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Encyclopedia > Hoover Metropolitan Stadium

Hoover Metropolitan Stadium, also known as The Hoover Met, is a minor league baseball park located in the Birmingham, USA suburb of Hoover. It has been the home of the Birmingham Barons of the Southern League since 1987, replacing historic Rickwood Field in Birmingham. The stadium also serves as the home for SEC baseball tournaments as well as Hoover High School football. The Hoover Met is located in the Birmingham-Hoover Metropolitan Area near Interstate 459 at Exit 10. Minor League Baseball, formerly the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues and also known in the past as NAPBL, National Baseball Association, and NA, is the organization which oversees the governing and organization of minor league baseball in North America. ... Nickname The Magic City, Pittsburgh of the South, BHam Location Location in Jefferson County in the state of Alabama Government Country State County United States Alabama Jefferson County Mayor Bernard Kincaid (D) Geographical characteristics Area  - City    - Land    - Water 151. ... Housing subdivision near Union, Kentucky, a suburb of Cincinnati, Ohio. ... Hoover is a city in Jefferson and Shelby counties in middle central Alabama. ... The Birmingham Barons are a minor league baseball team based in Birmingham, Alabama. ... The Southern League is a minor league baseball league which operates in the Southern United States. ... See also: 1986 in sports, other events of 1987, 1988 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Bill Elliott won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Dale Earnhardt CART Racing - Bobby Rahal won the season championship Indianapolis 500 - Al Unser, Sr. ... Elevation of the entrance Rickwood Field, located in Birmingham, Alabama, is the oldest surviving professional baseball park in the United States. ... The Southeastern Conference (SEC) is a college athletic conference which operates in the southeastern part of the United States. ... A view of the playing field at Busch Stadium II in St. ... A tournament is an organized competition in which many participants play each other in individual games. ... Hoover High School is a public high school located at 1000 Buccaneer Drive, Hoover, Alabama 35244 in the United States serving grades 9-12. ... Birmingham-Hoover-Cullman Combined Statistical Area The Birmingham-Hoover-Cullman Combined Statistical Area sometimes known as Greater Birmingham, is made up of 8 counties in Central Alabama. ...


Many sports experts regard the stadium as one of the best of its kind in the nation. The seating capacity is 10,800 for baseball and can accommodate up to 16,000 when the patio, banquet, and grassy side areas are used. The stadium also houses 12 suites and state-of-the-art dressing and training rooms. The stadium also features a meeting/banquet room named for Michael Jordan, who played for the Barons during his brief foray into professional baseball, during which time the stadium experienced its largest crowds. Seating capacity refers to the number of people who can be seated in a specific space, either in terms of the space available, or in terms of limitations set by law. ... Michael Jeffrey Jordan (born February 17, 1963 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American former basketball player, and is considered by many to be the greatest of all time. ...


The City of Hoover operates the stadium and an adjacent recreational vehicle park. In North America the term recreational vehicle and its derived acronym, RV, are generally used to refer to an enclosed piece of equipment dually used as both a vehicle and temporary travel home. ...


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Hoover, Alabama - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1086 words)
Hoover is now one of the three primary cities in the Birmingham-Hoover-Cullman Metropolitan Area, consisting of the Birmingham-Hoover metropolitan statistical area and the Cullman micropolitan area.
Hoover was incorporated as a municipality in 1967.
With this change, the Hoover police department became the largest law enforcement fleet in the nation that runs on E85, a fuel that is 85 percent ethanol and 15 percent gasoline.
Hoover Metropolitan Stadium - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (228 words)
Hoover Metropolitan Stadium, also known as The Hoover Met, is a minor league baseball park located in the Birmingham, USA suburb of Hoover.
The Hoover Met is located in the Birmingham-Hoover Metropolitan Area near Interstate 459 at Exit 10.
The City of Hoover operates the stadium and an adjacent recreational vehicle park.
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