From the nation's most celebrated college football teams to high-speed NASCAR races,
Alabama is a sports lover's paradise. Here, you can see where some of the greats started and catch a few games yourself.
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Alabama's legendary athletic reputation centers around football, and it's easy to see why. We've
played some of the best football this country has ever seen, from Paul "Bear" Bryant's legendary
Crimson Tide teams to Auburn's Bo Jackson and his unforgettable Heisman Trophy run.
(capacity: 101,821) and Auburn's
(87,451) are among the largest football stadiums in the country and host exciting SEC football
action every fall. Down in
you’ll find college football's biggest all-star game, the Senior Bowl, an annual event that
draws more NFL scouts and coaches than any other event of its kind.
No other state in the South boasts as impressive a list of native baseball legends as Alabama.
Hank Aaron, Willie Mays, Satchel Paige – all are greats of the game. The tradition continues
at the state’s top-notch minor league teams in
is also home to the oldest baseball stadium in America, built in 1910. At
baseball's golden era is perfectly preserved – from the stadium right down to the uniforms.
Explore more of Alabama's historic ballparks and discover the sport's Alabama roots on a
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum
houses the world's largest motorcycle collection, as well as race cars and other racing artifacts.
Outside, the impressive 2.3-mile road course hosts some of the most challenging racing events in
the world, including the
Indy Grand Prix
and the AMA Triumph Superbike Championship.
While Alabama will forever be associated with football, there's plenty here for the "futbol"
fan as well. Birthplace to women's soccer legend Mia Hamm, Alabama has proudly hosted both
Olympic and professional soccer, including the 1996 Summer Olympics and Futbol Internacional
2007. The state boasts some of the region’s top soccer facilities, including the
Jack Allen Recreational Complex
Sports Blast Shelby County
Dothan'sWestgate Tennis Center
is the winner of three national facility awards and is one of the premier tennis facilities
in the southern United States. Several national, sectional, state and local tournaments are
hosted there throughout the year.
Mobile Tennis Center
is one of the largest public tennis facilities in the world and features more than 50 courts,
all lighted and hard-court. There's even a pro shop and professional instruction on site.