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           It’s more than
             just a game
          in Birmingham
                   From a convenient location and state-of-the-art
            facilities to our easy-to-use planning resources, hosting your
                    next sports event in Birmingham is a win-win.

Birmingham’s four distinct seasons and beautiful         Home to the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame and
facilities provide the backdrop for a range of           headquarters of the Southeastern Conference and
competitions such as NCAA championships,                 Southwestern Athletic Conference, Birmingham has
SEC, SIAC, SWAC, and Gulf South Conference               long been a hub of all things athletic. Add to that
championships, NASCAR and Indy Racing, the               the convenience of an international airport and the
Davis Cup, the Bassmaster Classic and the Regions        entertainment options that fill Alabama’s largest city,
Tradition golf tournament. And with more than 3.4        and it’s no wonder Birmingham is fast becoming one
million people living within 100 miles, our population   of the nation’s favorite spots to play.
packs the house for some of the South’s best
sporting events.

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TABLE of CONTENTS

 MORE THAN A GAME      03

 BASEBALL & SOFTBALL   06

 BASKETBALL            10

 BOWLING               14

 CHEERLEADING          15

 CROSS-COUNTRY         17

 DOG RACING            17

 FENCING               18

 FOOTBALL              21

 GOLF                  25

 GYMNASTICS            29

 ICE SPORTS            30

 LACROSSE              32

 MOTORSPORTS           36

 SOCCER                38

 SWIMMING              43

 TENNIS                45

 TOURNAMENT FISHING    49

 TRACK & FIELD         51

 VOLLEYBALL            53

 WHEELCHAIR SPORTS     57

 WRESTLING             58

 PARKS & RECREATION    61

 SPORTS MUSEUMS        62

 FACILITY DIAGRAMS     66

 REFERENCE GUIDE       78

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       S ELBIA
             NGL L & S OF T B A L L

    BIRMINGHAM-SOUTHERN COLLEGE HOMEWOOD HIGH SCHOOL
    SOFTBALL PARK               ( P) 205.871.9663 ( F ) 205.879.0879
                                                               1901 SOUTH LAKESHORE DRIVE
    ( P) 205.226.4600 ( F ) 205.226.3049
                                                               BIRMINGHAM, AL 35309
    900 ARKADELPHIA ROAD
    BIRMINGHAM, AL 35254                                       Facility is located on the campus of Homewood High
    ( W ) BSCSPORTS.NET/FACILITIES/SOFTBALL_PARK               School. Dimensions meet high school regulations.
                                                               Concessions are available.
    Located on the campus of Birmingham-Southern College.
    Concessions are available.
                                                                 # OF FIELDS       SEATS         LIGHTS       PARKING

      # OF FIELDS       SEATS         LIGHTS   PARKING           1 Natural turf    1,000         Yes          300 car
                                                                                   spectators                 capacity
      1 Natural turf   350            Yes      Available on
                       spectators              campus &
                                               plentiful for
                                               most events.
                                                               HOOVER HIGH SCHOOL
                                                               ( P) 205.985.8600 ( F ) 205.439.1201
                                                               1000 BUCCANEER DRIVE
    BIRMINGHAM-SOUTHERN COLLEGE                                HOOVER, AL 35244
    STRIPLIN FIELD (BASEBALL)                                  Facility is located on the campus of Hoover High School.
    ( P) 205.226.4600 ( F ) 205.226.3049                       Dimensions meet high school regulations. Concessions are
    900 ARKADELPHIA ROAD                                       available.
    BIRMINGHAM, AL 35254
    ( W ) BSCSPORTS.NET/FACILITIES/STRIPLIN_FIELD                # OF FIELDS       SEATS         LIGHTS       PARKING
    Located on the campus of Birmingham-Southern                 2 baseball        1,000         Yes          1,250 car
    College. Concessions are available.                          2 softball        spectators                 capacity

      # OF FIELDS       SEATS         LIGHTS   PARKING

      1 Natural turf   1,000          Yes      Available on    HOOVER MET COMPLEX
                       spectators              campus &
                                                               ( P) 205.739.7364
                                               plentiful for
                                               most events.    100 BEN CHAPMAN DRIVE
                                                               HOOVER, AL 35244
                                                               ( W ) HOOVERMETCOMPLEX.COM

    GEORGE WARD PARK                                           The Outdoor Baseball Complex at the Hoover Met Complex

    (GREENSPRINGS)                                             is state-of-the-art with five NCAA regulation size baseball
                                                               fields. It includes four artificial turf fields and one
    ( P) 205.322.9958                                          natural grass field. the facility can be transformed into
    331 16TH AVENUE SOUTH                                      multi-purpose fields.
    BIRMINGHAM, AL 35205
    ( W ) GREENSPRINGSPARK.COM                                   # OF FIELDS       SEATS        LIGHTS        PARKING
    Located in downtown Birmingham.                              5 baseball        15,000        Yes          4,000 car
    Concessions are available.                                   10 softball       spectators                 capacity

      # OF FIELDS      SEATS          LIGHTS   PARKING

      6 Natural turf   800            Yes      1,500 car
                       spectators/             capacity
                       field

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HOOVER SPORTS PARK CENTRAL                                        REGIONS FIELD
( P) 205.444.7777                                                 ( P) 205.988.3200
3468 CHAPEL LANE                                                  1400 1ST AVENUE S
HOOVER, AL 35226                                                  BIRMINGHAM, AL 35233
( W ) HOOVERAL.ORG                                                ( W ) BARONS.COM

This 22-acre park is owned and operated by the City of            Regions Field was named the 2013 Ballpark of the Year
Hoover. The park includes six lighted baseball/softball           by baseballparks.com. It is the home of the Birmingham
fields, a track, a playground, restrooms, press boxes and         Barons, Class AA affiliate of the Chicago White Sox.
one football/soccer field. This park is also home to the
Hoover girls softball program. Concessions are available.           # OF FIELDS        SEATS          LIGHTS      PARKING

                                                                    1 Natural turf     8,500          Yes         3,000 within
  # OF FIELDS         SEATS         LIGHTS        PARKING                              spectators                 5-minute
                                                                                                                  walk of park
  6 Natural turf      400            Yes           300 car
                      spectators                   capacity

                                                                  RICKWOOD FIELD
                                                                  ( P) 205.458.8161 ( F ) 205.852.8691
HOOVER SPORTS PARK EAST                                           1137 2ND AVENUE WEST
( P) 205.444.7777                                                 BIRMINGHAM, AL 35204-4502
2649 OLD ROCKY RIDGE ROAD                                         ( W ) RICKWOOD.COM
BIRMINGHAM, AL 35216-4805
                                                                  Having opened on August 18, 1910, Rickwood Field is
( W ) HOOVERAL.ORG
                                                                  “America’s Oldest Ballpark.” Rickwood Field is the former
This 160-acre park is owned and operated by the City of           home of the Birmingham Barons and Birmingham Black
Hoover. It includes softball, baseball, soccer and football       Barons. Babe Ruth, “Shoeless” Joe Jackson, Stan Musial,
fields, as well as a gazebo and playground equipment.             LeRoy “Satchel” Paige, Willie Mays and other greats played
Concessions are available. Facility also includes a press         here. It is a frequent site of Major League exhibition games.
box.                                                              Additional information can be obtained through the Friends
                                                                  of Rickwood Field at 205-458-8161.
  # OF FIELDS         SEATS         LIGHTS         PARKING
                                                                    # OF FIELDS        SEATS          LIGHTS      PARKING
  11 Natural turf     1,500          Yes           300 car
                      spectators                   capacity         1 Natural turf     10,000         Yes         2,000 car
                                                                                       spectators                 capacity

LIBERTY PARK SPORTS COMPLEX
( P) 205.967.7009 ( F ) 205.978.0227                              SAMFORD UNIVERSITY
4700 SICARD HOLLOW ROAD                                           BULLDOG SOFTBALL FIELD
BIRMINGHAM, AL 35243                                              ( P) 205.726.2966 ( F ) 205.726.2132
( W ) VESTAVIAHILLSPARKS.COM/FACILITIES/                          800 LAKESHORE DRIVE
SPORTS-COMPLEXES                                                  BIRMINGHAM, AL 35229
Liberty Park Sports Complex features 4 youth softball
                                                                  Located on the campus of Samford University and home of
fields, 5 adult softball fields, 4 soccer fields and 1 football
                                                                  the Samford Lady Bulldogs. Concessions are available.
field. Field Dimensions: F1-F4 225, F5-F8 300.

  # OF FIELDS         SEATS         LIGHTS        PARKING
                                                                    # OF FIELDS        SEATS          LIGHTS      PARKING
  9 Natural turf      5,000          Yes           Ample
                                                                    1 Natural turf     1,000          Yes         Limited
                      spectators
                                                                                       spectators                 on-campus
                                                                                                                  parking.

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B A S E B A L L & S OF T B A L L

    SAMFORD UNIVERSITY                                              SPAIN PARK HIGH SCHOOL
    JOE LEE GRIFFIN FIELD                                           ( P) 205.439.1400
                                                                    4700 JAGUAR DRIVE
    ( P) 205.726.2966 ( F ) 205.726.2132
                                                                    BIRMINGHAM, AL 35242
    800 LAKESHORE DRIVE
    BIRMINGHAM, AL 35229                                            This facility includes a sheltered picnic pavilion, large
                                                                    playground and restrooms. Concessions are available.
    Located on the campus of Samford University, Joe
    Lee Griffin Field is the home of the Samford Bulldogs.
                                                                      # OF FIELDS        SEATS         LIGHTS        PARKING
    Concessions are available.
                                                                      2 Baseball         1,000         Yes           1,000 car
                                                                      2 Softball         spectators                  capacity
      # OF FIELDS        SEATS         LIGHTS       PARKING

      1 Natural turf     1,000         Yes           Limited
                         spectators                  on-campus
                                                     parking.       SPAIN PARK SPORTS COMPLEX
                                                                    ( P) 205.444.7777
                                                                    4710 VALLEYDALE ROAD
    SHADES MOUNTAIN PARK                                            BIRMINGHAM, AL 35242
                                                                    ( W ) HOOVERAL.ORG
    ( P) 205.444.7777
    1211 AL SEIER ROAD                                              This facility includes a sheltered picnic pavilion, large
    HOOVER, AL 35226                                                playground and restrooms. Concessions are available.
    ( W ) HOOVERAL.ORG
                                                                      # OF FIELDS        SEATS         LIGHTS        PARKING
    This 24-acre park is owned and operated by the City of
    Hoover. It includes 9 baseball fields, a playground, a track,     4 Natural turf     200           Yes           300 car
                                                                                         spectators                  capacity
    restrooms and a BBQ pavilion. Concessions are available.
    Facility only includes a press box.

