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City Aims to Keep SEC Tournament at Hoover Met

SECThe 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 hereRead opinion piece here.  Thanks to Joe DeLeonard for the links.

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Contract Approved: ‘Bama to Play at Hoover Met

Alabama Crimson Tide LogoThe 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.

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Crimson Tide Negotiating to Play 2015 Season at Hoover Met

Alabama Crimson Tide LogoThe 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 hereRead more about the Sewell renovation here.  Thanks to Joe DeLeonard for the links.

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‘Bama Could Play 2015 Season at Hoover Met

Alabama Crimson Tide LogoWith the University of Alabama Board of Trustees on the verge of approving a preliminary budget for upgrading Sewell-Thomas Stadium, the Crimson Tide baseball team could be playing its 2015 home games at Hoover Metropolitan Stadium, the former home of the Double-A Birmingham Barons (Southern League).  Tuscaloosa is about 50 miles from Hoover.  Read more here.

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Ballpark Visit ALERT: Hoover Metropolitan Stadium (Hoover, AL)

Eric and Wendy Pastore from DigitalBallparks.com recently visited Hoover Metropolitan Stadium, the former home of the Double-A Birmingham Barons (Southern League).  Read more and view photos here.

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Hoover Met Gets More Upgrades

Hoover Met LogoThe Hoover (AL) City Council Monday night approved spending another $352,000 on Hoover Metropolitan Stadium, the former home of the Double-A Birmingham Barons (Southern League).  Hoover officials are hoping to lure some “A-list” concert acts with electrical upgrades and more.  Read more here.  Thanks to Joe DeLeonard for the link.

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Council Approves Funding for Hoover Met Improvements

Birmingham Barons Logo WordmarkThe Hoover (AL) City Council on Monday voted to approve spending up to $600,000 on repairs, maintenance and new signs for Hoover Metropolitan Stadium , the former home of the Double-A Birmingham Barons (Southern League).  Read more here.

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