VERO BEACH, Fla. –The new historicdodgertown.com website has been unveiled, with a wealth of content and functionality that is easy to navigate, it was announced today by Peter O’Malley, president and CEO, Historic Dodgertown – Vero Beach, Florida.
“With our recent name change to ‘Historic Dodgertown – Vero Beach, Florida,’ we are in the midst of rebranding and enhancing our multi-sport campus and the new website captures the spirit of this iconic site,” said O’Malley, former Dodger president, 1970-1998. “Our website visitors from throughout the world will now find a concise, user-friendly site with sport specific information and the opportunity to make plans to train, stay and play at the 61-year Spring Training home of the Dodgers.”
Craig Callan, the longtime vice president, and Brady Ballard, recently named vice president, manage the 80-acre Historic Dodgertown campus.
The historicdodgertown.com site offers easy-to-access information for teams and groups interested in visiting Historic Dodgertown for baseball, football, lacrosse, soccer, softball and swimming training and competition. In addition, information on how to schedule a conference or a special event – such as a wedding – is also available.
Visitors to historicdodgertown.com, including those on mobile devices, may access the upcoming schedule of Historic Dodgertown activities; up-to-the-minute site news; photographs of the campus; how to reserve the conference center for events; fill in forms online; sponsorship opportunities; links to Facebook and Twitter; detailed biographies; sign-up for E-newsletters from Historic Dodgertown; background about The Umpire School, created by Minor League Baseball, held on campus in January; and contact information.
A new history section with photos, timeline and anecdotes enables site visitors to learn more about the rich tradition of world-famous Historic Dodgertown, which opened in 1948, when the Dodgers first leased the former U.S. Naval Air Station in Vero Beach, Indian River County. The Dodgers held spring camps continuously through 2008. More than 100 photographs of players, personalities and life at Dodgertown are included. A detailed timeline and highlights of important dates through the years, as well as Dodgertown anecdotes collected from various newspapers and archives, are also available. Numerous book authors, including Dodger players, have written personal remembrances of Dodgertown and the site’s significance in baseball history.
About Historic Dodgertown – Vero Beach, Florida
Historic Dodgertown – Vero Beach, Florida is a multi-sport, 79-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.
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 19 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 150 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. Visit historicdodgertown.com for more information.
(Article courtesy of bzapr.com)