FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 22, 2018
Legends Classic youth baseball tournament coming to Historic Dodgertown this weekend
More than 30 youth baseball teams from Florida and Georgia will take to the fields this weekend, as Historic Dodgertown hosts its annual Legends Classic tournament.
Historic Dodgertown tournaments offer an experience to young ballplayers not found elsewhere, plus the convenience of staying, training and playing on the famed campus, where hotel rooms, recreation and fields are just steps away from each other.
The same fields played on by tournament participants were used by 60 years of Dodger baseball players and more than 150 Hall of Famers have played on and visited the 80-acre campus, once the Spring Training home of the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers teams from 1948-2008. Where other tournament offer replica fields, here the young athletes can pitch from the same mounds as Sandy Koufax, Don Drysdale and Pedro Martinez, turn double plays on the same fields as Jackie Robinson and Pee Wee Reese, and call pitches from behind the plate the same as Roy Campanella and Mike Piazza.
To further grow the game of baseball among the younger players, Historic Dodgertown constructed a Quad complex for players ages 12-and-under as well as girls softball. Each of the four fields at the Quad has its own outdoor batting cage and bleacher seating area. A concession stand and press box round out the family-friendly amenities.
Tickets to watch the Legends Classic are $5 per person per day. Tickets can be purchased the day of the game. The Historic Dodgertown Gift Shop will also be open for anyone wishing to take home a souvenir.
Historic Dodgertown is also available as a training and games complex for baseball, softball, football, soccer, lacrosse, rugby, and fitness/land training for water sports. In addition, 89 hotel villa rooms and kitchen/dining room, and recreational amenities such as a competition-size swimming pool, lighted basketball and tennis courts, a sand volleyball court, shuffleboard and more make Historic Dodgertown the ultimate in convenience for sports teams, conferences and meetings, retreats and reunions, even filming and production crews.
For more information about Historic Dodgertown please visit www.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