Mural of baseball history to be painted on the side of new Urban Youth Academy facility

The news has been rolling in lately about the new baseball facility for the Marian Anderson Recreation Center at 17th and Fitzwater. The Urban Youth Academy center is expected to be completed by June and will be named the Ryan Howard Training Center based on Howard’s large contributions to the project.

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Bill introduced to name new Marian Anderson baseball facility as the Ryan Howard Training Center

More than $2 million is being spent on a new addition to Marian Anderson Recreation Center for the Major League Baseball Youth Academy. Improvements to the center include new indoor batting cages, classroom space and more as part of a youth baseball development program. Now that the facility is almost

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Marian Anderson Recreation Center improvements expected to slide into home plate by June 20

If you’ve walked past Marian Anderson Recreation Center at 17th and Fitzwater any time during the past few months, you’ve seen a lot of construction work underway. That construction now has an expected completion date. The new MLB Urban Youth Academy facility and improvements to the play yard are on

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Groundbreaking ceremony held for MLB Urban Youth Academy facility at Marian Anderson Rec Center

In 2013 we first told you about plans for the Major League Baseball Urban Youth Academy, a program that will provide state of the art baseball facilities to inner-city kids. Today we broke ground at Marian Anderson Recreation Center for the Urban Youth Academy Indoor Training Facility! #FindYourPath #UYA #Phillies

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