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Home Run Dugout Arriving at Dell Diamond- Ballpark Digest

The 2019 season brings a unique amenity to the Round Rock Express‘ (Class AAA; Pacific Coast League) Dell Diamond, as the new Home Run Dugout has been added to the ballpark. Dell Diamond has undergone a change to accommodate the new Home Run Dugout and attached Bullpen Bar, which combine a full-service bar and restaurant with an interactive experience for fans. Located beyond the outfield wall at Dell Diamond, the Home Run Dugout features two batting bays that part from the traditional batting cage concept by including technology such as augmented reality that allows users to take swings at the Major League Baseball ballpark...

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New Virtual Batting Cages Open in Round Rock- Texas Highways

Game days at the Dell Diamond just got more exciting with Home Run Dugout Home Run Dugout, an indoor entertainment venue featuring baseball-related augmented reality games, plus a full bar and restaurant, debuts at the Dell Diamond in Round Rock today. Located in the outfield of the baseball stadium, which is the home field of AAA Astros-affiliate the Round Rock Express, Home Run Dugout features an experience where people of all ages and skill levels can try their hand at hitting one out of the park—the virtual park that is. Similar to Dallas-based concept TopGolf, groups of up to six or more...

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Home Run Dugout at Dell Diamond- Fox 7 Austin

ROUND ROCK, Texas (FOX 7 Austin) – There’s a new eatery and entertainment spot inside Dell Diamond. Fans can take part in a baseball simulator while enjoying some food and drink and a Round Rock Express game. Reservations are needed. The Home Run Dugout is located at 3400 E. Palm Valley Boulevard.   Click Here to watch the...

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How Ryan Sanders Baseball Built A Dynasty In Round Rock- Austin Business Journal

How Ryan Sanders Baseball built a business juggernaut on the success of the Round Rock Express The fame of MLB great Nolan Ryan, combined with the business acumen of his sons and partners, is a winning playbook, inside and outside the ballpark. Have you ever wondered how a minor league baseball team can make a profit off $7 tickets? The operation of the Round Rock Express is not an especially lucrative business, but Ryan Sanders Baseball has carved a niche for itself by investing in a handful of industries that revolve around what happens between the white lines on...

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This Austin Startup Hopes to Be the Top Golf of Baseball- Texas Monthly

  The Round Rock Express opened their season at Dell Diamond on Tuesday night, losing 3-1 in a game that turned on a couple of blown calls by the ump. Despite the boos from the crowd, though, the AAA affiliate for the Houston Astros know that the final score isn’t what many in the ballpark are most interested in. These are the minor leagues, and the experience of a great live game is much of the draw. That’s part of what made Dell Diamond the ideal location for the first Home Run Dugout, a sports entertainment business founded by Texas...

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New sports bar and entertainment venue lets you play ball in Dell Diamond- Austin 360

There will be a new way to watch Round Rock Express games within Dell Diamond starting Tuesday — while you’re playing baseball, too. Home Run Dugout and the adjacent Bullpen Bar open just behind outfield with the aim of making America’s favorite pastime a little more accessible for people of any age and skill level. Co-founders Nick Hermandorfer and Tyler Bambrick wanted to change up the concept of the traditional batting cage, according to a partner in the project, Glynn Bloomquist. The two batting bays at Home Run Dugout rely on augmented reality, as well as a soft-toss pitching machine, to...

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Dell Diamond is Adding an Augmented-reality Baseball Experience- ATX Man

  As if everything weren’t already bigger in Texas, recreational baseball is getting supersized too. Home Run Dugout is creating a worldwide first: an augmented-reality batting experience in Dell Diamond, the home stadium of the Round Rock Express. Opening April 9, Home Run Dugout is adding a bar and two hitting stations called “bays” to the stadium that face a curved screen. Imagine the room like a bowling alley, but the bowlers are swinging baseball bats. Players walk up to the plate and weigh the bat, triggering the customizable pitching machine that can throw baseballs, softballs or hybrids to...

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Austin scores clutch new batting cage and bar concept opening soon in Dell Diamond- CultureMap

Home plate isn’t the only place people will be teeing up in Dell Diamond this baseball season. Just in time for opening day, the popular stadium is getting a sporty new addition: Home Run Dugout, the next evolution of batting cages. This first-of-its-kind batting arena is the product of more than five years of hard work by friends turned business partners, Nick Hermandorfer and Tyler Bambrick. Hermandorfer and Bambrick met at West Point, the prestigious military academy where Bambrick and Hermandorfer’s brother were both enrolled. Over the years, the pair became friends, and eventually decided to launch a business together. In...

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FIRST LOOK: Home Run Dugout elevates America’s favorite pastime- Community Impact

Three years ago, Nick Hermandorfer and Tyler Bambrick were fine-tuning a prototype for a baseball pitching machine in a garage. On April 9, their new technology—the culmination of a love of baseball and beer—will debut with the launch of Home Run Dugout. The entertainment venue redefines batting practice—without confining participants to batting cages and sweaty helmets, COO and co-founder Bambrick said. “It’s less intimidating,” he said. “It creates a more social environment.” Players swing a bat at an effervescent green ball, which is a cross between a baseball and a softball. The pitching system can be adjusted for players...

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