City of Hoover Events
Beer Fest
2019 SEC Baseball

SEC Baseball Tournament & Fan Fest

Tuesday, May 21 - Sunday, May 26, 2019

Hoover Met Complex

Tickets: please call 1.877.332.7804 or email

Don't miss some of the best baseball in the country at the 2019 SEC Baseball Tournament. The top-12 teams will battle it out in Hoover, Alabama on the road to Omaha.

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SEC Clear

Fans attending the 2019 SEC Baseball Tournament in Hoover are reminded that they will be asked to enter the event with clear bags and should be prepared to arrive early and to see a law enforcement presence in and around Hoover Metropolitan Stadium, the Conference office has announced. The tournament will be held May 21-26.

Enhanced security measures, including the clear bag policy, will also be in place at the SEC Baseball FanFest event in the Finley Center adjacent to the Hoover Met. The security measures are consistent with procedures exercised at other SEC championship events throughout the year.

The SEC strongly encourages fans not to bring any type of bags to the tournament, but bags must be clear or otherwise a small clutch bag to be allowed into the stadium and Finley Center. An express gate will be available for use by fans who do not have bags.

Gates open for the stadium one hour prior to the first game of each of the first five days of the tournament and 90 minutes prior to the championship game on Sunday to accommodate early arriving fans.

Bags must satisfy the guidelines below in order to be taken into SEC Baseball Tournament events:

  • Bags that are clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and do not exceed 12" x 6" x 12"

  • One-gallon clear plastic freezer bag (Ziploc bag or similar)

  • Small clutch bags, no larger than 4.5" x 6.5", with or without a handle or strap

  • An exception will be made for medically necessary items after proper inspection at a gate designated for this purpose

Prohibited items include, but are not limited to: purses larger than a small clutch bag, coolers, briefcases, backpacks, fanny packs, cinch bags, seat cushions, luggage of any kind, computer bags and camera bags or any bag larger than the permissible size (12" x 6" x 12").

Items that are typically carried in diaper or baby bags must be carried in a clear bag that meets the standards of the bag policy.

Fans may still bring items such as binoculars and cameras (with lens less than 4 inches in length), provided they are not in cases, as well as smart phones into each stadium.

Working personnel, including media, will continue to enter the stadium through designated gates where they will be subject to screening and bag inspections.

The SEC is encouraging fans to arrive early and leave any unnecessary items at home or in their cars. Fans who bring any bag into the stadium or Finley Center should anticipate being delayed for search.

SEC FanFest

Hours of Operation:

  • Tuesday, May 21 - Thursday, May 23: 9:30 am to 10 pm
  • Friday, May 24: 2 pm to 10 pm
  • Saturday, May 25: 11 am to 7 pm
  • Sunday, May 26: 11:30 am to 7th inning of Championship Game
One of the unique features of the SEC Baseball Tournament is the SEC Baseball FanFest that is housed in the Finley Center adjacent to Hoover Metropolitan Stadium.

The Finley Center opened in May 2017 and is located outside the first base side of the Hoover Met and during the SEC Baseball Tournament it is host to an SEC playground for fans of all ages. From inflatable games for kids and video simulators to a zip line, miniature golf course, and sports bar section with live entertainment, the indoor space is designed to be a haven for fans before, between, and after games.

The SEC FanFest is free to the public and fans with tickets to the tournament can come and go to the games as they please. 

The clear bag policy is in effect for the SEC FanFest. Click here for more details.
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