Sketch courtesy of Goodwyn Mills & Cawood.
Aerial view of the planned sports complex.
Hoover Mayor Gary Ivey on Monday is scheduled to speak to the Friends of Hoover group about the $70 million Sportsplex planned to be built next to Hoover Metropolitan Stadium.
The meeting is set for 11 a.m. in the meeting room at The Egg and I restaurant at 4741 Chace Circle. Typically, guests order food and the speaker talks after everyone eats. The meeting is open to the public.
The Hoover City Council on Dec. 21 voted 6-1 to build a sports complex next to the Hoover Met that is supposed to include six soccer/lacrosse/football fields, eight baseball/softball fields, 15 tennis courts, a 2-mile walking track, playground, splash pad and a 141,000-square-foot indoor facility that can be used for sports, trade shows, meetings, banquets and graduation ceremonies.
The indoor facility will be able to accommodate a full-size football or soccer field, nine regulation-size basketball courts, 12 regulation-size volleyball courts or six indoor tennis courts.