It might be the great USA pastime, but like many an American novelty, baseball has also found its way across the Atlantic and into the consciousness of more than a few Far East fans. And to prove it, Shanghai welcomes its newest sports-cum-social spot CAGES Indoor Athletics Club, where locals and visitors, novices and enthusiasts alike can slug it out and swing for the fences, or simply sit back and take in a game over what else but a hot dog and brewski.
The 700 sq m Jing’an space comprises a fully enclosed, turf-laid game field, plus batting cages and lanes boasting top-of-the-range US pitching machines and video analysis equipment to help you perfect those mechanics and hit that home run. When you’re feeling game ready, CAGES hosts several recreational baseball leagues and tournaments as well as regular dodgeball, softball and wiffleball competitions, plus Baby Ruths can get involved too with kids’ teams and weekly youth instruction programs. Struck out? Fret not, spectating is as big a part of baseball as playing, so why not retire to the field-side bar and restaurant where all-American eats including hotdogs, burgers, and sandwiches, plus beers, sodas and live-streamed Major League games await. Batter up!
2/F / 325 Changhua Rd / Jing’an / +86 21 3112 2950 / 3pm-1am Mon-Fri, 8am-11pm Sat-Sun / cagesshanghai.com