Sewell-Thomas Stadium held its first game after a complete renovation and expansion on February 19, 2016. "The Joe" underwent extensive renovations and moved from one of the lowest rated baseball stadiums in the SEC to one that makes Alabama Baseball proud. The stadium now provides enhanced game day experience for players, fans, and VIPs with three levels (field, concourse, and luxury), a large canopy, new concession areas, a team store, skyboxes, clubs, a new press box, and an Alabama Baseball Hall of Fame. Additionally, a free-standing batting facility and a new family area complete with playground and outfield gathering areas providing better entertainment value and a baseball atmosphere for our fans and their families.
The $42 million renovation of Sewell-Thomas Stadium ensures that Alabama Baseball has the resources needed to have the opportunity to recruit the best players and compete for championships on the conference and national levels. Athletics Administration was aware that the renovations to the Stadium needed to be completed as soon as possible to give Alabama’s oldest sport the opportunity to be competitive, so construction began while funds were still being raised. To that end, the goal for funding the Sewell-Thomas renovation and expansion is not complete. Please call 205-348-9727 if you are interested in making a pledge or a one-time gift.