An Important Message from Fastpitch Nation Owner, David Rocha
Leagues and Tournaments Return for the 2023-24 Winter Season at the New Day Hill Dome
New Indoor Training Facility to Open in Fall 2023
Coaches, Parents, and Players,
In business as in life, change is inevitable. Major changes are ahead for Fastpitch Nation and I wanted to inform everyone about what is coming. We have closed our long-time indoor facility in Bloomfield, CT, which opened in 2008. In early 2022 as the COVID pandemic waned, we made the difficult decision to sell our 24,000 sq/ft building. Over the prior two years, our large indoor facility had been open very little due to COVID, putting a massive economic strain on the company that was already fighting for survival during the pandemic. Fastpitch Nation eventually made it through COVID and our outdoor tournament business at Fastpitch Nation Park returned to normal and even grew, thanks to you. At the same time, a group started a project to build the new 95,000 sq/ft Day Hill Dome next to our Fastpitch Nation Park in Windsor, CT. After discussions with them, I agreed to move many of our indoor programs such as tournaments and leagues into the new dome for the 2022-23 winter season, paving the way for us to sell our indoor facility.
We were excited about this new opportunity for our teams to play in the new state-of-the-art dome. Unfortunately, the new dome project has been impacted by the worldwide supply chain crisis, like so many other construction projects. This means the new dome was open in time for this winter season and, unfortunately, we did not have our traditional winter leagues and tournaments for the 2022-23 winter season but they will resume for 2023-24 winter season.
We also have other new exciting news to share as well. Since we plan to move our indoor leagues and tournaments to the new dome, when completed, we have decided to open a new, smaller Fastpitch Nation Indoor facility. This new 5,000 sq/ft facility will be focused primarily on our fastpitch instruction programs and we will also offer limited batting cage and pitching lane rentals. The new instruction facility will incorporate the latest high-tech instructional aids and will be conveniently located, less than 5 minutes from Fastpitch Nation Park. As the plans and timeline firm up I will send out a more detailed announcement about the new indoor facility. Unfortunately, the supply chain and government bureaucracy around permitting are making it a slower process than we had wanted. Our hope was to open this winter season but that will not happen. So we will complete the new facility in the Spring and Summer and be ready for Fall 2023.
Lastly, I want to thank all of you, our very loyal customers. The last few years have been filled with some difficulties but many more successes. We have many more plans to improve and grow Fastpitch Nation over the coming months and years and we are excited, as ever, to share it all with you.
Owner and General Manager