On Saturday, the Colorado Rockies broke ground on a facility in the Dominican Republic that will eventually house the club's entire Latin American operations, according to a press release. The facility will be in Jubey, Boca Chica, Dominican Republic.â†µ
The cost of this academy will be roughly $6 million and will allow 80 players to use the two buildings. The place will include:â†µ
a full clubhouse, administrative offices, dormitory style living for players, living quarters for staff, training/weight room, cafeteria, entertainment room, computer room and classroom. The academy will also include two full sized baseball fields, one half field, batting cages and pitching mounds.â†µ
The Rockies are notable for having a strong presence in Latin America.