Big League Dreams Sports Parks are large-scale sports facilities uniquely designed to replicate famous major league fields most players only dream of playing on. Our facilities give athletes the opportunity to feel like they’re playing on iconic fields such as Angel Stadium, Fenway Park, Wrigley Field, Tiger Stadium, Dodger Stadium, Yankee Stadium, and more. Our sports parks serve as a home base for events such as Youth Baseball, Youth Fastpitch and Adult Slo-pitch Softball. Each venue is equipped with fully enclosed Stadium Club Restaurants, each of which include full-service bars, enabling friends, family, spectators and players to conveniently enjoy food and refreshments in a comfortable, climate-controlled setting.
Additional amenities include batting cages, a Kids Play Area and stadium seating.
Big League Dreams also offers 20,000 square feet of space for other sports and activities including cheer and dance competitions, concerts and festivals, large company picnics, birthday parties, film, photography and video location shoots, business meetings and even weddings and receptions. Select parks also offer hockey, soccer, and sand volleyball. With something for everyone, BLD is a true hub for activities and entertainment within the communities in which they serve.
Big League Dreams went from a dream to reality when the first Big League Dreams Sports Park opened in Cathedral City in January of 1998. Today there are eight parks in total at the following locations.
• Cathedral City, CA
• Chino Hills, CA
• Las Vegas, NV
• League City, TX
• Manteca, CA
• Perris, CA
• Redding, CA
• Jurupa Valley, CA
In total, the following major league replicas are represented throughout the Big League Dreams Sports portfolio:
Home of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, this major league stadium replicated by Big League Dreams was renovated in 1999 at a cost of approximately 100 million dollars! Walt Disney Imagineering served as the manager of design and construction. The most unique design of this replica is the rock feature in left-center field.
Home of the Cincinnati Reds from 1912-1970, Crosley Field was the first major league stadium to play a night game under the lights in 1935. With its backdrop of old buildings in left and centerfield, Crosley may be the most visually nostalgic replica at Big League Dreams.
Located in Chavez Ravine and built in 1962, Dodger Stadium was the second privately-financed stadium in the major leagues. In 1957, Dodger owner, Walter O’Malley, found the 300 acre site when flying in a helicopter looking for land to build a stadium. Dodger Stadium is marked by its white pavilion in center field. In the 1988 World Series, Kirk Gibson hit his famous walk-off run to defeat the favored Oakland Athletics in Game 1.
Home of the Brooklyn Dodgers, Ebbets Field was built in 1913. Jackie Robinson made his major league debut at Ebbets on April 15, 1947. The unique right field wall and scoreboard had approximately 289 different angles, making it extremely difficult on right fielders. The famous Abe Stark sign offered a free suit to any player hitting the 3 x 30 foot sign. The Dodgers played in Ebbets until 1957 before they ultimately moved to Los Angeles.
Built in 1912, Fenway is famous for its towering “Green Monster” in left field. In the 1975 World Series, Carlton Fisk hit the famous home run over the “Green Monster”, attempting to keep it fair by waving his arms. From the short right field foul line, commonly known as Pesky’s Pole, to the yellow home run line in left center field, Fenway has some of the quirkiest dimensions of any ballpark.
Built in 1909, Forbes Field is the oldest of our replicas. The distinctive right field roof marks the unique design of this field. Babe Ruth was the only player to hit a ball over the wall, which stood 89 feet high. This was the Babe’s last home run of his career in 1935. The most famous home run was hit by Bill Mazeroski to win the 1960 World Series over the New York Yankees.
Originally built in 1911, the Polo Grounds was home to the Yankees, Giants and Mets. The Giants became the sole tenant from 1922 to 1957. Two famous post-season plays occurred at the Polo Grounds. Willie Mays remarkable catch in deep centerfield during the 1954 World Series and, of course, Bobby Thompson’s “Shot heard ’round the world” in 1951. The Polo Grounds has the most varied dimensions of our replicas. Left field is the shortest of them all, yet center and left-centerfield are the deepest.
The Ballpark at Arlington (or Rangers Ballpark) opened in 1994. The stadium was built with a nod to classic features in ballparks such as Tiger Stadium, Fenway Park, and Ebbets Field; all of which are replicas at Big League Dreams. The signature feature of Rangers Ballpark in Arlington is the four-story office building that encloses the structure from left center to right center fields.
Built in 1908, Sportsman’s Park was home to the St. Louis Browns and the St. Louis Cardinals. Baseball was actually played on the site beginning in 1866. The last game played was in 1966 before the Cardinals moved to Busch Memorial Stadium.
Home of the Detroit Tigers from 1911-1999, Tiger Stadium is another nostalgic replica at Big League Dreams. In the 1971 All-Star game, Reggie Jackson hit what may be the longest home run of any all-star game – an estimated 532 feet that struck an electrical transformer on the right-centerfield roof. That transformer can still be seen on the replica of Tiger at Big League Dreams!
Built in 1923 and known as the “House That Ruth Built”, Yankee Stadium is arguably the most famous stadium in baseball history. Yankee Stadium has hosted a variety of events and historic moments during its existence. While many of these moments were baseball-related, including World Series games, no-hitters, perfect games, and historic home runs, the stadium also hosted boxing matches, concerts, and three Papal Masses.
One of the oldest stadiums still in existence, Chicago’s Wrigley Field was built in 1914 and is most famous for its ivy covered outfield walls. Wrigley Field did not play any night games until 1988, when baseball officials refused to allow the Cubs to play any post-season games without lights. With its 27-feet high, 75-feet wide scoreboard in centerfield and the backdrop of old buildings and apartments, Wrigley is one of the most beautiful and awe-inspiring ballparks to have ever been built.