FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 23, 2017
It’s a four-sport weekend at Historic Dodgertown
VERO BEACH, Fla. (Feb. 23, 2017) — It's a four-sport weekend at Historic Dodgertown.
For the first time in Dodgertown's 70-year history, baseball, softball, rugby and lacrosse teams take to the fields over the same weekend.
This weekend’s teams are:
ATAVUS/USA Girls Rugby
BSE Agency, Inc and CRBL - boys baseball from Quebec, Canada
JUCO Crossover Softball
Red Water Lacrosse
Historic Dodgetown Baseball Classic featuring the University of Pittsburgh and Siena College
Historic Dodgertown’s 80-acre property boasts 10 full fields and one half-field, batting cages and locker rooms, on-site housing and dining, giving players the ultimate in a major league experience. The grounds crew team is coordinating equipment for rugby on the 100’ x 130’ multi-sport field, setting up Holman Stadium and baseball fields for baseball and softball, and marking the lines to convert baseball outfields for lacrosse.
Historic Dodgertown was the Spring Training home of the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers from 1948-2008. Today Historic Dodgertown is a multi-use sports and conference center welcoming teams, corporate and leadership training, community events, family reunions and more. Our 80-acre property features 89 hotel villa rooms, pristine fields, athletic locker rooms and training rooms, plus recreational amenities including a competition-sized swimming pool with oversized deck, lighted tennis and basketball courts, a sand volleyball court, a fitness room, paths and trails for walking and jogging, and more.
To book your team for games and training at Historic Dodgertown, please call (772) 569-4900 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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