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Hank Aaron Stadium

Hank Aaron Stadium is located in Mobile, Alabama. From 1997 to 2019, it hosted the Mobile BayBears, a minor-league professional team in the Southern League. Over the past 23 years in Mobile, the BayBears were the Double-A affiliate of Major League Baseball's San Diego Padres (1997-2006), Arizona Diamondbacks (2007-2016) and most recently Los Angeles Angels (2017-2019).

The stadium opened in 1997 and has a capacity of 6,000. The ballpark was named after Major League Baseball's home run king (19742007) and Mobile native Hank Aaron. It also features a commemorative plaque outside the stadium to honor each Mobilian enshrined at the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York. Hank Aaron Stadium is unique in that the luxury suites are at field level. Thus, infield seating for the general public is elevated from the field by approximately 20 feet.

The BayBears played their final game on September 2, 2019, before a relocation to Madison, Alabama, in 2020.  Mobile Sports and Entertainment Group (MSEG) was tabbed as operator of the stadium on December 11, 2019.

In November 1995, Mobile's city council voted to allocate $4 million to a new ballpark in Mobile and name it Hank Aaron Stadium. The city committed to pay for half the cost of construction and match the contribution of new franchise owner Eric Margenau.  Architectural plans for the ballpark were unveiled in May 1996. The ballpark opened on April 17, 1997. Aaron's number 44 was retired by the BayBears and he threw out the first pitch with his parents, siblings, and extended family in attendance.[12]

In the stadium's final BayBears game, Mobile was defeated by the Tennessee Smokies, 54, before a crowd of 1,554 people.

Official Name: Hank Aaron Stadium
Hank Aaron Stadium, "The Hank", named after Mobile native and record-breaking Hall of Famer, Henry Aaron. opened its doors on April 17, 1997; bringing minor league baseball back to Mobile after a 27-year hiatus.

Address: 755 Bolling Brothers Blvd
"The Hank" not only pays homage to Aaron, but also other Mobile baseball greats. The field is on the corner of Satchel Paige Drive and Bolling Brothers Boulevard. Paige, born and raised in Mobile, was the first Negro Leagues player inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. The Bolling brothers, Milt and Frank, both had major league careers and have helped grow baseball in their hometown, Mobile.

Capacity: 6,000 reserved seats
The 23 luxury boxes are only 52 feet from home plate and feature an indoor air conditioned luxury room to watch the game as well as a private outdoor seating area. The intimate setting makes for amazing views of all the action all over the park.

Dimensions:
310 ft Right Field
387 ft Right Center
325 ft Left Field
396 ft Left Center
400 ft to Center

Front Office: Located at The Hank
The MSEG front office is located just to the right of the front gate and is open from 9am-5pm Monday through Friday (unless a special event).

 

Directions: To The Hank

Coming from I-65 north, take exit 1 and turn left on Government Blvd. Due to construction, pass the Satchel Page Drive intersection and take a right at McVay Drive next to the Race Track Gas Station. Bolling Brothers Blvd with be the first right.

Coming from I-65 south, take exit 1 and turn right on Government Blvd. Due to construction, pass the Satchel Page Drive intersection and take a right at McVay Drive next to the Race Track Gas Station. Bolling Brothers Blvd with be the first right.

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