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 two decades, and All Star is getting ready to celebrate its 20th anniversary in June, recognizing not only its business success, but also the positive impact All Star has had on the community.
All Star’s 4-year-old, 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 and mitts. Helmets sold out over the holiday season.
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 summer camps also are offered.