Homewood approves spring cornhole league at City Hall Plaza

City Hall approves cornhole league
City Hall begins planning for the new cornhole league. (Sophie Higby/Bham Now)

This past fall, the community of Homewood was united over a fun but short-lived cornhole league, and while we were sad to see it end, the plans for springtime have already been set in motion. See why this is a win for our city.

Cornhole is returning this spring

Birmingham, cornhole
Cornhole league plans approved. (Cornholeantics.com)

In Fall of 2021, John Pietrantoni approached the Homewood City Council about creating a social cornhole league, which would meet in the plaza of City Hall. Though the league is not affiliated with Homewood, the city approved the request and it became a major success. Throughout the pandemic, public activities have been limited. Many people found that cornhole was the perfect way to stay safe and healthy while also communing with others.

As warmer weather is approaching and outdoor activities are becoming a viable option again, Pietrantoni returned to city hall at the end of December with the same request, only this time for spring. The city approved the new league January 31. 

City Hall approves cornhole league

City Hall approves cornhole league
Thankful to everyone working so hard to make the cornhole league return! (Sophie Higby/Bham Now)

Wyatt Pugh, the Department Head of Inspections & Permits at City Hall, has been working alongside Pietrantoni to bring the cornhole league back for another season.

“Over the five years that I’ve been here, council has mentioned several times that they would like to promote the use of the plaza, because it is a pedestrian plaza, and that was always the idea. So they wanted to find ways to promote the use of the plaza, as a public gathering area, and I just think this has done that: brought people out.” 

Wyatt Pugh, department head of Inspections & Permits, City Hall

City Council Woman Jennifer Andress hopes to see the league return in summer and become a tradition.

Located in the new entertainment district

Cornhole league will be held next to SoHo Social
SoHo Social is part of Homewood’s new entertainment district. (Sophie Higby/Bham Now)

The cornhole league will be located outside the front doors of Homewood City Hall and beside Soho Social, which is part of the newly approved entertainment district, joining Uptown/BJCC, Five Points South, Avondale and Pepper Place. If you want to stick around after a game of cornhole and socialize, drink and listen to live music, these are just a few of the options available.

How to join

The league is open to everyone in the Homewood community. Signups are not available yet but can be found on Cornhole League BHM. If you live in the Birmingham area but are not from Homewood, signups are now open for other cities conrhole leagues.

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