ZT Corporate, a Houston-based private equity firm, announced the acquisition of Baseball Nation, a baseball organization that hosts training, multiple leagues and tournaments at its North Texas facilities.
The newly created company will operate under the name ZT Baseball Nation. The deal marks the first time ZT Baseball, the private equity firm’s select baseball organization with teams playing across the U.S., will expand to operate facilities within the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. The organization operates facilities in its home base of Houston and a training facility in Anaheim, CA.
ZT Baseball Nation will partner with Perfect Game, the scouting organization that hosts amateur events in the U.S., exclusively hosting the organization’s tournaments beginning June 18. James Belt, Baseball Nation owner and president, will transition into the new role of ZT Baseball Nation’s COO.
ZT Baseball Nation will operate 12 fields as part of the acquisition, highlighted by the Aviator Ballpark in McKinney, TX. The complex is on more than 18 acres and includes seven professionally maintained baseball fields, outdoor hitting cages, six indoor hitting cages, bullpen mounds and concession buildings. The newly renovated 12,000-square-foot indoor training facility consists of an air-conditioned training area, parent lounge and pro shop on-site.