The Troy Sportsplex opened in the Spring of 1991 and continues to grow in size and popularity. Original construction of the 65 acres of Phase I included four softball fields with a centralized pressbox. Youth and adult softball leagues play regular season and tournament games at the Sportsplex, while baseball tournaments have also been played on the 285-foot fields. In 1995, the Sportsplex was the host of the Dixie Boys World Series. The prestigious tournament returned again in 1998. All fields are available for practices, but must be reserved in advance. Two playgrounds are very popular with youngsters at the Sportsplex, while many people also use the open areas for biking, roller-blading and jogging. Phase II of the Sportsplex opened in 1996, with four new fields and another state-of the-art pressbox. Two fields measure 200 feet in distance while the other two are 285 feet. Eight new fully-automated batting cages also opened in 1996, offering a variety of baseball pitching speeds, as well as slow pitch and fastpitch softball. The soccer fields at the Sportsplex allow play for three full-size soccer fields or any combination of small and large fields. Lights for the soccer fields were installed in 2002 and the soccer fields are used year round for games and practices. The Troy Batting Range opened in the summer of 1996 with a first-class, state-of the-art facility. Eight fully-automated, token-fed cages are within walking distance of the eight fields of the Sportsplex. The cages are open every month of the year except December and January.