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Bat Around Featured at Tampa Bay Rays Fan Fest

NEW YORK, Feb.6, 2024 -- Bat Around®, the new app and software that is gamifying hitting for teams, players and novices, will be available to play at the Tampa Bay Rays Fest at Tropicana Field on Saturday, Feb. 17.

Rays Fan Fest attendees will be able to step on the field at Tropicana to swing the bat to play the game and see their results in real time on video monitors. Bat Around co-founder and former Rockies and Pirates Manager Clint Hurdle will be on-hand during the day.

"We’re thrilled to be a part of Rays Fan Fest, providing fans the opportunity to step up to the plate with Bat Around,” said Matt Farrell, CEO of Batting Challenge Holdings, the creator of Bat Around. “Bat Around advisors known as our “Hitting Legends Council” include former Rays such as Hall of Famer Fred McGriff and Tino Martinez.  

The Bat Around experience will be open to all attendees of Fan Fest and include player photo opportunities, home clubhouse tours, inflatables, stage show, games and more.

Bat Around, powered by HitTrax, is a game for all ability levels and is currently available for download for batting cages and entertainment locations. Bat Around is free to download in the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.

In the Bat Around app, players can get all of their statistics, including our proprietary Bat Around Metric, or BAM, score. They can also create a digital player card to share and can access pro tips through videos from the Hitting Legends Council, whose members have more than 29,000 collective professional hits.


To learn more about Bat Around, or to get Bat Around at your location, visit

About Bat Around™

Bat Around is mixed-reality "sportstainment" inspired by and created with some of the greatest hitters in MLB history. Through an app and game software, Bat Around gamifies the batting cage experience for teams, players and novices, bringing fun and competition to hitting a baseball. Bat Around is powered by HitTrax. Bat Around is a product of Batting Challenge Holdings, Inc., a company specializing in sports technology mixed with innovative games. To learn more visit or follow @LetsBatAround on Instagram.

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