SEC Baseball:

SEC Tournament staying in Hoover

Published: Friday, June 3, 2016
Texas A&M's players celebrate their win over Florida after the Southeastern Conference NCAA college baseball championship game at the Hoover Met, Sunday, May 29, 2016, in Hoover, Ala. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
Texas A&M's players celebrate their win over Florida after the Southeastern Conference NCAA college baseball championship game at the Hoover Met, Sunday, May 29, 2016, in Hoover, Ala. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — The Southeastern Conference baseball tournament is staying at the Hoover Met at least through 2017.

SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey announced the decision on Friday to remain in the stadium that's hosted the tournament for 19 years. City officials and the league are still working on details to possibly extend the agreement beyond next season.

Memphis, Nashville, New Orleans and Jacksonville, Florida had also bid to host the six-day tournament.

The tournament drew a record 150,064 fans in May, breaking the SEC's 2013 attendance record of 134,496.

The city of Hoover is building a $76 million sports complex adjacent to the Hoover Met.

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