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Baseball/softball training franchise moving into Flightpath Sports Park

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After pulling out of a deal in Dauphin County last year, a baseball and softball training franchise has found a home in Lebanon County.

John Albarano, a real estate developer and contractor from Williamsport, said he plans to open a franchise location for Frozen Ropes National Training Center in the Flightpath Sports Park in South Londonderry Township by early May.

Frozen Ropes is a New York-based franchise that specializes in baseball and softball.

Albarano had been looking in Lower Paxton Township for a location near Hershey. He was eyeing the Sports City complex but ultimately backed away from the deal.

In Flightpath, he will have a 12,000-square-foot facility at 202 Piper Circle. The complex will have a large open turf area that will be used for baseball and softball training, as well as be available for soccer and field hockey.

There will be hitting tunnels and a separate bullpen area for baseball and softball pitching. Frozen Ropes also will offer private and group instruction, as well as team rental options for all sports.

"The new facility will provide both the youth and college-level athletes of the Harrisburg/Hershey area a phenomenal place to train, improve and, most importantly, have fun playing the games of baseball and softball," Albarano said.

The Lebanon County facility will be the first in Pennsylvania for the franchise company.

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