The five-year contract between the city of Hoover (AL) and the SEC for hosting the SEC baseball tournament at Hoover Metropolitan Stadium ends after this year’s tournament. With past success, recent facility upgrades, and a new $70-million events center going in next door, Hoover hopes to knock out competing bidders New Orleans, Memphis, Nashville and Jacksonville. Read more here. Read opinion piece here. Thanks to Joe DeLeonard for the links.