The camp will take place from November 9-15 and will be held at Historic Dodgertown in Vero Beach, Fla. Dodgertown is the former site where the Dodgers would hold Spring Training before the team relocated in 2009 to Camelback Ranch in Arizona. The grounds lost its ‘Dodgertown’ name, which was restored under the Guggenheim group.
Dodgers president and CEO Stan Kasten expressed his excitement for the camp, via Jon Weisman on DodgerInsider.com:
The Dodgers are delighted our fans will have the opportunity to interact with Dodger legends and experience the wonders of Historic Dodgertown at the adult baseball camp.”
According to Weisman, the Dodgertown site will provide the participants with all the necessities:
Campers will stay, play and dine on the Dodgertown campus, featuring 10 fields and 60 years of Dodger Spring Training history. It’s a short walk in a park-like setting from their housing villa to the baseball fields, the major league clubhouse, the inviting dining room, relaxing lounge and fitness center.
The Dodgers have yet to announce the instructors, which is likely to be comprised of former players and coaches. In years past, Ron Cey, Steve Garvey, Tommy Lasorda and Steve Yeager have served as instructors. Though the Dodgers have moved on from their Florida grounds, it remains a key element in Dodgers’ history. This year, Dodgertown hosted the first Jackie Robinson Celebration game on Jackie Robinson Day.
According to information found on the official website, the cost to participate is $4,995 per person. The price includes complimentary transportation from local airports if reservations are made at least two weeks in advance, and several memorabilia items such as, authentic home and road jerseys.
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