      # OF FIELDS        SEATS         LIGHTS       PARKING
                                                                    TRUSSVILLE SPORTS COMPLEX
                                                                    ( P) 205.661.3777
      9 Natural turf     500           Yes           150 car
                                                                    RIVERBEND ROAD
                         spectators                  capacity
                                                                    TRUSSVILLE, AL 35173
                                                                    ( W ) TRUSSVILLEPARKS.ORG

                                                                      # OF FIELDS        SEATS         LIGHTS       PARKING
    SHEA BROTHERS
    SOFTBALL COMPLEX                                                  8 Baseball
                                                                      6 Softball
                                                                                         1,500
                                                                                         spectators
                                                                                                       Yes           Ample

    ( P) 205.956.9518
    500 VULCAN DRIVE
    IRONDALE, AL 35210
    ( W ) HOMETEAMSONLINE.COM/ TEAMS

    This facility includes two fields with artificial field turf
    surfaces and 200-foot fences as well as concessions, a club
    house and batting cages.

      # OF FIELDS        SEATS         LIGHTS       PARKING

      2 fields           800           Yes           Ample
                         spectators

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UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA AT                                    VESTAVIA HILLS SPORTS
BIRMINGHAM (UAB)                                            COMPLEX AT WALD PARK
MARY BOWERS FIELD                                           ( P) 205.978.0166 ( F ) 205.978.0174
                                                            1973 MERRYVALE ROAD
( P) 205.934.5181
                                                            VESTAVIA, AL 35216-2740
8TH AVENUE SOUTH AND 11TH STREET
                                                            ( W ) VESTAVIAHILLSPARKS.COM/FACILITIES/
BIRMINGHAM, AL 35244
                                                            SPORTS-COMPLEXES
This field is the home of the Lady UAB Blazers softball
                                                            Wald Park features 5 baseball fields, a walking track,
team. Concessions and locker rooms are available.
                                                            the Vestavia Hills Swimming Pool, picnic areas, the Civic
                                                            Center, the Senior’s Lodge and the Community Playground.
  # OF FIELDS       SEATS         LIGHTS       PARKING
                                                            Concessions are available. Field dimensions: F1-F4 225,
  1 Natural turf    800           Yes          500 car      F5-F8 300.
                    spectators                 capacity

                                                              # OF FIELDS        SEATS          LIGHTS    PARKING

                                                              5 Natural turf     200            Yes       400 car
UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA AT                                                         spectators               capacity

BIRMINGHAM (UAB)
YOUNG MEMORIAL FIELD
( P) 205.934.5181
                                                            WEST HOMEWOOD PARK
8TH AVENUE SOUTH AND 11TH STREET                            ( P) 205.332.6702
BIRMINGHAM, AL 35244                                        121 WEST OXMOOR ROAD
                                                            HOMEWOOD, 35209
Located in downtown Birmingham, this field is the home of   ( W ) HOMEWOODPARKS.COM/FACILITIES/
UAB baseball. Concessions are available.                    ATHLETIC-FACILITIES/ WEST-HOMEWOOD-PARK

  # OF FIELDS       SEATS         LIGHTS       PARKING      Concessions are available.

  1 Natural turf    600           Yes          500 car        # OF FIELDS        SEATS          LIGHTS    PARKING
                    spectators                 capacity
                                                              6 Baseball youth   500            Yes       300 car
                                                              3 Softball youth   spectators               capacity

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 BAOW
    S KLEIT
          NGBALL

 BIRMINGHAM-JEFFERSON                                             BIRMINGHAM CROSSPLEX
 CONVENTION COMPLEX ARENA                                         BILL HARRIS ARENA
 ( P) 205.458.8400                                                ( P) 205.279.8900
 2100 RICHARD ARRINGTON JR. BOULEVARD NORTH                       2331 BESSEMER ROAD
 BIRMINGHAM, AL 35203                                             BIRMINGHAM, AL 35208-3511
 ( W ) BJCC.ORG/MEETING_SPACES_DETAILS                            ( W ) BIRMINGHAMCROSSPLEX.COM

 Events such as NCAA basketball tournaments, SEC, C-USA           Connected to the CrossPlex, the arena is a great
 and SWAC Conference Championships are held in the                multi-purpose facility with 20,000-square-feet of floor
 Arena. Video scoreboard, video suite, three cameras and          space. It includes four team locker rooms, an official’s room
 spotlights. Concessions are available.                           and trainer’s room. Recent renovations include a state-of-
                                                                  the-art sound system, a four-sided center, hung LED display
                                                                  scoreboard, basketball floor and basketball goals.
     # OF COURTS   SEATING      DIMENSIONS   PARKING

     1             17,000       NBA          10,000 within         # OF COURTS       SEATING      DIMENSIONS    PARKING
                   spectators   Standard     5 blocks of
                                             complex.               1                5,000        NBA           1,500 car
                                                                                     spectators   Standard      capacity

 BIRMINGHAM-SOUTHERN COLLEGE                                      HOMEWOOD HIGH SCHOOL
 BILL BATTLE COLISEUM                                             ( P) 205.871.9663
 ( P) 205.226.4600 ( F ) 205.226.3049                             1901 LAKESHORE DRIVE SOUTH
 900 ARKADELPHIA ROAD                                             HOMEWOOD, AL 35209-6730
 BIRMINGHAM, AL 35254
                                                                  Courts located on the campus of Homewood High School.
 ( W ) BSCSPORTS.NET/FACILITIES/
                                                                  Concessions are provided.
 BILL_BATTLE_COLISEUM

 Located on the campus of Birmingham-Southern College.             # OF COURTS       SEATING      DIMENSIONS    PARKING
 Concessions are available.
                                                                    3                1,000        3 NCAA        300 car
                                                                                     spectators   Regulation    capacity
     # OF COURTS   SEATING      DIMENSIONS   PARKING

     3             2,000        NCAA         Available on
                   spectators   Standard     campus & plentiful
                                             for most events.

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HOOVER HIGH SCHOOL
( P) 205.985.8600
1000 BUCCANEER DRIVE
HOOVER, AL 35244-4511

Courts located on the campus of Hoover High School.
Concessions are available.

 # OF COURTS      SEATING       DIMENSIONS      PARKING

  5                2,000        94’ Long        1,200 car
                   spectators                   capacity

HOOVER MET COMPLEX

                                                                                            BASKETBALL
FINLEY CENTER
( P) 205.739.7364
100 BEN CHAPMAN DRIVE
HOOVER, AL 35244
( W ) HOOVERMETCOMPLEX.COM

The Finley Center is a 154,000 sq ft facility that has
89,000 sq ft of uninterrupted space for sports, banquets,
tradeshows, exhibits and social events. There are 11
basketball courts, 17 volleyball courts, 3 meeting rooms,
full service food and beverage operations, indoor climbing
center and a pre-function space.

 # OF COURTS      SEATING       DIMENSIONS      PARKING

  11               2,400        10- 84’ x 50’   Ample
                   spectators   1- 94’ x 50’

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 LAKESHORE FOUNDATION                                          SAMFORD UNIVERSITY
 ( P) 205.868.2310                                             PETE HANNA CENTER
 4000 RIDGEWAY DRIVE
                                                               ( P) 205.726.2921
 BIRMINGHAM, AL 35209
                                                               800 LAKESHORE DRIVE
 ( W ) LAKESHORE.ORG
                                                               BIRMINGHAM, AL 35229
 The Lakeshore Foundation offers a wide range of fitness,      ( W ) SAMFORD.EDU/HANNACENTER
 recreation, and athletic programs to children and adults.
                                                               The Thomas & Marla Corts Arena, the centerpiece of the
 The Lakeshore Foundation is a designated training site for
                                                               Pete Hanna Center, features seating for 4,974, including
 the United States Olympic Committee. Concessions are
                                                               2,800 chair-back seats and the ability to use two full
 available on-site, but can be brought in by event planners.
                                                               basketball or volleyball courts for practice, camps and
 Facilities include two swimming pools, eight outdoor
                                                               tournaments. Concessions are provided.
 tennis courts, and a field house that can be converted into
 basketball or volleyball floor configurations.
                                                                # OF COURTS      SEATING       DIMENSIONS   PARKING

      # OF COURTS   SEATING      DIMENSIONS    PARKING           4                4,974        Standard     Limited
                                                                                  spectators   NCAA         on-campus
      2             1,500        High School   300 car                                                      parking.
                    spectators   Regulation    capacity

                                                               UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA AT
 MOUNTAIN BROOK HIGH SCHOOL                                    BIRMINGHAM (UAB) BARTOW
 ( P) 205.414.3814 ( F ) 205.414.3814                          ARENA
 3650 BETHUNE DRIVE                                            ( P) 205.934.5391
 BIRMINGHAM, AL 35223                                          617 13TH STREET SOUTH
 Gymnasium located on the campus of Mountain Brook High        BIRMINGHAM, AL 35294-1160
 School. Concessions are available.                            ( W ) UABSPORTS.COM

                                                               Located in downtown Birmingham, Bartow Arena is the
      # OF COURTS   SEATING      DIMENSIONS    PARKING         home of UAB basketball. Concessions are available.
      1             1,200        Standard      500 car
                    spectators                 capacity         # OF COURTS      SEATING       DIMENSIONS   PARKING

                                                                 1                8,500        Standard     2,000 car
                                                                                  spectators   NCAA         capacity
 PELHAM CIVIC COMPLEX
 AND ICE ARENA
 ( P) 205.620.6448 ( F ) 205.620.2576
                                                               UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA AT
 500 AMPHITHEATER ROAD                                         BIRMINGHAM (UAB) CAMPUS
 PELHAM, AL 35124-4338
 ( W ) PELHAMCIVICCOMPLEX.COM
                                                               RECREATION
                                                               ( P) 205.934.8224
 Multiple-sport facility located off of Highway 119 in         1501 UNIVERSITY BOULEVARD
 Pelham. Complex has portable basketball floor with goals.     BIRMINGHAM, AL 35294
 Concessions are available.                                    ( W ) UAB.EDU/CAMPUSRECREATION

      # OF COURTS   SEATING      DIMENSIONS    PARKING          # OF COURTS      SEATING       DIMENSIONS   PARKING
      1             3,500        200’ x 85’     1,250 car        4                200          Standard     2,000 car
                    spectators                  capacity                          spectators                capacity

