LONDON, March 16, 2021 – Beginning this summer, Labatt Memorial Park, home of the London Majors and the world's oldest baseball grounds, will be offering exclusive behind the scenes public tours of this legendary facility. With a history dating back to 1877, Labatt Memorial Park has played an important role on the growth and development of baseball in Canada, and now thanks to support from the Government of Ontario, Tourism London and the City of London, guests will have the opportunity to get behind the scenes, see artifacts, and hear firsthand about some of the famous teams and players that have come through this facility, including Satchel Paige, Ty Cobb, Fergie Jenkins, Jesse Owens, Deion Sanders and many more.
Along with Labatt Memorial Park, Southwestern Ontario is home to a number of important baseball sites including the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in St. Marys, ON, and the Beachville District Museum, home to one of the first ever recorded baseball games, located just outside of Woodstock, ON. Together with these organizations, the "Southwestern Ontario Baseball Heritage Pass" will be formed, marketing the region as a destination for baseball heritage. This partnership will include a dedicated website, itineraries, travel booking, and one ticket into all three attractions, encouraging guests to visit each location and explore the entire Southwestern Ontario region.