New Finley Center Opens to Summer Sports Campers
Summer sports campers will be some of the first individuals in our community to enjoy the new 155, 000 square foot Finley Center at the Hoover Met Complex. The first of its kind in Alabama, the indoor event center will host basketball, flag football, volleyball, soccer activities and more for campers starting June 19. The center houses 11 basketball courts, 17 volleyball courts, a walking track, performance center, meeting rooms, trade show booth space, banquet seating for 2400, and a food court. “The new Finley Center will offer a recreational space to the families and citizens of Hoover as well as visitors from across the U.S.,” explains Hoover Mayor Frank V. Bracato. The citizens of Hoover voted to name the event center in honor of the late Bob Finley, who was the longtime head coach at Hoover’s W. A. Berry High School until he died suddenly of a heart attack while doing maintenance on the school’s football field in 1994. “It was extremely fitting that our community chose to name this facility in honor of Coach Bob Finley,” said Mayor Brocato. Finley was known for teaching students as much about character and integrity as he did football and during his tenure at Berry High School, cultivated award-winning athletic programs few schools could match.
The Finley Center is a part of the Hoover Metropolitan Complex that includes the Hoover Met Stadium (11,000 capacity), RV Park (170 spaces) and coming first quarter 2019, the completion of the outdoor complex facilities. “The Hoover Met Complex will provide more event and meeting space for local, regional and national businesses looking to host events in the Hoover area,” said Monty Jones, Jr., General Manager at the Hoover Met Complex. To learn more and to register for the Hoover Met Complex summer sports camps, visit hoovermetcomplex.com.
- Laurie Stroud