Hoover Sports & Events Facility
Size: 155,000 sf (indoor facility)
Status: Under Construction
The City of Hoover’s new 155,000-square-foot indoor events center opened its doors for the first time for the 2017 Southeastern Conference Baseball Tournament in May of 2017. Located adjacent to the Hoover Metropolitan Complex, Finley Center is the first phase of the $76 million Hoover Sports & Events Complex, designed by GMC, with Brasfield & Gorrie as the construction manager. Finley Center features 11 regulation-size basketball courts, 16 regulation-size volleyball courts, a future climbing attraction, walking track, locker rooms, food court, convenience store, performance center and flexible meeting rooms. Designed to serve multiple uses, the events center can accommodate a variety of functions and sporting activities, including trade shows for 300 booths, banquet seating for 2,400 and theatre-style seating for 5,000. Drop-down netting also provides the option to divide spacing within the center allowing multiple activities to take place simultaneously. Construction is now underway on the outdoor portion of the complex, which will feature five NCAA regulation-size soccer/football/lacrosse fields, five NCAA regulation-size baseball/softball fields, designed to accommodate up to 16 tennis courts with pro shop, two-mile walking track, playground, splash pad and a large event lawn. The existing RV park will be expanded from 149 to 172 spaces with full hook-ups, and additional parking will provide approximately 5,000 spaces on-site. This second phase of construction is slated for completion in early 2018.
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