Ladd–Peebles Stadium is a stadium in Mobile, Alabama, United States.With our international travel planner, Mobile attractions like Ladd-Peebles Stadium can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
It opened in 1948 and has a seating capacity of 33,471. It is primarily used for American football, and is the home field for the Senior Bowl, the Dollar General Bowl, and the University of South Alabama Jaguars. In addition to football, the stadium is also used for concerts, boxing matches, high school graduations, trade shows, and festivals. Numerous entertainers have performed at Ladd–Peebles Stadium.
The stadium was constructed in 1948 with private funding from a local banker wishing to create a permanent honor to his mentor, Ernest F. Ladd, a local banking magnate who died in 1941, with the stadium initially carrying the name "Ernest F. Ladd Memorial Stadium". On May 4 and 5 of 1955, a tour headlining country and western stars Hank Snow, Faron Young, The Wilburn Brothers, Mother Maybel, The Carter Sisters ( including June, the future Mrs Johnny Cash), Jimmy Rogers Snow, The Davis Sisters, Onie Wheeler and a still unknown Elvis Presley played two nightly shows there. More than 40 years later, in 1997, it was partially renamed as "Ladd-Peebles Stadium", continuing to honor Ladd, but also honoring E.B. Peebles, a civic leader who was instrumental in the revitalization of the Senior Bowl.
RenovationsIn 1997, Ladd–Peebles Stadium underwent a $8.1 million renovation that resulted in a new press box featuring a 120-seat club level and luxury suites, new scoreboards, new PA and lighting systems, new locker rooms, new restrooms, an expansion of the concourse areas, and new concession stands, as well as the stadium offices.
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The people of Mobile welcomed our team (Appalachian State) and fans with open arms while we visited their beautiful city. We couldn't have been treated better. We look forward to coming back one day s... more »
It was clean, well attended and very easy to access where we needed to go. However the parking lot was SCARY! But I think that was more so the attendees of the game and not the facility itself.
Me and my friends have a blast watching the game, though it was crowded and the parking lot lot was full we were able to park at the corner. good thing is that they have a trash bin all over the place. good job
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