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Monday, November 27, 2006

New Indoor Baseball Facility Opens in San Antonio

It's not the retractable-roof stadium that the Florida Marlins were searching for when they flirted with San Antonio a year ago.

But the Alamo City now has a new indoor facility catering to baseball enthusiasts.

  • Sandlot Baseball and Fastpitch Academy has opened its doors on the Northeast Side near San Antonio International Airport. The new 10,000-square-foot climate-controlled training facility features a 6,000-square-foot infield area, five batting cages with pitching machines and two pitching tunnels.

The new facility, located on Starcrest near Blossom Athletic Center, will feature certified instructors. It also has a pro shop that markets baseball equipment, uniforms and other game apparel.

  • Sandlot officials say the purpose of the new facility is to "help create successful, dedicated, respectful, and disciplined athletes by reinforcing positive values in our unique setting."

Sandlot Academies was founded in 2005 and is based in Denver. Five new facilities are slated to open across the United States by the end of the year.

Story from San Antonio Business Journal, by W. Scott Bailey, 11/27/06

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