The Southeastern Conference is compiled of 14 universities as far north as Columbia, Missouri, and as far south as Gainesville, Florida. This conference is arguably the most competitive in the division one sports world. With that being said, the SEC Baseball Tournament is one of the most anticipated collegiate events of the year.
For the 21st year in a row, the tournament will be held at the Hoover Met Complex. In today’s blog, we review the history of the tournament and why Hoover, Alabama, calls it a tradition.
SEC Tournament History
The baseball tournament features 12 teams and will begin on May 22nd, 2019. This tournament is historically formatted differently than a regular competition. Depending on what your team is seeded going into the tournament, it will determine a single-elimination or double-elimination format. The championship game will be the 17th game played in 6 days. Currently, 7 of the top 25 teams in college baseball are in the SEC, intensifying the competitive edge at the Hoover Met Complex.
Keeping the Tournament in Hoover
A bid needs to be placed by the sports complex to host any major sporting event. After new facilities, renovations, and accommodations for visitors, Hoover Met Complex was able to keep the SEC Tournament in Hoover, Alabama. Along with the new fields, there were additions of batting cages, coaching and player rooms, food and beverage vendors, and much more. Ultimately, after an extensive bid process, the committee decided to keep the tournament in its home.
The SEC Tournament brings in over 150,000 baseball fans for this prize tournament. Hoover Met Complex can accommodate these tourists with our excellent facilities and qualified staff. As there are many amenities within the sports complex, there are close housing and entertainment accommodations to the stadium. Hoover, Alabama offers a variety of entertainment, shopping, and more, helping you get the most out of your sports vacation.
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Recently, Hoover Met Complex installed four additional NCAA regulation baseball fields, equipped with state-of-the-art facilities. Along with the new baseball fields, five multipurpose fields were installed for more outdoor sports options. Hoover Met Complex has everything you will need to maximize your SEC Tournament experience.
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Get the Most Out of the SEC Tournament at Hoover Met Complex
Hoover Met Complex is happy to be hosting the SEC baseball tournament for the 21st consecutive year. Our environment is perfect for such a tournament, and we are excited for the action to start soon. For more information about our sports complexes, visit our website. Hoover Met Complex doesn’t only accommodate baseball. Explore our other options so we can help make your next event a success!