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Albany Fun Park unveils new batting cages

There's a new attraction in Albany, and it will help kids and adults brush up on their baseball and softball skills. (Source: WALB) There's a new attraction in Albany, and it will help kids and adults brush up on their baseball and softball skills. (Source: WALB)
Alex Pollock (Source: WALB) Alex Pollock (Source: WALB)
Brooklyn Pollock (Source: WALB) Brooklyn Pollock (Source: WALB)
Staff hope it will encourage local baseball leagues to come and use the cages for practice. (Source: WALB) Staff hope it will encourage local baseball leagues to come and use the cages for practice. (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

A new attraction opened in Albany today, and it is already helping kids brush up on their baseball and softball skills. 

American Fun Park held their ribbon cutting for it's new batting cages Friday afternoon.

Staff said they added three cages for kids ages six and older.

Visitors can choose to play softball or baseball. 

Each cage has four speeds, with the highest being 70 miles per hour for baseball and 60 miles per hour for softball.

Staff said there have been numerous requests on-line and on Facebook to bring them back so the decision was made to renovate the front area of the park for the cages. 

And kids were thrilled about them. 

"I was pretty excited now that we can have more practice and enjoy ourselves a little more," said Alex Pollock.

"Like my brother here, he likes to play baseball a lot so he is going to love this," said Brooklyn Pollock. 

Fun Park staff hopes the renovation will encourage local baseball leagues to come and use the cages for practice. 

There is also an adjustable pitching height, so anyone from kids to teens to adults can enjoy.

You can get 18 pitches for $2. 

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