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BASKETBALL

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B OW L I NG

     BRUNSWICK RIVERVIEW LANES                                     SPARE TIME ENTERTAINMENT
     ( P) 205.991.3900 ( F ) 205.991.5080                          ( P) 205.655.4500
     2908 RIVERVIEW ROAD                                           3600 ROOSEVELT BOULEVARD
     BIRMINGHAM, AL 35242-4704                                     BIRMINGHAM, AL 35235-3163
     ( W ) BOWLBRUNSWICK.COM/ABOUT-US/259/1                        ( W ) LIGHTNINGSTRIKESBOWLING.NET

     Located off of Highway 280. Cosmic Bowling (glow-in-          Plays host to the PBA Tour. This 50,000 square foot facility
     the-dark bowling) available on Tuesday, Friday and            includes a 40-lane bowling center equipped with Brunswick
     Saturday nights. Group rates and specialty birthday           state-of-the-art equipment including automatic scoring,
     parties are available.                                        automated bumper systems and a custom sound and
                                                                   lighting system that will take Cosmic Lighting Bowling to
      # OF LANES     SCORING     LOCKERS   PROSHOP   PARKING       the next generation. Includes a 3,600 square foot arcade
                                                                   with 2 private party rooms, 5 coin-operated pool tables,
      40             Automated   Yes       Yes       Full
                                                                   video games, air hockey, pinball and other games for “youth
                                                     service
                                                     handicap      of all ages” including multi-player, cooperative play games.
                                                     lot.
                                                                    # OF LANES   SCORING     LOCKERS     PROSHOP    PARKING

     HOLIDAY BOWL FUN CENTER                                        40           Vector
                                                                                 Automatic
                                                                                             Yes         Yes        Plenty
                                                                                                                    of visitor
     ( P) 205.428.8461                                                                                              parking

     4321 BESSEMER SUPER HIGHWAY
     BESSEMER, AL 35020-2414
     ( W ) HOLIDAYBOWLFUNCENTER.COM                                SUPER BOWL LANES & SPORTS BAR
                                                                   ( P) 205.854.9159
     Offers league bowling, open bowling, birthday
                                                                   4416 PINSON VALLEY PARKWAY
     parties, a game area, a banquet room, a fully stocked snack
                                                                   BIRMINGHAM, AL 35215-2940
     bar and Cosmic Bowling.
                                                                   Located northeast of downtown. New scoring, bumper
      # OF LANES     SCORING     LOCKERS   PROSHOP   PARKING       system, seating and lanes. Completely renovated bar
                                                                   and game room. Birthday parties are a specialty. Contact
      32             Automated   Yes       Yes       Plenty
                                                                   manager Jason McCarthy or assistant manager Robert
                                                     of visitor
                                                     parking.      Williams for more details.

                                                                    # OF LANES   SCORING     LOCKERS     PROSHOP    PARKING

                                                                    32           Automated   Yes         Yes        200 car
     OAK MOUNTAIN LANES                                                                                             capacity
     ( P) 205.403.7466 ( F ) 205.453.0178
     300 BOWLING LANE
     PELHAM, AL 35124-4351                                         VESTAVIA BOWL
     ( W ) OAKMOUNTAINLANES.COM
                                                                   ( P) 205.979.4420 ( F ) 205.979.9786
     Cosmic bowling on Monday, Friday and Saturday nights.         1429 MONTGOMERY HIGHWAY
     Automatic bumpers just for the little ones, 2 full game       VESTAVIA HILLS, AL 35216-3606
     rooms, and snack bar and lounge for birthday parties,         ( W ) VESTAVIABOWL.COM
     church parties, corporate events, school events or other
                                                                   Located only 10 minutes south of downtown Birmingham.
     group events.
                                                                   Complete game room available.

      # OF LANES     SCORING     LOCKERS   PROSHOP   PARKING
                                                                    # OF LANES   SCORING     LOCKERS     PROSHOP    PARKING
      32             Automated   Yes       Yes       200 car
                                                     capacity       34           Automated   Yes         Yes        200 car
                                                                                                                    capacity

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C H E E R L E A DI NG

ALABAMA THEATRE                                                  BIRMINGHAM CROSSPLEX
( P) 205.252.2262                                                BILL HARRIS ARENA
1817 3RD AVENUE NORTH
                                                                 ( P) 205.279.8900
BIRMINGHAM, AL 35203
                                                                 2331 BESSEMER ROAD | BIRMINGHAM, AL 35208-3511
( W ) ALABAMATHEATRE.COM
                                                                 ( W ) BIRMINGHAMCROSSPLEX.COM
The Alabama Theatre is located in the heart of downtown
                                                                 Connected to the CrossPlex, the arena is a great
Birmingham on 3rd Avenue North. Since 1927, the Alabama
                                                                 multi-purpose facility with 20,000 square feet of floor
Theatre has been home to shows and performances ranging
                                                                 space. In addition to basketball, wrestling, volleyball and
from movies, concerts, beauty pageants, silent films to even
                                                                 cheerleading competitions, it has been used to host a variety
the Mickey Mouse Club!
                                                                 of events from concerts to trade shows to rodeos.

  SEATING          LOCKER ROOM         PARKING
                                                                   SEATING           LOCKER ROOM          PARKING
  2,176            N/A                 Ample
  spectators                                                       5,000             Yes                  1,500 car capacity
                                                                   spectators

BESSEMER CIVIC CENTER                                            BIRMINGHAM-JEFFERSON
( P) 205.424.9388
1130 9TH AVE SW
                                                                 CONVENTION COMPLEX (BJCC)
BESSEMER, AL 35022                                               ( P) 205.458.8400
( W ) BESSEMERAL.ORG/CIVIC-CENTER                                2100 RICHARD ARRINGTON JR. BOULEVARD NORTH
                                                                 BIRMINGHAM, AL 35203
The Main Hall is 13,000 square feet and is suitable for          ( W ) BJCC.ORG
many events including plays, wrestling, boxing, concerts,
pageants, banquets and exhibitions. Catering is provided at      Events can be held in the BJCC Arena, Concert Hall or
very reasonable costs. Other services such as ticket printing,   Exhibition Halls. Concessions are available.
ushers and stage hands also are available through the Civic
Center office.                                                     SEATING           LOCKER ROOM          PARKING

                                                                   3,000 to 17,000   No. Dressing         10,000 within
  SEATING          LOCKER ROOM         PARKING
                                                                   spectators        rooms available in   5 blocks of the
  1,600            N/A                 Ample                                         Arena & Concert      complex.
  spectators                                                                         Hall.

                                                                 BILL BATTLE COLISEUM
BIRMINGHAM CROSSPLEX FIELDHOUSE
( P) 205.279.8900                                                ( P) 205.226.4600
2331 BESSEMER ROAD                                               900 ARKADELPHIA ROAD | BIRMINGHAM, AL 35254
BIRMINGHAM, AL 35208-3511                                        ( W ) BSCSPORTS.NET
( W ) BIRMINGHAMCROSSPLEX.COM                                    Located on the campus of Birmingham-Southern College.
75,000 square feet of competition floor space. The CrossPlex     Concessions are available.
holds 4,000 spectators including 7 VIP suites. Each VIP suite
has 22 outdoor seats overlooking the indoor space with             SEATING           LOCKER ROOM          PARKING
furniture seating.
                                                                   2,000             Yes                  Parking is available
                                                                   spectators                             on campus & is
  SEATING          LOCKER ROOM         PARKING                                                            plentiful for most
                                                                                                          events.
  4,000            Yes                 1,500 car capacity
  spectators

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     BOUTWELL MUNICIPAL                                           SAMFORD UNIVERSITY
     AUDITORIUM                                                   PETE HANNA CENTER
     ( P) 205.254.2820                                            ( P) 205.726.2921 ( F ) 205.726.2132
     1930 REV. ABRAHAM WOODS JR. BOULEVARD                        800 LAKESHORE DRIVE | BIRMINGHAM, AL 35229
     BIRMINGHAM, AL 35203-2204                                    ( W ) SAMFORD.EDU/HANNACENTER
     ( W ) BIRMINGHAMAL.GOV                                       The Pete Hanna Center is the state-of-the-art $32 million
     In-house ticketing, catering, stage and sound and lighting   multi-purpose sports and entertainment facility on the
                                                                  campus of Samford University. The centerpiece is the
     equipment.
                                                                  Thomas and Marla Corts Arena which features seating for
                                                                  4,974, including 2,800 chair-back seats and the ability to use
       SEATING          LOCKER ROOM         PARKING               two full basketball or volleyball courts for practice, camps
                                                                  and tournaments.
       6,000            No                  Adjacent
       spectators                           parking deck
                                                                    SEATING           LOCKER ROOM          PARKING

                                                                    4,974             Yes                  Limited on-campus
     HOOVER MET COMPLEX                                             spectators                             parking.

     FINLEY CENTER
     ( P) 205.739.7364
     100 BEN CHAPMAN DRIVE | HOOVER, AL 35244
     ( W ) HOOVERMETCOMPLEX.COM
     The Finley Center is a 154,000 sq ft facility that has
     89,000 sq ft of uninterrupted space for sports, banquets,
     tradeshows, exhibits and social events. There are 11
     basketball courts, 17 volleyball courts, 3 meeting rooms,
     full service food and beverage operations, indoor climbing
     center and a pre-function space.

       SEATING          LOCKER ROOM         PARKING

       1,800            Yes                 Ample
       spectators

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VETERANS PARK
( P) 205.444.7777
4800 VALLEYDALE ROAD
BIRMINGHAM, AL 35242
( W ) HOOVERAL.ORG

This 82-acre park has a 5K cross country trail, playgrounds, three
beach volleyball courts, two pavilions and a large veterans memorial. In
addition, the park is surrounded by a four-acre lake, one-acre pond and a
walking/ running trail. Parking and restrooms are available on-site.

  LENGTH OF TRAIL    SEATING       PAVILION     PARKING

  5 km               Yes           Yes          Parking is
                                                available &
                                                plentiful for
                                                events.

D O G R AC I NG

BIRMINGHAM RACE COURSE
( P) 205.838.7500
1000 JOHN ROGERS DRIVE
BIRMINGHAM, AL 35210-7311
( W ) BIRMINGHAMRACECOURSE.COM

Live and simulcast greyhound racing throughout the year. Closed-circuit
television allows you to view the races from anywhere in the facility.
Clubhouse level allows patrons to enjoy dinner and cocktails while
watching the race. Must be 19 years of age to enter the facility. All major
credit cards accepted.

