Six spots we think are perfect for Baseball5
06/04/2020 2 Minute Read

Six spots we think are perfect for Baseball5

Expressions of interest to host the first-ever Australian Baseball5 Championships close on Friday so what better time to look at the perfect venues for the sport’s newest discipline.

And due to its play everywhere nature the options for venues are pretty much limitless.

We’ve put together a list of six spots (in no particular order) we’d love to see Baseball5 played, be it at the inaugural national championships or some other time down the track.

What options have we missed that you’d like to see it feature at?

1. Hosier Lane, Melbourne

OK, so the tight confines of Melbourne’s Hosier Lane might mean setting up at either end (yeah, we can block off Flinders St for Baseball5, right?). But what better location to show off the urban discipline of Baseball5 than on the doorstep of the famous bluestone laneway coated in ever-changing street art.

2. Mt Coot-Tha Lookout, Brisbane

Let’s get away from city streets, but not lose sight of them. Mt Coot-tha Lookout, just a short drive from Brisbane’s CBD, provides a highly distracting home for Baseball5. From there you will get a remarkable vantage point to view Brisbane and beyond and at sunrise it is particularly impressive. But hey, we would be there for the 5s, not the view!

3. Perisher Ski Resort, Snowy Mountains

The Southern Hemisphere’s largest ski resort could never host baseball, but it could host Baseball5. Yep, we told you that you could play everywhere. What better backdrop than the ski fields at 2000 metres?

4. Taronga Zoo, Sydney

A short ferry trip from Sydney to Taronga Zoo provides a magnificent view back at your point of departure. The famous attraction is home to more than 4000 animals and with its scenery and views is another solid option to host Baseball5 games.

5. Glenelg Beach, Adelaide

A tram ride away from the Adelaide CBD is picturesque Glenelg Beach. The city’s most popular metropolitan beach is a hub of activity and be it on the sand, with a stunning sunset in the background, or a few steps away at Moseley Square it would be a fantastic spot to play Baseball5.

6. Uluru, Northern Territory

The Red Centre, or the Baseball5 centre? Uluru is a stunning backdrop at the best of times and that would be no different for a game of Baseball5. At 348 metres high it towers over the landscape and generates a powerful presence. Uluru is also steeped in cultural significance worth learning about while you are there.

Click here for more information on hosting the 2020 Australian Baseball5 Championships.