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Dodgertown

Dodgertown

 

Dodgertown is the most storied spring-training site and certainly the most historic. The complex includes Holman Stadium, several practice fields, a 27-hole golf course and tennis courts.

 In 1974, the Dodgers constructed a 23,000-square-foot administration building, which included clubhouses, dining room, broadcasting studio, lounge, media and training rooms. The Dodgers have been training for 56 years in Vero Beach, attracted to the area by Bud Holman, a local entrepreneur and director of Eastern Air Lines. Holman Stadium is a 6500 seat baseball stadium built in 1953 to accommodate spring training for the Brooklyn Dodgers as part of a complex called Dodgertown. In addition to Dodgers spring games, it is also home to the Vero Beach Dodgers.

 The Brooklyn Dodgers were one of the first major league baseball teams to conduct spring training, establishing their operations in Vero Beach in 1948. The team has continued the tradition since becoming the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1958. Florida is the major center for spring baseball, and the Dodgers are now the only western team that still conducts its spring training in Florida.

In September, 2004, the east coast of Florida was directly impacted by back to back hurricanes, Frances and Jeanne; these devastating storms demolished the stadium's original lighting. Davco was contracted by the owner in November, 2004 to replace all the damaged lighting; Dodgertown needed to have the project completed for the February 1, 2005 arrival of the Dodgers for spring training.

In less than 90 days, Davco removed all the damaged lighting fixtures from the facility, completed the electrical/structural drawings, had the drawings signed and sealed, applied for and received all required permits, and installed a total of 8 light structure poles, which were up to 130 feet in length, 78 fixtures, and an extensive amount of new underground conduit and wiring, and the restoration of the electrical switchgear.