fla. (May 25, 2017) — Historic Dodgertown, one of the nation’s most popular tournament destinations, will welcome nearly 50 youth teams and their families this weekend at the annual Memorial Day Invitational, a baseball tournament for youth ages 9 to 14.
Families from throughout Florida, from as far as Jacksonville to Miami, will travel to Vero Beach for the three-day tournament. Game times are scheduled throughout each day, from 8 a.m. under blue skies to 8 p.m. under the lights. The public is invited to attend and tickets are priced at just $5 per person each day. Concession stands will be open and parking is free.
Historic Dodgertown provides tournament participants an experience not found elsewhere.
From 1948-2008, Historic Dodgertown was the Spring Training home of the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers. Today, the same fields and facilities used by the tournament teams are the same as trained and played on by Hall of Famers from Jackie Robinson, Roy Campanella and Sandy Koufax, to managers Walter Alston and Tommy Lasorda, and to recent inductees Pedro Martinez and Mike Piazza, both of whom started their careers right here at Dodgertown in Vero Beach.
In 2012, Historic Dodgertown opened the Quad, a set of four fields designed for youth baseball and accordance with girls and women’s softball regulations. Recently the State Junior College Softball Championships and the State High School Softball Championships were held at the Quad.
Historic Dodgertown welcomes tournaments and games throughout the year in the sports of baseball, softball, soccer, lacrosse, rugby, football, and land training for water sports. In addition the conference center, including hotel villa rooms and recreational amenities (pool, tennis, basketball, sand volleyball, paths and fields for recreation), hosts business meetings, parties, retreats, reunions and social gatherings.
To learn more about Historic Dodgertown, please visit HistoricDodgertown.com or call (772) 569-4900.
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