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April 04, 2017
Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League to hold 2017 Spring Camp at HDT
Free agent tryout to be held on Saturday, April 8
VERO BEACH, Fla. (April 4, 2017) — The Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League return to Historic Dodgertown April 10-12 for their 2017 Spring Camp. This marks the Alouettes third visit to Historic Dodgertown for their Spring Camp, having previously come in 2014 and 2015.
Prior to Spring Camp, the Alouettes will hold a free agent tryout on Saturday, April 8.
"We are very happy to be back at the Historic Dodgertown complex, which is a great place for our coaches, players and staff to get ready for our regular season,” said General Manager Kavis Reed. “The proximity of everything makes our camp so much more functional, as does their very helpful staff. It is also very special for our organization to return to a place where the Montreal Royals, who we once shared our home field with, used to hold their training camp.”
Alouettes head coach Jacques Chapdelaine will lead his players onto Historic Dodgertown’s Field 4, a 100 yard x 130 yard multi-purpose field, converted to CFL specifications.
More than 60 players are expected at the Alouettes Spring Camp, including new quarterback Darian Durant, who joined the team in January, as well as other newcomers such as Ernest Jackson, Frédéric Plesius and Jacory Harris. They will take the field with veterans such as Stefan Logan, Luc Brodeur-Jourdain, Nik Lewis and Samuel Giguère.
The outdoor practice schedule is as follows, and is open to the public and media. The team will also utilize Historic Dodgertown’s major league designed fitness and training rooms, and conference rooms for team meetings and break-out sessions.
Monday, April 10
2:30 p.m. - Practice
5:00 p.m. - Media availability on field
Tuesday, April 11
10:30 a.m. – Practice #1
11:45 a.m. - Media availability on field
2:20 p.m. – Practice #2
4:05 p.m. - Media availability on field
Wednesday, April 12
10:20 a.m. - Practice
12:20 p.m. - Media availability on field
Players interested in the April 8 free agent tryout can register online. The schedule is as follows:
7:30 a.m. to noon
(OL, DL and Specialists)
11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
(QB, REC, RB, LB and DB)
Historic Dodgertown is no stranger to football.
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, hotel villa rooms, meeting space 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 pre-season camp at Dodgertown. In the years following, the NFLs Green Bay Packers, Cleveland Browns, Buffalo Bills, New England Patriots, Kansas City Chiefs, Philadelphia Eagles, the CFLs 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 2016 the North Greenville University football program all utilized Historic Dodgertown to prepare for the regular season or playoffs.
For more information about Historic Dodgertown, please visit www.HistoricDodgertown.com.
Media contact for Alouettes:
Media contact for Historic Dodgertown:
(772) 257-8532 direct
(562) 716-0013 mobile
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