  TRACK LENGTH       SEATING       KENNELS      PARKING

  1,320 feet         17,000        18 buildings 10,000 car
                     spectators    (1,000 dog   capacity
                                   capacity)

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     BIRMINGHAM-JEFFERSON                                         BOUTWELL MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM
     CONVENTION COMPLEX                                           ( P) 205.254.2820
                                                                  1930 REV. ABRAHAM WOODS JR. BOULEVARD
     ( P) 205.458.8400
                                                                  BIRMINGHAM, AL 35203-2204
     2100 RICHARD ARRINGTON JR. BOULEVARD NORTH
                                                                  ( W ) BIRMINGHAMAL.GOV
     BIRMINGHAM, AL 35203
     ( W ) BJCC.ORG                                               In-house ticketing, catering, stage and sound and
                                                                  lighting equipment.
     Events can be held in the BJCC Arena, Concert Hall or
     Exhibition Halls. Concessions are available.
                                                                    SEATING         LOCKER ROOMS         PARKING
       SEATING         LOCKER ROOMS        PARKING
                                                                    6,000           No                   Adjacent parking
       3,000-17,000    No. Dressing        10,000 within            spectators                           deck parking: 1,500
       spectators      rooms available     5 blocks of the
                       except in           complex
                       exhibition hall
                       complex.                                   HOOVER MET COMPLEX
                                                                  FINLEY CENTER
                                                                  ( P) 205.739.7364
     BIRMINGHAM CROSSPLEX                                         100 BEN CHAPMAN DRIVE | HOOVER, AL 35244
     ( P) 205.279.8900                                            ( W ) HOOVERMETCOMPLEX.COM
     2331 BESSEMER ROAD                                           The Finley Center is a 154,000 sq ft facility that has
     BIRMINGHAM, AL 35208-3511                                    89,000 sq ft of uninterrupted space for sports, banquets,
     ( W ) BIRMINGHAMCROSSPLEX.COM                                tradeshows, exhibits and social events. There are 11
                                                                  basketball courts, 17 volleyball courts, 3 meeting rooms,
     75,000 square feet of competition floor space. The
                                                                  full service food and beverage operations, indoor climbing
     CrossPlex holds 4,000 spectators including 7 VIP suites.
                                                                  center and a pre-function space.
     Each VIP suite has 22 outdoor seats overlooking the indoor
     space with furniture seating.
                                                                    SEATING         LOCKER ROOMS         PARKING
       SEATING         LOCKER ROOMS        PARKING
                                                                    1,800           Yes                  Ample
       4,000           N/A                 1,500                    spectators
       spectators

                                 SAMFORD UNIVERSITY
     BIRMINGHAM-SOUTHERN COLLEGE PETE     HANNA CENTER
                                 ( P) 205.726.2921
     BILL BATTLE COLISEUM        800 LAKESHORE DRIVE | BIRMINGHAM, AL 35229
                                                                  ( W ) SAMFORD.EDU/HANNACENTER
     ( P) 205.226.4600 ( F ) 205-226-3049
     900 ARKADELPHIA ROAD
     BIRMINGHAM, AL 35254                                           SEATING         LOCKER ROOMS         PARKING
     ( W ) BSCSPORTS.NET/FACILITIES/                                500             No                   Limited on-campus
     BILL_BATTLE_COLISEUM                                           spectators                           parking

       SEATING         LOCKER ROOMS        PARKING

       2,000           Yes                 Ample on-campus
       spectators                          parking

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UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA AT
BIRMINGHAM (UAB)
BARTOW ARENA
( P) 205.934.5391
617 13TH STREET SOUTH | BIRMINGHAM, AL 35294
( W ) UABSPORTS.COM

 SEATING      LOCKER ROOMS   PARKING

 5,000        Yes            800 car capacity
 spectators

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BIRMINGHAM-JEFFERSON                                           HOOVER CENTRAL PARK
CONVENTION COMPLEX ARENA                                       ( P) 205.444.7777
                                                               3468 CHAPEL LANE
( P) 205-458-8400
                                                               HOOVER, AL 35226
2100 RICHARD ARRINGTON JR. BOULEVARD NORTH
                                                               ( W ) HOOVERAL.ORG
BIRMINGHAM, AL 35203
( W ) BJCC.ORG                                                 This 160-acre park is owned and operated by the City of
                                                               Hoover. It includes softball, baseball, soccer and football
Events are held in the Arena of the BJCC.
                                                               fields, gazebo and playground equipment. Concessions
                                                               are available.
  TURF TYPE      SEATING      LOCKER ROOMS     PARKING

  Artificial     17,000       No, but          10,000 within     TURF TYPE         SEATING      LOCKER ROOMS    PARKING
  turf           spectators   dressing         5 blocks of
                              rooms            the complex.      Natural turf      500          No              300 car
                              available                                            spectators                   capacity

BIRMINGHAM-SOUTHERN                                            HOOVER HIGH SCHOOL
COLLEGE PANTHER STADIUM                                        ( P) 205.985.8600
( P) 205.226.4600                                              1000 BUCCANEER DRIVE
900 ARKADELPHIA ROAD                                           HOOVER, AL 35244-4511
BIRMINGHAM, AL 35254                                           ( W ) HOOVERHIGH.AL.HCH.SCHOOLINSITES.COM
( W ) BSCSPORTS.NET                                            Facility is located on the campus of Hoover High School.
Home of Birmingham-Southern football, men’s and women’s        Concessions are available.
lacrosse, men’s and women’s cross country, and men’s and
women’s track and field. Concessions are available. A field
                                                                 TURF TYPE         SEATING      LOCKER ROOMS   PARKING
house adjacent to the stands houses the press box, coaches’
offices, meeting rooms, an athletic training room, officials    Artificial         5,000        Yes             1,250 car
                                                                turf               spectators                   capacity
dressing room and locker rooms, and a weight room.

  TURF TYPE      SEATING      LOCKER ROOMS     PARKING
                                                               HOOVER MET COMPLEX
  Artificial     1,600        No, but          Ample on-       ( P) 205.739.7364
  turf           spectators   dressing         campus
                                                               100 BEN CHAPMAN DRIVE
                              rooms            parking
                              available                        HOOVER, AL 35244
                                                               ( W ) HOOVERMETCOMPLEX.COM

                                                               The Hoover Met Complex outdoor fields feature 5 NCAA
HOMEWOOD HIGH SCHOOL                                           regulated fields to be used for soccer, football, lacrosse or

WALDROP STADIUM                                                rugby.

( P) 205.871.9663 ( F ) 205.879.0879                             TURF TYPE         SEATING      LOCKER ROOMS   PARKING
266 SNOW DRIVE
                                                               1 Natural turf      14,00        Yes             Ample
HOMEWOOD, AL 35209
                                                               4 Artificial turf
Waldrop Stadium is the home of the Homewood High School
Patriots. Concessions are available.

  TURF TYPE      SEATING      LOCKER ROOMS     PARKING

  Natural turf   6,000        Yes              700 car
                 spectators                    capacity

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 HOOVER SPORTS PARK EAST                                            MOUNTAIN BROOK HIGH SCHOOL
 ( P) 205.444.7777                                                  ( P) 205.414.3814 ( F ) 205.414.3814
 2649 OLD ROCKY RIDGE ROAD                                          3650 BETHUNE DRIVE
 HOOVER, AL 35243                                                   BIRMINGHAM, AL 35223
 ( W ) HOOVERAL.ORG
                                                                    Stadium located on the campus of Mountain Brook High
 This 160-acre park is owned and operated by the City               School. Concessions are available.
 of Hoover. It includes softball, baseball, soccer and football
 fields, as well as a gazebo and playground equipment                 TURF TYPE     SEATING      LOCKER ROOMS      PARKING
 Concessions are available. Facility also includes a
                                                                      Natural       5,000        Yes               500 car
 press box.
                                                                      turf          spectators                     capacity

      TURF TYPE    SEATING       LOCKER ROOMS        PARKING

      Natural
      turf
                   800
                   spectators
                                  No                 400 car
                                                     capacity
                                                                    SAMFORD UNIVERSITY
                                                                    SEIBERT STADIUM
                                                                    ( P) 205.726.2921
 LEGION FIELD                                                       800 LAKESHORE DRIVE
                                                                    BIRMINGHAM, AL 35229
 ( P) 205.254.2391                                                  ( W ) SAMFORDSPORTS.COM
 400 GRAYMONT AVE. W
                                                                    Located on the campus of Samford University.
 BIRMINGHAM, AL 35204-4008
                                                                    Concessions are available.
 ( W ) BIRMINGHAMAL.GOV

 Legion Field is Birmingham’s home for UAB Blazers                    TURF TYPE     SEATING      LOCKER ROOMS      PARKING
 football, college football bowl games and other high profile
                                                                      Artificial    6,700        Yes               Limited
 sporting events. It was a host site for the 1996 Olympic             turf          spectators                     on-campus
 Soccer matches.                                                                                                   parking.

      TURF TYPE    SEATING        LOCKER ROOMS       PARKING

      Artificial   72,107         Yes                4,500 car
      turf         spectators                        capacity       SHADES VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL
                                                                    ( P) 205.379.5350 ( F ) 205.379.5395
                                                                    6100 OLD LEEDS ROAD
 LIBERTY PARK SPORTS COMPLEX                                        BIRMINGHAM, AL 35210

 ( P) 205.967.7009                                                  The Frank Nix Athletic Complex is on the campus of Shades
 4700 SICARD HOLLOW ROAD                                            Valley High School. Concessions are available.
 BIRMINGHAM, AL 35243
 ( W ) VESTAVIAHILLSPARKS.COM/FACILITIES/                             TURF TYPE     SEATING      LOCKER ROOMS      PARKING
 SPORTS-COMPLEXES
                                                                      Natural       1,000        Yes               350 car
                                                                      turf          spectators                     capacity
 Liberty Park Sports Complex features 4 youth softball
 fields, 5 adult softball fields, 4 soccer fields, and 1 football
 field. Concessions are available.

