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 for 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.