Barney's Bullpen currently has little to no competition within the service area. There is one outdoor batting cage facility located in Cedar Hill, approximately 10 miles away from the proposed location. This facility is closed during inclement weather and has limited utilization during the hot summer months. The next closest facility is in Euless, 20 miles from Duncanville and 40 miles from Waxahatchie. This business was opened in two years ago by two youth league coaches who saw a need for this type of facility. Through personal experience, we found that a two-hour wait was common on winter weekends if you did not have reservations. Weeknights did not require reservations for the batting cages, but one-hour waits were common. The team skills areas require reservations. The indoor competition is open for 53 hours a week while the outdoor facility has a potential of 50 plus hours a week, depending on weather.
A $ billion industry in 1992, the game’s annual revenues had grown to $9 billion by the time Selig left office in early 2015. He worked tirelessly to create revenue sharing policies that would benefit all teams, recognizing early in his tenure as commissioner that the game was growing and that all teams should benefit. In 2005, he launched the Commissioner’s Initiative on Sustainable Ballpark Operations, becoming the first professional sports league commissioner to create an initiative dedicated to promoting responsible environmental stewardship, which has now become standard practice in sports leagues throughout the United States and the world.
"Bo Jackson's Elite Sports is committed to finding the elite performer in every player who comes into our facility," said Jim Thompson, president of Bo Jackson's Elite Sports. "The HitTrax system provides our instructors with never-before-captured data that they use to easily analyze the performance of the player and find gaps in their swing. We're able to use the immediate feedback of the system to further engage the player while using the visual data necessary to reinforce the instruction being provided by the coaches. We believe in the metrics of HitTrax, and intend to include the system in our future facilities as we expand."