The America’s Best Value Inn, located at 915 N. General Bruce Dr. in Temple, has installed a giant batting cage behind the hotel for use by hotel guests and the public alike. In addition to the batting cage, the new amenities include a large deck covered in turf from Minute Maid Park, home to the Houston Astros, a party and viewing area, BBQ pit and bar. The idea came to light after Casey Patel’s, owner of America’s Best Value Inn, son began playing baseball. He said, “Traveling to tournaments was a very eye-opening experience. We realized the need for local practice facilities and began to develop a plan for the new batting cage.” “We are very excited to see one of our hotels add amenities that local and visiting baseball and softball teams really need,” said Diane Jones, Sales & Marketing Specialist for the Temple CVB. “Right now, teams are beginning to develop their tournament schedules for the next year, and with baseball and softball seasons starting, the timing is perfect.”Local citizens and teams can take advantage of the new facility by contacting America’s Best Value Inn at (254)-771-3264 for group rates and facility use agreements. For more information please visit www.redlion.com/temple.