Holman Stadium (Vero Beach)

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Built: 1953

Capacity: 6,500

Located in Vero Beach, Florida, Holman Stadium was home of the Vero Beach Dodgers from 1980 to 2006 and to the GCL Dodgers from 1983-1992 and 2001-2008. In 2007, the Vero Beach Dodgers became known as the Vero Beach Devil Rays, who played at the ballpark in 2007 and 2008, after which they moved to Port Charlotte, FL.

Holman Stadium is the centerpiece of the overall training complex known as Dodgertown, which was the spring training home of the Brooklyn Dodgers and Los Angeles Dodgers from 1948 to 2008. The complex is now used by college and high school teams from colder climates who use it to get ready for their own seasons. The ballpark has not hosted minor league baseball since 2008, but is being used by the college and high school teams who train at the complex.

Holman Stadium was the last ballpark in the minors without covered dugouts.

Further Reading[edit]

  • Rody Johnson: The Rise and Fall of Dodgertown: 60 Years of Baseball in Vero Beach, University Press of Florida, Gainesville, FL, 2008.