From Laurence Reisman at the Treasure Coast Palm on October 18, 2017, with mention of SABR member Peter O’Malley:
Have you ever frequented a favorite place, but never spent a few minutes paying attention to the details of what’s really there?
Historic Dodgertown, the spring training home of the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers from 1948 to 2008, has been one of my favorite spots since 1985. Then you could enjoy a day at the ballpark, with a hot dog and beer, for $10.
Nowadays, the Indian River County-owned complex attracts amateur, college and professional athletes and sports officials who hone their skills at tournaments, camps and other sorts of training. With 89 villa-style rooms, Historic Dodgertown also plays host to business conferences, weddings and other gatherings.
It’s been that way since 2009, when Minor League Baseball leased the facility from the county to start the sports and conference business.
Originally published: October 19, 2017. Last Updated: October 19, 2017.