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PLAY BALL? BLD Manteca reopens for youth team practices only
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Youth baseball clubs compete at Big League Dreams' Fenway Park in Manteca. - photo by Courtesy photo

Big League Dreams has reopened for business in Manteca.

Sort of.

The City of Manteca announced Monday that the multi-sport facility is open to youth sports team practices only. Adult practices and events are still not permitted.

Youth teams may rent space on any of the six replica fields modeled after classic baseball stadiums. Only 16 members of each team, coaches and players included, are allowed on each field, while parents and spectators are not allowed. Masks are required for all participants, and social distancing will be enforced. BLD Manteca also features a field house for indoor soccer.

Teams interesting in renting a spot can contact general manager Roy Fetherolf and Updated information will be posted as they come on its website ( or by voice message (call 209.824.2400).

All Big League Dreams parks shut down operations on March 17 at the onset of the pandemic. There are 11 BLD venues in California, Arizona, Nevada and Texas. 

The company began its three-phase reopening on June 13 with its two Texas locations in Mansfield and League City. The parks' Stadium Club restaurants were allowed to fill up to 75 percent capacity, though there were no limitations to spectators at the ball fields. BLD's Las Vegas site is awaiting approval from local and state health agencies for its reopening.