Historic Dodgertown launches new, robust website

VERO BEACH — The new HistoricDodgertown.com website has been unveiled with a wealth of content. President and CEO Peter O’Malley showed off the site earlier this week.

“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.

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