Ever wonder what it was like to stare down the Green Monster in left field like Boston Red Sox legend Ted Williams? Or call your home run shot like burly Babe Ruth in the 1932 World Series?
In Redding, kids and adults get the chance to feel like they’re playing in the Big Leagues at Big League Dreams Sports Complex. The 30-acre sports park features scaled-down replicas of major league ballparks such as Boston’s Fenway Park, New York’s Yankee Stadium, and Chicago’s Wrigley Field. Try and hit it over “The Monster” in left field, or feel the ambiance of the ivy on the outfield fence like at Wrigley. Two more fields designed after Midwest minor league parks make five fields available to play on.
Each venue contains electronic scoreboards, all-weather turf fields, lights, and stadium seats to accommodate youth baseball, youth fast-pitch softball, and adult slow-pitch softball. Take some practice swings in the batting cages and stop off for a postgame meal and a cold beverage in the Stadium Club restaurant — centered in the park so you can watch three games at once, your favorite sporting event on any of the 12 televisions, or let the kids play in the arcade.
The athletic endeavors don’t stop at baseball or softball. The park also features a brand new playground structure, sand volleyball courts, and a 20,000-square foot indoor pavilion to host indoor soccer, roller hockey, dodgeball or basketball leagues and tournaments.
It’s not Iowa, or heaven. Although, some may feel like it is. It’s in Redding, the sunniest city in California, and it’s only a two-hour drive north of Sacramento and three hours from the Bay Area located in upstate California.
Play big at Big League Dreams in Redding, where your vacation will be a “hit.”
— All copy and photos provided by Visit Redding