Baseball is still alive at the MiLB-departed Hoover Met. The top 150 Major League Baseball prospects for the East Coast will be coming to Hoover (AL) this summer, as East Coast Pro, a non-profit run by MLB scouts, will stage its annual scouting event at the Hoover Met Complex Aug. 1 through 4, 2018. Read more here. Thanks to Joe DeLeonard for the heads up.
Tag Archives: Hoover (AL)
Hoover Met Keeping SEC Tournament
The SEC Baseball Tournament is staying in Hoover (AL). The SEC’s athletic directors authorized commissioner Greg Sankey to negotiate with Hoover for the 2017 tournament and moving forward “for a time to be determined” on Friday. Read more here. Thanks to Joe DeLeonard for the link.
Filed under Conference & Events, Lease & Contracts, Stadium Issues
City Aims to Keep SEC Tournament at Hoover Met
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.
Contract Approved: ‘Bama to Play at Hoover Met
The City of Hoover (AL) approved a contract with the University of Alabama Monday that will have the Crimson Tide play its home baseball schedule at Hoover Metropolitan Stadium next season. The ballpark was the former home of the Double-A Birmingham Barons (Southern League). Read more here. Thanks to Joe DeLeonard for the link.
Filed under Lease & Contracts, Stadium Issues
Crimson Tide Negotiating to Play 2015 Season at Hoover Met
The University of Alabama is negotiating to play its 2015 baseball season at Hoover Metropolitan Stadium in Hoover (AL), as 66-year-old Sewell Thomas Stadium, the Crimson Tide’s on-campus home, undergoes a $35 million renovation. Read more here. Read more about the Sewell renovation here. Thanks to Joe DeLeonard for the links.
Filed under Design & Construction, Lease & Contracts, Stadium Issues