When play begins at Majestic Park in 2022, boys and girls from Hot Springs and across the South will begin participating in America’s Game on a site that once hosted Major League Baseball immortals Babe Ruth, Henry Aaron, Honus Wagner and Jackie Robinson.
Majestic Park, a five-field baseball complex located on the site of the former Hot Springs Boys and Girls Club, will host youth baseball games and tournaments on the site of one of the first spring training sites in Major League Baseball history. The Detroit Tigers first used it for spring training in 1908 and Babe Ruth attended his first training camp as a member of the Boston Red Sox on this site in 1914.
Aaron, Robinson, Wagner and many other Hall of Famers played and trained at the Majestic Park site. Nowhere else in the country can a young person playing baseball say he or she played on the exact site where the legends of the sport played.
The five-field Majestic Park baseball complex is being funded by a $7.8 million bond issue approved by Hot Springs voters. All the fields will have artificial turf infields and outfields with MUSCO Lighting. The Championship Field will also accommodate college, high school and professional play.