      TURF TYPE    SEATING        LOCKER ROOMS       PARKING

      Natural      Ample          Yes                Ample
      turf

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TRUSSVILLE SPORTS COMPLEX                            VESTAVIA HILLS HIGH SCHOOL -
( P) 205.661.3777                                    THOMPSON REYNOLDS STADIUM /
RIVERBEND ROAD
TRUSSVILLE, AL 35173
                                                     BUDDY ANDERSON FIELD
( W ) TRUSSVILLEPARKS.ORG                            ( P) 205.402.5250
                                                     2235 LIME ROCK ROAD
                                                     BIRMINGHAM, AL 35216-3314
  TURF TYPE   SEATING      LOCKER ROOMS   PARKING

 Artificial   7,000        Yes            650 car     TURF TYPE    SEATING      LOCKER ROOMS   PARKING
 turf         spectators                  capacity
                                                      Artificial   7,000        Yes            650 car
                                                      turf         spectators                  capacity

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ALPINE BAY GOLF CLUB                                            DON A. HAWKINS/ROEBUCK
( P) 256.268.2920                                               MUNICIPAL GOLF COURSE
9855 RENFROE ROAD
                                                                ( P) 205.836.7318
ALPINE, AL 35014-6711
                                                                8920 ROEBUCK BOULEVARD
( W ) ALPINEBAYGOLFCLUB.COM
                                                                BIRMINGHAM, 35206-1524
Features a contemporary clubhouse, lodge and restaurant,
                                                                This city park course, located only 10 miles from downtown
as well as stunning scenery.
                                                                Birmingham, is not only a challenging course, but also one
                                                                of the best bargains in the city.
 HOLES     PAR      YARDS     SLOPE / RATING   PRACTICE RANGE

 18        72       6,518     69.9/126         Yes               HOLES    PAR    YARDS    SLOPE / RATING   PRACTICE RANGE

                                                                 18       71     6,509     68.5/137        No

BENT BROOK GOLF COURSE
( P) 205.424.9600
7900 DICKEY SPRINGS ROAD
BESSEMER, AL 35022-6378
                                                                FARMLINKS GOLF CLUB
( W ) BENTBROOK.COM                                             ( P) 205.403.4653
                                                                2200 FARMLINKS BOULEVARD
Once a dairy farm, this beautiful course is located             SYLACAUGA, AL 35151
approximately 15-20 miles from downtown Birmingham.             ( W ) FARMLINKS.ORG/GOLF
On-site restaurant. All major credit cards accepted.
                                                                FarmLinks is the world’s first research and demonstration
 HOLES    PAR       YARDS     SLOPE / RATING   PRACTICE RANGE   course. The Hurdzan Fry design offers a diverse layout
                                                                with dramatic elevation changes and striking views of
 27      36-36-35    6,000-   69.6/117         Yes              the mountains and lakes on Pursell Farms. Golfweek
                     7,000    70.2/121
                                                                named FarmLinks in the top five public-access courses
                              69.2/116
                                                                in Alabama. Groups and outings welcome. Managed by
                                                                Honours Golf.

CUMBERLAND LAKE GOLF                                             HOLES    PAR    YARDS    SLOPE / RATING   PRACTICE RANGE

& COUNTRY CLUB                                                   18       72     7,444     75.5            Yes

( P) 205.680.4653
2150 CUMBERLAND LAKE DRIVE
PINSON, AL 35216-2042
( W ) CUMBERLANDLAKEGOLF.COM                                    FRANK HOUSE MUNICIPAL
A scenic course with lake and mountain views. It receives
                                                                GOLF COURSE
high marks for course variety.                                  ( P) 205.424.4542
                                                                801 GOLF COURSE ROAD
 HOLES    PAR       YARDS     SLOPE / RATING   PRACTICE RANGE   BESSEMER, AL 35022-6001
                                                                ( W ) FRANKHOUSEGC.COM
 18       72        6,655/    70.7/126         Yes
                    6,422     69.1/123                          An economical course located 15 miles from
                              70.7/117                          downtown Birmingham.

                                                                 HOLES   PAR    YARDS     SLOPE / RATING   PRACTICE RANGE

                                                                 18      72     6.346-    60/119           No
                                                                                4.926     67.3/107

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 HIGHLAND PARK GOLF COURSE                                     LIMESTONE SPRINGS GOLF CLUB
 ( P) 205.322.1902                                             ( P) 205.274.4653
 3300 HIGHLAND AVENUE                                          3000 COLONIAL DRIVE
 BIRMINGHAM, AL 35205                                          ONEONTA, AL 35121
 ( W ) HIGHLANDPARKGOLF.COM                                    ( W ) LIMESTONESPRINGS.COM

 Known as the oldest course in Alabama, Highland Park still    Located northeast of Birmingham in Oneonta, this Jerry
 sparkles from the 1998 restoration by renowned architect,     Pate design stretches almost 7,000 yards throughout the
 Bob Cupp. It offers 18 enticing holes with uphill approach    Appalachian Mountains with strategically placed bunkers,
 shots, heavily hunkered greens, lakes and beautiful vistas    numerous lakes and scenic waterfalls. Rated number
 of the city skyline. Practice range on-site. Groups and       64 in “America’s Greatest Public Golf Courses” by Golf
 outings welcome. Managed by Honours Golf.                     Digest, it offers some of the most dramatic elevations
                                                               and picturesque views in Alabama. Groups and outings
                                                               welcome. Golf cottage sleeps 8 and is available for rental.
     HOLES   PAR   YARDS    SLOPE / RATING   PRACTICE RANGE
                                                               Managed by Honours Golf.
     18      70    5,801    68.1/128         Yes
                            66.1/123
                            63.8/114                            HOLES   PAR     YARDS    SLOPE / RATING    PRACTICE RANGE

                                                                18      72      6,987     74.2/139         Yes

 HORSE CREEK GOLF COURSE
 ( P) 205.648.1499                                             MOUNTAIN VIEW GOLF COURSE
 1745 HIGHWAY 18                                               ( P) 205.674.8362
 DORA, AL 35062                                                3200 MOUNTAIN VIEW DRIVE
 ( W ) HORSECREEKGOLF.COM                                      GRAYSVILLE, AL 35073-9691
 A beautiful, newer course with diverse landscapes makes       ( W ) MOUNTAINVIEWGOLFCOURSEGRAYSVILLE
 this quite a challenging day on the links. Located about 23   ALABAMA.COM
 miles from downtown Birmingham.
                                                               This course with a commanding view is located only
                                                               20 miles from downtown Birmingham.
     HOLES   PAR   YARDS    SLOPE / RATING   PRACTICE RANGE

     18      72    6,552    71.1/124         Yes                HOLES   PAR      YARDS    SLOPE / RATING   PRACTICE RANGE

                                                                27      36-35-35 5,946    69.3/114         No

                                                               THE OAKS AT OAK MOUNTAIN
                                                               STATE PARK
                                                               ( P) 205.620.2528
                                                               200 TERRACE DRIVE
                                                               PELHAM, AL 35124
                                                               ( W ) ALAPARK.COM/OAKMOUNTAIN/GOLF

                                                               Located 17 miles south of downtown Birmingham.

                                                                HOLES    PAR    YARDS     SLOPE / RATING   PRACTICE RANGE
                                                                18       72     6,748-    71.5/127          Yes
                                                                                5,615     69.8/127
                                                                                          66.7/117

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THE ROBERT TRENT JONES GOLF                                      ROBERT TRENT JONES GOLF TRAIL
TRAIL AT ROSS BRIDGE                                             OXMOOR VALLEY - SHORT COURSE
( P) 205.949.3085                                                ( P) 205.942.1177 OR 800.949.4444
4000 GRAND AVENUE                                                100 SUNBELT PARKWAY
BIRMINGHAM, AL 35226-6201                                        BIRMINGHAM, AL 35211
( W ) RTJGOLF.COM/ROSSBRIDGE                                     ( W ) RTJGOLF.COM/OXMOORVALLEY
With 18 holes sprawling over 330 acres and stretching            The Short Course at Oxmoor Valley is a delightful
almost 8,200 yards from the back tees, Ross Bridge is            collection of 18 pure one-shotters which offer severe
big and brawny, yet inviting to golfers of all skill levels.     elevation changes. Almost every hill plays downhill.
Ross Bridge plays host to the annual Regions Charity
Classic. Perfect for everyone from the casual golfer to
the tournament player, it is one of the premier courses on        HOLES    PAR    YARDS     SLOPE / RATING   PRACTICE RANGE
the Robert Trent Jones Trail. For golf lovers, this venue,        18       54     3,360-    n/a              Yes
which Golf Digest already calls “one of the top 50 trips in                       1,871
the world,” is equivalent to paradise. The Renaissance
Ross Bridge Golf Resort and Spa is home to an incredible
12,000- square-foot, full-service spa and salon.                 ROBERT TRENT JONES GOLF TRAIL
                                                                 OXMOOR VALLEY -
 HOLES    PAR     YARDS     SLOPE / RATING   PRACTICE RANGE
                                                                 VALLEY COURSE
 18       72      8,191     78.5/135          Yes
                                                                 ( P) 205.942.1177
                                                                 100 SUNBELT PARKWAY
                                                                 BIRMINGHAM, AL 35211
ROBERT TRENT JONES GOLF TRAIL                                    ( W ) RTJGOLF.COM/OXMOORVALLEY

OXMOOR VALLEY - RIDGE COURSE                                     The Valley Course is dotted with picturesque lakes
                                                                 and beautiful rolling fairways and stretches two miles
( P) 205.942.1177
                                                                 downrange along a slender valley. The 18th hole, a
100 SUNBELT PARKWAY
                                                                 441-yard par-four nicknamed “The Assassin,” rises to a
BIRMINGHAM, AL 35211
                                                                 dramatic finish at the signature clubhouse.
( W ) RTJGOLF.COM/OXMOORVALLEY

The Ridge Course, with its roller coaster fairways, heavy
                                                                  HOLES    PAR    YARDS     SLOPE / RATING   PRACTICE RANGE
tree cover and precipitous 150-foot elevation changes, is
incredibly photogenic. As a reminder of the site’s former         18       72     7,055-    140-122          Yes
use, the green at the par-five 3rd is buttressed by a shelf of                    4,974
exposed shale rock.

                                                                 TIMBERLINE GOLF CLUB
 HOLES    PAR     YARDS     SLOPE / RATING   PRACTICE RANGE      ( P) 205.668.7888
 18       72      7,055-    140-122           Yes                300 TIMBERLINE TRAIL
                  4,974                                          CALERA, AL 35040
                                                                 ( W ) TIMBERLINEGC.COM

                                                                 The beautiful course, known as Alabama’s only true

                                                                 golfer’s club, is located 30 miles south of Birmingham   .
                                                                  HOLES    PAR    YARDS     SLOPE / RATING   PRACTICE RANGE

                                                                  18       71     6,773     72.3/126         Yes

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GY M NA ST IC S

BIRMINGHAM CROSSPLEX                                           HOOVER MET COMPLEX
( P) 205.279.8900                                              FINLEY CENTER
2331 BESSEMER ROAD
                                                               ( P) 205.739.7364
BIRMINGHAM, AL 35208-3511
                                                               100 BEN CHAPMAN DRIVE
( W ) BIRMINGHAMCROSSPLEX.COM
                                                               HOOVER, AL 35244
75,000 square feet of competition floor space. CrossPlex       ( W ) HOOVERMETCOMPLEX.COM
holds 4,000 spectators including 7 VIP suites. Each VIP
                                                               Located 20 minutes from downtown Birmingham.
suite has 22 outdoor seats overlooking the indoor space
                                                               Home of the Hoover High School Buccaneers. Full-service
with furniture seating.
                                                               catering available.

