Former Notable Players:
Jose Canseco, Mark McGwire, Tim Hudson, Ryan Braun, Prince Fielder,
and Miguel Tejada.
This multi-purpose stadium nicknamed "The Joe" was built in
mid-eighties to host a displaced Southern League franchise. The
facility opened as "The Crown Jewel of the Southern League" almost never happened over a disagreement whether to allow sale of beer.
The asymmetrical layout of the field and grandstands is to accommodate the
gridiron for college and high school football games. The facility is named
for the long-time Huntsville mayor who led efforts to bring the team to town
and get the stadium constructed.