Dodgertown lives

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We’ve written about Dodgertown, the Vero Beach, Florida facility which housed Dodgers spring training from 1948 through 2008. Since the Dodgers abandoned it and headed to Arizona, it had risked falling into disrepair, being turned into an office park or otherwise ceasing to be a sports facility. Which is not a great thing in the minds of the multiple generations of Dodgers fans, Dodgers players, Dodgers officials or just folks in the area who took pride in or had some association with the place.

As David Waldstein of the New York Times reports, however, Dodgertown has found new life. Thanks to a partnership between former Dodgers owner Peter O’Malley his sister, Terry O’Malley Seidler and former Dodgers Chan Ho Park and Hideo Nomo, the place now houses football training, community sports and all kinds of other things.

Check out the story, as well as a slideshow which shows the second (third? fourth?) act of a historic facility.