Historic Dodgertown welcomes the North Greenville University football team

Team will be in Vero Beach in advance of its NCAA Division II playoff game

NEWS RELEASE

Historic Dodgertown is proud to welcome the North Greenville University Crusaders, as the football team prepares for its NCAA Division II playoff game on Saturday.

Historic Dodgertown, best known as the Spring Training home of the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers from 1948-2008, 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, meeting space and dining room to prepare for the regular season or playoff games.

The Crusaders are traveling from South Carolina for Saturday’s game against the Florida Institute of Technology Panthers in Melbourne, Fla. The Crusaders finished the season 7-4 with a schedule that was ranked tops in all of NCAA Division II football. Game time is set for 12 p.m.

The team will hold meetings in Historic Dodgertown’s Jackie Robinson Room, named in honor of the Hall of Famer and former UCLA football great.

“We chose Historic Dodgertown because of its state of the art facilities and the staff’s willingness to provide our team with the best environment to prepare for our playoff game this Saturday,” said Thomas Phillips, Director of Football and Baseball Operations for North Greenville University.

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, and University of South Florida all utilized Historic Dodgertown to prepare for the regular season or playoffs.

Historic Dodgertown’s 80 acres includes 10 fields plus Holman Stadium, major league designed clubhouse, and training and equipment rooms that can be converted to accommodate football requirements.

To learn more about Historic Dodgertown and to book your team to stay, train and play here, please visit http://www.historicdodgertown.com or call (772) 569-4900.

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