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Published on April 22, 2024
Home Run Dugout Eyes Grand Slam with $2.7 Million Expansion in Katy, Houston AreaSource: Google Street View

Home Run Dugout's knocking it out of the park with a $2.7 million expansion to its already impressive roster of entertainment offerings. The venue that mixes a spin off sports bar zest with batting cage fun aims to bulk up by an extra 9,200 square feet, ensuring fans can swing, sip, and celebrate in even bigger style.

The current 46,000 square-foot space, which launched into the Houston scene full-force in March 2023, has been a hit run with locals and is now upping its game by adding 10 new high-tech batting bays and a sizeable party pavilion fit for the grandest of slams including birthday bashes corporate throwdowns graduation shindigs and every festivity in between, the expansion, slated for completion by summer 2024, will stretch onto the venue's northern edge behind the Biergarten Baseball field according to the Houston Chronicle.

For those unfamiliar with the drill, Home Run Dugout at 1220 Grand West Boulevard offers a twist on baseball's traditional batting cages; the balls pop up from the turf and batters aim to strike them into a screen that replicates smacking homers in a major league park. It's a setup that's been a solid hit since their first at-bat in Round Rock in 2019, and the Katy location has quickly followed suit as the new heavy hitter in town.

In a statement obtained by Virtual Builder's Exchange, CEO Tyler Bambrick expressed his gratitude for the local support, saying, “The Katy community and the entire Houston area has been incredible to us over the past year,” and acknowledging that the upgrade is a direct response to customer demand, he explained, “One of our biggest takeaways from our first year of business was the need for additional batting bays to give groups a chance to experience the essence of Home Run Dugout. The new bays paired with additional event-hosting space will give that many more people the opportunity to experience the fun of HRD.”

The expansion is designed to keep the balls rolling with minimal impact on current operations which means visitors can continue to enjoy all the perks of Home Run Dugout's full-service restaurant, twin bars, and 12 initial batting bays without pause during construction.