Hoover Sports Complex takes Major Strides

Hoover plans to spend $80 million on its new sports complex going up next to the Hoover Met.

As of now, here are all the details from the name, to add on’s, to new land leases:

Hoover Metropolitan Complex preliminary layout Feb 2017
Zoning map provided by Signature Homes

The Name:
  • “The Bam” (nickname)  – Alabama Sports and Event Center
The BAM T-shirt
Photo by Jon Anderson
Project Details:
  • 155,000 Sq. Foot indoor center

This will be completed, as told by the Council, this May!

The BAM construction
Give it a few more months and this puppy is up and running! Photo provided by Sports Facilities Management
  • 5 NCAA reg. size Fields – meant for Soccer, Football, & Lacrosse
  • 5 NCAA reg. size Baseball/Softball Fields
  • 16 Tennis Courts – pro shop included
  • 2 Mile Walking Track
  • Playground
  • “Splash Pad”
  • Massive Event Lawn

Expected to open in late 2018!

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Rendering of the major expansion! Photo by Goodwyn, Mills & Cawood
Land Leases:

Yesterday, the Hoover City Council agreed to lease 100 acres of land to Hoover Parks and Rec. Board for the construction of the sports fields and tennis Courts.

A special meeting was the occasion of the agreement so that work of clearing out the area can begin as quickly as possible.

Guess how much the lease is…

  • $1 a year… I know, stout, right?

Stay tuned for more info and pictures of the massive project!

Author: Wade Cline

Marketing Producer at Bham Now, Tech Junkie, Foodie, Bham Lover, Movie Snob, Wannabe Quantum Physicist. You can likely find me either at Trim Tab Brewing or O'henry's Coffee in Homewood.