All Star Batting
Three baseball fans — Kevin Gilroy, Brian Gilroy and Frank Rizzo — opened All Star Indoor Batting Range Baseball & Softball Academy in Brookfield in 1991. Fast forward more than two decades, and All Star is still the leading training facility in the area, recognizing not only its business success, but also the positive impact All Star has had on the community.
All Star’s 15,000-square-foot facility off Federal Road, near Goddard School, has an exterior featuring silhouetted figures of ball players against the structure.
Inside, the turf is easy to mistake for real grass; rows of bats and bright red dugout benches add to the stadium feel. The Pro Shop sells more than 50 models of bats, mitts and helmets.
Meanwhile, seven tunnel cages can be used for catching, pitching or training, and five are available for batting fun or practice. Parties, baseball boot camp, strength training and Spring and Summer camps are also offered.
All Star Batting was aware of the need for expansion, therefore in January 2014 opened a new location in New Fairfield to try to accommodate the very busy Brookfield location. The new facility is located at 3 Dunham Drive in New Fairfield (Just down and around the new Prime Time Gym). The facility is 4,200 square feet with three full length tunnels.