Hoover Metropolitan Stadium tour

The SEC Baseball Tournament will remain in Hoover,.Ala., according to SEC officials. Improvements are planned to the Hoover Metropolitan Stadium that will improve the tournament experience for both the teams and fans. Watch our video tour of the Hoover Met.

Notes from the recently completed SEC meetings in SanDestin, Florida: 

**The SEC's Athletics Directors have authorized the Commissioner to negotiate and finalize an agreement with the Alabama Sports Council and the City of Hoover to hold the SEC Baseball Tournament at Hoover Metropolitan Stadium beginning in 2017 for a period of time to be determined.

"Hoover has an investment planned in a $70 million campus around the baseball stadium, and there will be an event center adjacent to where right field is currently," Sankey said. "It's just outside the footprint of the stadium and will be available for a fanfare-type atmosphere.

"In 2018 there are plans for six practice fields immediately adjacent to the current baseball stadium, and one of those will mirror the exact dimensions of the Hoover Met. Our teams can warm up there and our fans can see that rather than standing outside waiting for their team to play when a game may run long. We have another 1,500 parking spaces coming and improvements to the RV lot. Our student-athletes also have the opportunity to stay at one of two quality properties. We look forward to working with Hoover to finalize that agreement and continuing on the success of this year's tournament."

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