  SEATING          DIMENSIONS          PARKING
                                                                 SEATING         DIMENSIONS         PARKING
  3,000            Up to               1,500 car capacity
  spectators       20,000 sq. ft.                                2,000           Up to              Ample
                                                                                 40,000 sq. ft.

BIRMINGHAM-JEFFERSON                                           MOUNTAIN BROOK HIGH SCHOOL
CONVENTION COMPLEX                                             ( P) 205.414.3814 ( F ) 205.414.3814
( P) 205.458.8400                                              3650 BETHUNE DRIVE
2100 RICHARD ARRINGTON JR. BOULEVARD NORTH                     BIRMINGHAM, AL 35223
BIRMINGHAM, AL 35203
                                                               Located on the campus of Mountain Brook High School.
( W ) BJCC.ORG
                                                               Concessions are available.
Events are held in the Arena and Concert Hall of the BJCC.
Concessions are available. The BJCC played host to the           SEATING         DIMENSIONS         PARKING
2006, 2011 and 2014 SEC Gymnastics Championships.
                                                                 200             Standard NCAA      300 car capacity
                                                                 spectators
  SEATING          DIMENSIONS          PARKING

  3,000 - 17,000   200’x85’            10,000 within 5
  spectators                           blocks of the complex
                                                               UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA AT
                                                               BIRMINGHAM (UAB)
BOUTWELL MUNICIPAL                                             BARTOW ARENA
AUDITORIUM                                                     ( P) 205.934.7296
                                                               617 13TH STREET SOUTH
( P) 205-254-2820                                              BIRMINGHAM, AL 35254
1930 REV. ABRAHAM WOODS JR. BOULEVARD                          ( W ) UABSPORTS.COM
BIRMINGHAM, AL 35203-2204
                                                               Located in downtown Birmingham, Bartow has hosted the
( W ) BIRMINGHAMAL.GOV
                                                               SEC Gymnastics Championships several times.
In-house ticketing, catering, stage and sound                  Concessions are available.
and lighting equipment.
                                                                 SEATING         DIMENSIONS         PARKING
  SEATING          DIMENSIONS          PARKING
                                                                 8,500           Standard NCAA      2,000 car capacity
  6,000            15,100 sq. ft.      Adjacent parking          spectators
  spectators                           deck

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IC E S P ORT S

BIRMINGHAM-JEFFERSON                                          PELHAM CIVIC COMPLEX
CONVENTION COMPLEX ARENA                                      AND ICE ARENA
( P) 205.458.8400                                             ( P) 205.620.6448 ( F ) 205.620.2576
2100 RICHARD ARRINGTON JR. BOULEVARD NORTH                    500 AMPHITHEATER ROAD
BIRMINGHAM, AL 35203                                          PELHAM, AL 35124-4338
( W ) BJCC.ORG                                                ( W ) PELHAMCIVICCOMPLEX.COM

On-site Zamboni and ice resurfacing equipment is              The Pelham Ice Arena’s two National Hockey League-sized
available, as well as concessions.                            rinks host more than 27,000 ice skaters each year. It is
                                                              home to the Birmingham Figure Skating Club and the
     # OF RINKS   SEATING      LOCKER ROOMS   PARKING         Pelham Youth Hockey League. It has hosted the South
                                                              Eastern Collegiate Hockey Conference Championship.
     1            17,000       No, but        10,000 within
                                                              Concessions are available.
                  spectators   dressing       5 blocks of
                               rooms are      the complex
                               available                        # OF RINKS   SEATING       LOCKER ROOMS   PARKING

                                                                2             3,500        Yes            1,250 within
                                                                              spectators                  5 blocks of
                                                                                                          the complex

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L AC R O S S E

 1996 FIELDS COMPLEX                                                    HOOVER SPORTS PARK EAST
 BLACKWATCH SPORTS                                                      ( P) 205.444.7777
 PERFORMANCE FACILITY                                                   2649 OLD ROCKY RIDGE ROAD
                                                                        BIRMINGHAM, AL 35216-4805
 ( P) 205.981.6629
                                                                        ( W ) HOOVERAL.ORG
 19220 HWY 280 EAST | CHELSEA, AL 35242
 ( W ) BLACKWATCHSPORTS.COM                                             This one-hundred-and-sixty acre park is owned and
                                                                        operated by the City of Hoover. It includes softball,
 1996 Fields Complex has more than 50 acres on site
                                                                        baseball, soccer and football fields, gazebo, and playground
 including 6 soccer fields behind the Blackwatch facility. The
                                                                        equipment. Concessions are available. Facility also
 fields have hosted the U.S. Women’s National Team, along
                                                                        includes a press box.
 with teams from Brazil, England and Australia as a practice
 facility while competing at Birmingham Legion Field
                                                                          # OF FIELDS     SEATING        LIGHTS         PARKING
       # OF FIELDS    SEATING        LIGHTS          PARKING              2               400             No            400
                                                                                          spectators
       6              Sidelines       Yes            Ample

                                                                        LEGION FIELD
 BIRMINGHAM-SOUTHERN COLLEGE                                            ( P) 205.254.2391
 PANTHER STADIUM                                                        400 GRAYMONT AVE WEST
                                                                        BIRMINGHAM, AL 35204-4008
 ( P) 205.226.4600                                                      ( W ) BIRMINGHAMAL.GOV
 900 ARKADELPHIA ROAD | BIRMINGHAM, AL 35254
 ( W ) BSCSPORTS.NET                                                    Legion Field is Birmingham’s home to concerts, UAB
                                                                        Blazers football, college football bowl games and other
 Located on the campus of Birmingham-Southern College.                  high-profile sporting events. It was also a host site for the
 A field house adjacent to the stands houses the press box,             1996 Olympic Soccer matches. Artificial turf.
 coaches’ offices, meeting rooms, athletic training room,
 officials dressing room and locker rooms, and a weight room.

                                                                          # OF FIELDS     SEATING        LIGHTS         PARKING
       # OF FIELDS    SEATING        LIGHTS          PARKING
                                                                          1               72,107          Yes           4,500 car
       1              1,600           Yes            Parking is
                                                     available on                         spectators                    capacity
                      spectators
                                                     campus & is
                                                     plentiful for
                                                     most events.

 HOOVER MET COMPLEX
 ( P) 205.739.7364
 100 BEN CHAPMAN DRIVE
 HOOVER, AL 35244
 ( W ) HOOVERMETCOMPLEX.COM

 The Hoover Met Complex outdoor fields features 5 NCAA
 regulated fields to be used for soccer, football, lacrosse or rugby.

       # OF FIELDS    SEATING        LIGHTS          PARKING

       5              14,000          Yes            Ample

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LIBERTY PARK SPORTS COMPLEX                                  SAMFORD UNIVERSITY TRACK
( P) 205.967.7009                                            AND SOCCER STADIUM
4700 SICARD HOLLOW ROAD
                                                             ( P) 205.726.2921
BIRMINGHAM, AL 35243
                                                             600 UNIVERSITY PARK PLACE
( W ) VESTAVIAHILLSPARKS.COM
                                                             BIRMINGHAM, AL 35229
Field dimensions: F1 and F5 100 yards; F2-F4 120 yards.      ( W ) SAMFORDSPORTS.COM

                                                             The stadium can be found across Lakeshore Drive from
   # OF FIELDS      SEATING       LIGHTS         PARKING     the Samford campus. The complex has a 300-square-foot
                                                             press box atop the grandstand. A 5,000-square-foot
   5 natural and      Sidelines    Yes           1,500 car
   4 artificial turfs                            capacity    support building houses concessions, ticket booth,
                                                             restrooms, storage and locker rooms. Concessions
                                                             available. Field dimensions: regulation.

RATHMELL SPORTS PARK                                           # OF FIELDS    SEATING        LIGHTS        PARKING
3576 EAST STREET                                               1               1,200          Yes          Ample
BIRMINGHAM, AL 35243                                                           spectators

  # OF FIELDS      SEATING        LIGHTS        PARKING
                                                             TRUSSVILLE SPORTS COMPLEX
  5                 Sidelines     Yes           No           ( P) 205.661.3777
                                                             RIVERBEND ROAD
                                                             TRUSSVILLE, AL 35173
                                                             ( W ) TRUSSVILLEPARKS.ORG
RIVERCHASE SPORTS PARK
( P) 205.446.7777
203 PARKWAY RIVER ROAD                                         # OF FIELDS    SEATING        LIGHTS        PARKING
HOOVER, AL 35244                                               4               1,500          Yes          No
( W ) HOOVERAL.ORG                                                             spectators

This 17-acre park is owned and operated by the City of
Hoover. It includes four lighted soccer fields, pavilion,
restrooms and parking.
                                                             VESTAVIA HILLS SPORTS COMPLEX
                                                             AT WALD PARK
  # OF FIELDS      SEATING        LIGHTS        PARKING
                                                             ( P) 205.978.0166
  4                 200           Yes           100 car
                                                             1973 MERRYVALE ROAD
                    spectators                  capacity
                                                             VESTAVIA HILLS, AL 35216-2740
                                                             ( W ) VESTAVIAHILLSPARKS.COM

                                                             Soccer/Football Complex has five fields available.
                                                             The playing fields are made of natural turf (Tifway 419).
                                                             Field dimensions: F1 and F5 100 yards, F2-F4 120 yards.
                                                             Concessions are available.

                                                               # OF FIELDS    SEATING        LIGHTS        PARKING

                                                               5               1,000          Yes          350 car
                                                                               spectators                  capacity

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L AC R O S S E

     WEST HOMEWOOD PARK
     ( P) 205.332.6702
     121 WEST OXMOOR ROAD
     HOMEWOOD, AL 35209
     ( W ) HOMEWOODPARKS.COM

     The facility has 9 fields used for baseball /softball and one large multi purpose
     field used primarily for soccer and lacrosse. Also located in the park are two picnic
     pavilions, a playground, eight tennis courts and a public swimming pool for summer
     use. Field Dimensions: F1 Olympic, F2 Youth.

