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October 27, 2017
USSSA Super NIT youth baseball tournament at Historic Dodgertown this weekend
VERO BEACH, Fla. (Oct. 27, 2017) — USSSA Baseball and Florida Premier Sports will host its Super NIT youth baseball tournament at Historic Dodgertown this weekend, with teams traveling from throughout the state of Florida to compete. The weekend tournament is co-hosted by Historic Dodgertown, the Treasure Coast Sports Commission and Indian River County Parks and Recreation.
The players, ages 10 to 14, will play their games at the Quad youth baseball complex added to Historic Dodgertown’s selection of fields in 2012, as well as at Fields 5 and 6, the same fields used by the Los Angeles Dodgers when they held Spring Training here in Vero Beach. Additional games will be held at North and South County Parks.
Historic Dodgertown welcomes the teams and families to stay in the hotel villas and to enjoy the recreational amenities such as the competition-size swimming pool, lighted tennis and basketball courts and more. Families also book hotel room nights in area hotels and visit local dining and shopping, all serving as an economic generator to the city and county.
USSSA (United State Specialty Sports Association) was founded in 1968 and in 1997 became the first multi-sports governing body in the country. The organization offers programs and tournaments in baseball, basketball, golf, flag football, martial arts, lacrosse, soccer, softball and volleyball.
As the USSSA NIT youth baseball tournament is taking place this weekend, concurrently the Chinese Women’s National Softball Team continues their training at Historic Dodgertown through Nov. 22, and the Chinese Men’s National Baseball Team will open their three week training camp here next week.
Historic Dodgertown, opened in 1948, sits on the site of an original Naval Air Station and for 60 years was the Spring Training home of the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers. More than 140 Hall of Famers have played and visited this internationally recognized facility. Next year – 2018 – marks its 70th anniversary.
To learn more about Historic Dodgertown, please visit www.HistoricDodgertown.com.
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