IT'S your chance to find out if you are a future star of the Boston Red Sox or the New York Yankees.

The country's first softball and baseball simulator has opened in Southampton.

Previously the Sweet Sensi shop, the American-themed venue in East Street was designed and built by 30-year-old Sean Larsen with the help of his friends and famil.

The ‘1st Base’ centre is open for ages 10 and above, will only accept visitors who have pre-booked, and welcomes couples, sports teams, hen dos and stag nights, business groups who would like to partake in teambuilding and any other members of public interested in using the simulator.

Slots of one or two hours are available depending on the group size, with 360 balls shot out of the catapult every hour.

Prices range from £18 per person for a group of 6-7 people and £33 for a couple, so the larger the group, the cheaper it is for each person to visit the venue.

Owner and creator Sean Larsen said: “In my opinion, town centres are going to become less retail-based and more experience-based as online retail grows.

“This is something different and I would even like to set up regular leagues, so that once or twice a month one team can play against another team.

He added: “There is so much I could do with it, with one emphasis being that the venue is inclusive to everyone, so if you come down to enjoy it, you will.”

Teams can analyse hits and scores, with a live feed on Facebook available for those who want to show their progress to friends and family online.

Different levels of ability-based bats are on offer, ranging up to level three bats.

Mr Larsen also has a laser clay shooting business in Reading called Reload Reading but has sold half of the profits to another company to focus on the new softball and baseball simulator.