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Historic Dodgertown News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 14, 2018

Statement by Historic Dodgertown Chairman Peter O’Malley

IN RESPONSE TO INDIAN RIVER COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AGENDA ITEM #11 FOR TUESDAY, DECEMBER 18, PETER O’MALLEY SAID:

“I am pleased that Indian River County and Major League Baseball have reached an agreement on the future of Historic Dodgertown – Vero Beach, subject to the County Commissioners vote next Tuesday, December 18. MLB’s plans are impressive for continuing year-round activity, while further developing and investing in the property. I am happy that MLB will follow me and become responsible for the next chapter of Historic Dodgertown, a very special place and am convinced that once everyone learns MLB’s vision for the future, community-wide enthusiasm will follow. This long-term partnership is good news for the County and Vero Beach. Historic Dodgertown will become an internationally known tourist destination.”

– Statement by Peter O’Malley, Chairman, Historic Dodgertown 

 

To access the Agenda, please click https://ircgov.legistar.com/DepartmentDetail.aspx?ID=31089&GUID=EC7BF96E-D862-4E37-AF5F-93195F7F6ECF&Mode=MainBody

 

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.

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Contacts:
Ruth Ruiz, Historic Dodgertown – Vero Beach, Florida, (772) 257-8532