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New Batting Cages Planned Near Eliot-Hine Middle School

by Sean Meehan — April 27, 2016 at 3:50 pm 0

Future site of batting cages near Eliot-Hine Middle School (Photo via Google Maps)Kingman Park residents and Little League players across the Capitol Hill area will soon have a new place to practice.

Batting cages are set to be installed sometime this spring on the empty lot at the intersection of 19th and C streets NE beside Eliot-Hine Middle School. Events DC, which manages the land, partnered with Capitol Hill Little League to install the cages. Capitol Hill Little League offers baseball and softball instruction for D.C. children age 6-16.

Events DC president and CEO Gregory O’Dell said that the cages are part of an effort to find short-term uses for the area around RFK Stadium while Events DC explores permanent redevelopment options.

“Events DC is excited to partner with Capitol Hill Little League, enabling us to enhance community and family-friendly programming on the RFK Stadium-Armory Campus,” he said. “We look forward to welcoming the batting cages this spring for District residents and our city’s youth to benefit.”

The cages are slated be open year-round for Little League practice and community use.

Photo via Google Maps

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