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Hank Aaron Stadium, Mobile

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Hank Aaron Stadium is a baseball park in Mobile, Alabama. It hosts the Mobile BayBears, a minor-league professional team in the Southern League. The stadium opened in 1997 and has a capacity of 6,000. The ballpark was named after Major League Baseball's home run king (1974-2007) 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.
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. Mobile city council member Vivian Davis Figures had suggested that the new ballpark be named after Aaron. 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.
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  • I cannot express how much it was a gem to find this stadium of Christmas lights. It is absolutely amazing and our family loved it! They do a drive thru Christmas light show. Although our wait to get i...  more »
  • If you love baseball, check the schedule and spend some time watching the Mobile Bay Bears play some baseball. Fun, Friendly and entertaining for the whole family.  more »
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  • I went here for the Christmas lights! Me and my kids L-O-V-E-D IT! We went through 5x to see everything. I love how they had Christian displays, although I'm hesitant to say that knowing it will offend someone and they'll miss out on a great holiday tradition.
  • We've spent many great summers here watching the Baybears play. It's really sad to see them go. They were a big part of my children's childhood. Can't wait for the farewell season the start as bittersweet as it may be.

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