       # OF FIELDS    SEATING        LIGHTS        PARKING

       2               250            Yes          Ample
                       spectators

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ALTAMONT                     OAK MOUNTAIN MIDDLE SCHOOL
4801 ALTAMONT ROAD SOUTH     5650 CAHABA VALLEY ROAD
BIRMINGHAM, AL 35213         BIRMINGHAM, AL 35242

CRESTWOOD PARK               OLD BERRY MIDDLE SCHOOL
5300 CRESTWOOD BOULEVARD     2700 COLUMBIANA ROAD
BIRMINGHAM, AL 35212         HOOVER, AL 35216

HAYES HIGH SCHOOL            SAMFORD UNIVERSITY
505 43RD STREET NORTH
BIRMINGHAM, AL 35222
                             INTRAMURAL FIELD
                             SOUTH LAKESHORE DRIVE
                             HOMEWOOD, AL 35209

HEARDMONT PARK
5452 CAHABA VALLEY ROAD
BIRMINGHAM, AL 35242
                             SPAIN PARK HIGH SCHOOL
                             4700 JAGUAR DRIVE
                             HOOVER, AL 35242

HOMEWOOD HIGH SCHOOL
1901 LAKESHORE DRIVE SOUTH
HOMEWOOD, AL 35209
                             VESTAVIA CHATEAU-BEHIND
                             CHATEAU VESTAVIA
                             2435 COLUMBIANA ROAD
                             VESTAVIA HILLS, AL 35216
HOOVER HIGH SCHOOL
1000 BUCCANEER DRIVE
HOOVER, AL 35244
                             VESTAVIA HILLS HIGH SCHOOL
                             2235 LIME ROCK ROAD
                             BIRMINGHAM, AL 35216
HOOVER SPORTS PARK CENTRAL
3468 CHAPEL LANE
HOOVER, AL 35226
                             WEYGAND FIELD
                             199 WEST OXMOOR ROAD
                             HOMEWOOD, AL 35209
JOHN CARROLL HIGH SCHOOL
300 LAKESHORE PARKWAY
BIRMINGHAM, AL 35209

MOUNTAIN BROOK HIGH SCHOOL
TURF / UPPER
3650 BETHUNE DRIVE
MOUNTAIN BROOK, AL 35223

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MO T OR S P ORT S

 BARBER MOTORSPORTS PARK                                      TALLADEGA SUPERSPEEDWAY
 ( P) 205.699.7275                                            ( P) 256.362.2261
 6040 BARBER MOTORSPORTS PARKWAY                              3366 SPEEDWAY BOULEVARD
 LEEDS, AL 35094                                              TALLADEGA, AL 35161
 ( W ) BARBERMOTORSPORTS.COM                                  ( W ) TALLADEGASUPERSPEEDWAY.COM

 Barber Motorsports Park is America’s premier road-racing     NASCAR’s most competitive track and the site of America’s
 circuit and one of the most beautiful motorsports parks in   fastest qualifying lap, Talladega Superspeedway is
 the world. Barber Motorsports Park hosts racing events all   considered by many to be the racing capital of the South.
 season long, including the nationally televised Honda Indy   Talladega Superspeedway hosts NASCAR Nationwide
 Grand Prix of Alabama, Superbike Championship, the Grand     Series in the spring, the NASCAR Camping World Truck
 American Rolex Sportscar Series, and other racing events     Series in the fall and the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in
 such as Historic Sportscar Racing, WERA Motorcycle           the spring and fall.
 Racing, the World Karting Association and the American
 Historic Racing Motorcycle Association.                        TRACK LENGTH       SEATING            PARKING

                                                                2.66 miles         143,000            800 acres of
      TRACK LENGTH       SEATING              PARKING                              permanent          free parking are
                                                                                   seats plus         available
      2.38 miles         Lawn seating,       Free parking                          infield
                         no grand stands

 BIRMINGHAM-JEFFERSON
 CONVENTION COMPLEX ARENA
 ( P) 205.458.8400
 2100 RICHARD ARRINGTON JR. BOULEVARD NORTH
 BIRMINGHAM, AL 35203
 ( W ) BJCC.ORG

 The BJCC has held several indoor motor events (tractor
 pulls, dirt races, etc.). Concessions are available.

      TRACK LENGTH       SEATING           PARKING

      N/A                17,000            10,000 within
                         spectators        5 blocks of the
                                           complex.

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SOCCER

     1996 FIELDS COMPLEX                                             BIRMINGHAM-SOUTHERN COLLEGE
     BLACKWATCH SPORTS                                               BSC SOCCER PARK
     PERFORMANCE FACILITY                                            ( P) 205.226.4600
     ( P) 205.981.6629                                               900 ARKADELPHIA ROAD
     19220 HWY 280 EAST                                              BIRMINGHAM, AL 35254
     CHELSEA, AL 35242                                               ( W ) BSCSPORTS.NET/FACILITIES/SOCCER_PARK
     ( W ) BLACKWATCHSPORTS.COM                                      Located on the campus of Birmingham-Southern College.
     1996 Fields Complex has more than 50 acres on site              Full-service press box. Concessions are available. Field
     including 6 soccer fields behind the Blackwatch facility. The   dimensions: NCAA Regulation.
     fields have hosted the U.S. Women’s National Team, along
     with teams from Brazil, England and Australia as a practice       # OF FIELDS      SEATS        LIGHTS       PARKING
     facility while competing at Birmingham Legion Field.              1                1,000         Yes      Available on campus
                                                                                        spectators             and plentiful for
       # OF FIELDS       SEATS         LIGHTS       PARKING                                                    most events

       6                 Sidelines     Yes           Ample
                                                                     HOMER HAYES SOCCER COMPLEX
                                                                     ( P) 205.780.0404 ( F ) 205.780.0496
     BIRMINGHAM-JEFFERSON                                            GLENCREST DRIVE
                                                                     FAIRFIELD, AL 35064
     CONVENTION COMPLEX ARENA
     ( P) 205.458.8400                                                 # OF FIELDS      SEATS        LIGHTS       PARKING
     2100 RICHARD ARRINGTON JR. BOULEVARD NORTH
                                                                       1                500           Yes         75 car
     BIRMINGHAM, AL 35203                                                               spectators                capacity
     ( W ) BJCC.ORG

     Turf must be supplied. Concessions are available. Field
     Dimensions: 200 x 85 yards.                                     HOMEWOOD SOCCER PARK
                                                                     ( P) 205.332.6709
       # OF FIELDS       SEATS         LIGHTS       PARKING          1800 SOUTH LAKESHORE DRIVE
       1                 17,000        Yes           10,000 within
                                                                     HOMEWOOD, AL 35209
                         spectators                  5 blocks of     ( W ) HOMEWOODPARKS.COM
                                                     the complex
                                                                     Homewood Soccer Park was designed for youth soccer
                                                                     in the Homewood community. The facility consists of 3
                                                                     fields and can be converted to more fields for younger age
                                                                     groups. Games, practices and tournament play occur at this
                                                                     facility. Playground, concessions and bathroom facilities
                                                                     are located on-site.

                                                                       # OF FIELDS      SEATS        LIGHTS       PARKING

                                                                       3                Sidelines     Yes         N/A

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SOCCER

 HOOVER HIGH SCHOOL                                              LEGION FIELD
 ( P) 205.985.8600                                               ( P) 205.254.2391 ( F ) 205.254.2515
 1000 BUCCANEER DRIVE                                            400 GRAYMONT AVENUE WEST
 HOOVER, AL 35244                                                BIRMINGHAM, AL 35204-4008
                                                                 ( W ) BIRMINGHAMAL.GOV
 Facility is located on the campus of Hoover High School.
 Concessions are available. Field Dimensions: High               Host site for the 1996 Olympic Soccer matches.
 School regulation.
                                                                   # OF FIELDS         SEATS        LIGHTS    PARKING

      # OF FIELDS     SEATS            LIGHTS    PARKING           1 Artificial turf   72,107       Yes       4,500 car
                                                                                       spectators             capacity
      1               300              Yes        1,250 car
                      spectators                  capacity

                                                                 LIBERTY PARK SPORTS COMPLEX
 HOOVER MET COMPLEX                                              ( P) 205.967.7009 ( F ) 205.978.0227
 ( P) 205.739.7364                                               4700 SICARD HOLLOW ROAD
 100 BEN CHAPMAN DRIVE                                           BIRMINGHAM, AL 35243
 HOOVER, AL 35244                                                ( W ) VESTAVIAHILLSPARKS.COM/FACILITIES/
 ( W ) HOOVERMETCOMPLEX.COM                                      SPORTS-COMPLEXES
 The Hoover Met Complex outdoor fields feature 5 NCAA            Field Dimensions: F1 and F5 100 yards, F2-F4 120 yards.
 regulated fields to be used for soccer, football, lacrosse or
 rugby.                                                            # OF FIELDS         SEATS        LIGHTS    PARKING

                                                                   5 Natural           Sidelines    Yes           1,500 car
      # OF FIELDS     SEATS            LIGHTS    PARKING           4 Artificial turf                              capacity

      5               14,000 at        Yes        Ample
                      Hoover Met
                      188 at Grass
                      Baseball Field
                                                                 MOUNTAIN BROOK HIGH SCHOOL
                                                                 ( P) 205.414.3814 ( F ) 205.414.3814
                                                                 3650 BETHUNE DRIVE
 HOOVER SPORTS PARK EAST                                         BIRMINGHAM, AL 35223
 ( P) 205.444.7777                                               Located on the campus of Mountain Brook High School.
 2649 OLD ROCKY RIDGE ROAD                                       Field Dimensions: 120 x 60 yards.
 BIRMINGHAM, AL 35216-4805
 ( W ) HOOVERAL.ORG                                                # OF FIELDS         SEATS        LIGHTS    PARKING
 This 160-acre park is owned and operated by the City of           1                   200          Yes       300 car
 Hoover. It includes softball, baseball, soccer and football                           spectators             capacity
 fields, gazebo and playground equipment. Concessions are
 available. Facility also includes a press box.

                                                                 RATHMELL SPORTS PARK
      # OF FIELDS     SEATS            LIGHTS    PARKING
                                                                 3576 EAST STREET
      2               400              No         400 car        BIRMINGHAM, AL 35243
                      spectators                  capacity

                                                                   # OF FIELDS         SEATS        LIGHTS    PARKING

                                                                   5                   N/A          Yes       N/A

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RIVERCHASE SPORTS PARK                                      SHADES VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL
( P) 205.446.7777
203 PARKWAY RIVER ROAD
                                                            FRANK NIX ATHLETIC COMPLEX
                                                            ( P) 205.379.5350 ( F ) 205.379.5395
HOOVER, AL 35244
                                                            6100 OLD LEEDS ROAD
( W ) HOOVERAL.ORG
                                                            BIRMINGHAM, AL 35210
This 17-acre park is owned and operated by the City of
                                                            The Frank Nix Athletic Complex is on the campus of
Hoover. It includes four lighted soccer fields, pavilion,
                                                            Shades Valley High School. Natural grass playing field.
restrooms and parking.
                                                            Concessions are available.

