What's So Special About Mobile?Mobile, Alabama, is a truly unique city located in historic Mobile County in southwest Alabama. Upon visiting, travelers will quickly learn how “awesome” the whole area really is. In its existence, the historic Port City has flown the flags of six different countries at various times. These global influences can be found in the architecture around both the city and county - in historical landmarks and museums, local food and music, and age-old cultures and traditions. Mobile is the birthplace of Mardi Gras in the New World and is also home to numerous historic districts, beautiful waterways, fresh seafood, and more. A unique feature, you ask? As one example, Mobile is one of the few places in the world where you can catch a large-mouth bass in the morning and a tarpon in the afternoon (or vice versa). Now that’s cool!
A Rich Sports Tradition
Mobile is also famous for a rich sports tradition and has become a favorite destination for today's sports traveler. For instance, the Mobile area is proud to be called home to five Major League Baseball Hall-of-Famers and four College Football Hall-of Famers. With its semi-tropical climate virtually year-round, Mobile can host about any type of outdoor sporting event at any time (which do not involve snow or ice of course). On an annual basis, Mobile hosts the nationally-renown Senior Bowl, the NCAA post-season GoDaddy Bowl, the ARCA Mobile 200 auto race, the prestigious Azalea Trail Run 10K, the Mobile Challenge of Champions high school track & field meet, the Airbus LPGA Classic, and the Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo, to name a few. Mobile also hosts tennis, softball, baseball, basketball, and bass-fishing tournaments as well as rugby, soccer, volleyball, and golf tournaments, gymnastics meets, and many more running events. So as one can see, Mobile can and does host of diverse number of sporting events, both big and small. And the Southern hospitality is unmatched.
A Variety of VenuesAs a few examples of Mobile’s sports venues, there is the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail, the Alabama Bass Trail, the Copeland-Cox Tennis Center – the world’s largest municipal tennis complex, and Hank Aaron Stadium – the home of the AA Mobile BayBears named after hometown hero Henry Aaron, plus many more venues. Combine all of this with a walkable downtown with attractions, theaters, shops, restaurants, art galleries and accommodations, and visitors can see why Mobile is kind of a big deal. And it’s not really hard to find, either! Mobile is easily accessible from three major airports and Interstates 10 and 65 (and the Gulf of Mexico, if one has their own boat).
Please contact the Mobile Sports Authority today to inquire about how easy it is to hold a sporting event in Mobile. As our motto says, “Go All Out. We Do."