  # OF FIELDS        SEATS         LIGHTS        PARKING
                                                              # OF FIELDS       SEATS        LIGHTS       PARKING
  4                  200            Yes          100 car
                     spectators                  capacity     1                 1,000         Yes          350 car
                                                                                spectators                 capacity

SAMFORD UNIVERSITY TRACK                                    TRACE CROSSINGS ATHLETIC
AND SOCCER STADIUM                                          FIELDS
( P) 205.726.2921
                                                            ( P) 205.444.7777
600 UNIVERSITY PARK PLACE
                                                            5454 LEARNING LANE
BIRMINGHAM, AL 35229
                                                            HOOVER, AL 35244
( W ) SAMFORDSPORTS.COM
                                                            ( W ) HOOVERAL.ORG
The stadium can be found across Lakeshore Drive from the
                                                            This three-acre park is owned and operated by the City of
Samford campus. The complex has a 300-square-foot press
                                                            Hoover. Concessions are not available.
box atop the grandstand. A 5,000-square-foot support
building houses concessions, ticket booth, restrooms,
storage and locker rooms. Concessions available. Field        # OF FIELDS       SEATS        LIGHTS       PARKING
dimensions: regulation.                                       2                 200           No           100 car
                                                                                spectators                 capacity
  # OF FIELDS        SEATS         LIGHTS        PARKING

  1                  1,200         Yes           Ample
                     spectators

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TRUSSVILLE SPORTS COMPLEX
                               ( P) 205.661.3777
                               RIVERBEND ROAD
                               TRUSSVILLE, AL 35173

                                 # OF FIELDS       SEATS        LIGHTS       PARKING

                                 4                 1,500        Yes          Ample
                                                   spectators

                               VESTAVIA HILLS SPORTS
                               COMPLEX AT WALD PARK
                               ( P) 205.978.0166 ( F ) 205.978.0174
                               1973 MERRYVALE ROAD
                               VESTAVIA, AL 35216-2740
                               ( W ) VESTAVIAHILLSPARKS.COM/FACILITIES/
                               SPORTS-COMPLEXES

                               Soccer/Football Complex has five fields available. The
                               playing fields are made of natural turf (Tifway 419).
                               Field dimensions: F1 and F5 100 yards, F2-F4 120 yards.
                               Concessions are available.

                                 # OF FIELDS       SEATS        LIGHTS       PARKING

                                 5                 1,000        Yes          350 car
                                                   spectators                capacity

                               WEST HOMEWOOD PARK
                               ( P) 205.332.6702
                               121 WEST OXMOOR ROAD
                               HOMEWOOD, AL 35209

                               Field Dimensions: F1 Olympic, F2 Youth.

                                 # OF FIELDS       SEATS        LIGHTS       PARKING

                                 2                 250          Yes          Ample
                                                   spectators

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S W I M M I NG

BIRMINGHAM CROSSPLEX                                          BIRMINGHAM-SOUTHERN COLLEGE
( P) 205.279.8900
2331 BESSEMER ROAD
                                                              LARRY STRIPLIN PHYSICAL
BIRMINGHAM, AL 35208-3511                                     FITNESS & RECREATION CENTER
( W ) BIRMINGHAMCROSSPLEX.COM                                 ( P) 205.226.4935 ( F ) 205.226.3049
                                                              900 ARKADELPHIA ROAD
Designed by Counsilman-Hunsaker, the pool has ten
                                                              BIRMINGHAM, AL 35254
50-meter lanes, ten 25-meter lanes and twenty 25-yard
                                                              ( E ) SPORTS@BSC.EDU
lanes. There are two 1-meter and two 3-meter diving
boards. It also includes full-size locker rooms and showers   Located on the campus of Birmingham-Southern College.
for both men and women, plus a first aid room and a           No diving facilities. Pool is used primarily for recreation.
meet management/multi-purpose classroom. The pool
natatorium can hold up to 1,300 spectators in the stands        # OF LANES        LENGTH        SEATING        PARKING
and on the deck.
                                                                6 Lanes            25 Yards      100           Available on
                                                                                                 Bleacher      campus and
  # OF LANES       LENGTH        SEATING      PARKING                                            seating       plentiful for
                                                                                                               most events
  10                50 meters    1,300        1,500

                                                              HOMEWOOD POOLS
BIRMINGHAM PARKS                                              ( P) 205.332.6702
                                                              1632 OXMOOR ROAD
AND RECREATION                                                HOMEWOOD, AL 35209
( P) 205.254.2391 ( F ) 205.254.2515
400 GRAYMONT AVENUE WEST                                      Located adjacent to Homewood Park and Recreation
                                                              Center and in West Homewood Park. Locker room and
BIRMINGHAM, AL 35204
                                                              concessions available. Pools are used primarily for
( W ) BIRMINGHAMAL.GOV
                                                              recreational swimming lessons and novice swim teams.
Seventeen pools located throughout Birmingham are used
primarily for recreational swimming lessons and novice          # OF LANES        LENGTH        SEATING       PARKING
swim teams.
                                                                Varies             Varies        Varies        Varies

  # OF LANES       LENGTH        SEATING      PARKING

  Varies            Varies       Varies       Varies
                                                              HOOVER RECREATION CENTER
                                                              ( P) 205.444.7777 ( F ) 205.444.7758
                                                              600 MUNICIPAL DRIVE
                                                              HOOVER, AL 35216-5514
                                                              ( W ) HOOVERAL.ORG

                                                              The Hoover Recreation Center is a multiple-sport and
                                                              fitness facility located next to the city’s municipal complex
                                                              and public library. Facilities for the city’s swim teams
                                                              are on-site. Plenty of space for competitive events. No
                                                              diving facilities.

                                                                # OF LANES        LENGTH        SEATING        PARKING

                                                                8                  50 Yards      N/A           N/A

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S W I M M I NG

     LAKESHORE FOUNDATION                                         VESTAVIA HILLS SPORTS
     ( P) 205.868.2310                                            COMPLEX AT WALD PARK
     4000 RIDGEWAY DRIVE
                                                                  ( P) 205.978.0166 ( F ) 205.978.0174
     BIRMINGHAM, AL 35209
                                                                  1973 MERRYVALE ROAD
     ( W ) LAKESHORE.ORG
                                                                  VESTAVIA, AL 35216-2740
     The Lakeshore Foundation offers a wide range of fitness,     ( W ) VESTAVIAHILLSPARKS.COM/FACILITIES/
     recreation and athletic programs to children and adults.     SPORTS-COMPLEXES
     The Aquatics Center offers two swimming pools. The first
     is a 4-lane 25-meter pool maintained at 92 degrees to          # OF LANES    LENGTH     SEATING    PARKING
     accommodate for classes that focus on pain management
                                                                   10-12 Lanes    Olympic    Bleacher   400 car
     and range of motion. This pool also includes an innovative                              seating    capacity
     children’s play area to further enhance our children’s
     aquatics programs. The second is a 25-yard 8-lane pool
     maintained at a slightly cooler temperature is designed to
     meet more cardiovascular needs in water aerobics classes
     as well as lap swimming and competitive athletics.

       # OF LANES       LENGTH       SEATING       PARKING

       8 Lanes          25 Yards      300          300 car
       4 Lanes          25 Meters                  capacity

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TENNIS

BIRCHTREE TENNIS CENTER                                       GEORGE WARD PARK
( P) 205.978.9090                                             (GREENSPRINGS)
3583 BURNT LEAF LANE
                                                              ( P) 205.322.9958
HOOVER, AL 35226
                                                              331 16TH AVENUE SOUTH
( W ) HOOVERAL.ORG
                                                              BIRMINGHAM, AL 35205
This facility has six lighted tennis courts, a pavilion,
                                                              Public park located right off Greensprings Avenue.
restrooms, showers and a private pool. This facility is
                                                              Concessions are available.
owned and managed by the City of Hoover. Locker rooms
are available. Concessions are not available.
                                                               # OF COURTS SURFACES SEATING       LIGHTING PARKING

 # OF COURTS SURFACES SEATING      LIGHTING PARKING            6            Hard      Grassy       Yes     500 car
                                                                                      hillside for         capacity
 6            Hard      50         Yes       100 car                                  spectators
                        spectators           capacity

BIRMINGHAM-JEFFERSON                                          HIGHLAND PARK RACQUET CLUB
CONVENTION COMPLEX ARENA                                      ( P) 205.251.1965 ( F ) 205.251.1864
                                                              3300 HIGHLAND AVENUE SOUTH
( P) 205.458.8400
                                                              BIRMINGHAM, AL 35205
2100 RICHARD ARRINGTON JR. BOULEVARD NORTH
BIRMINGHAM, AL 35203                                          Located just a few minutes away from downtown
( W ) BJCC.ORG                                                Birmingham and shares a space with Highland Golf
                                                              Course. Locker rooms are available. Pay either daily or
Host of the 2009 Davis Cup and the 2010 Fed Cup. Video        annually. Pro shop and concessions are available. Open
scoreboard, video suite, three cameras and spotlights.        from 8:30 am to 10:00 pm. Walk-up play is encouraged.
Concessions are available.
                                                               # OF COURTS SURFACES SEATING       LIGHTING PARKING
 # OF COURTS SURFACES SEATING      LIGHTING PARKING
                                                               12           10 Clay    300        Yes      Adequate
 1            Hard      17,000      Yes      10,000 Within                  2 Hard     spectators          parking
                                             5 blocks of                                                   available
                                             the complex

BIRMINGHAM-SOUTHERN COLLEGE HOOVER HIGH SCHOOL
TENNIS COMPLEX              ( P) 205.985.8600
( P) 205.226.4600                                             1000 BUCCANEER DRIVE
900 ARKADELPHIA ROAD                                          HOOVER, AL 35244-4511
BIRMINGHAM, AL 35254                                          Located on the campus of Hoover High School.
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Located on the campus of Birmingham-Southern                   # OF COURTS SURFACES SEATING       LIGHTING PARKING
College. Full-service press box. Concessions are available.
                                                               6            Hard       300        Yes      1,250 car
                                                                                       spectators          capacity
 # OF COURTS SURFACES SEATING       LIGHTING PARKING

 12            Hard      350        Yes      Available on
                         spectators          campus and
                                             plentiful for
                                             most events

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