Joe Davis Stadium could be demolished in 2015; city eyes site for new indoor sports facility

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Joe Davis Stadium was once considered the gem of the Southern League. Soon, it could be reduced to rubble.

Our news partners Al.com/The Huntsville Times report the 30-year-old ballpark could be demolished in late 2015.

The Huntsville Stars, now the Biloxi Shuckers, will move to Biloxi in 2015. However, the new stadium is still under construction and may not be ready until August.

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The Huntsville Stars are now the Biloxi Shuckers.

 

The Shuckers are expected to begin their season at Joe Davis, but it’s not clear how many games they will play at the stadium on Leeman Ferry Road.

City Administrator John Hamilton tells Al.com that Joe Davis Stadium is the target location for an indoor athletic complex, which would serve as an anchor for the north end of the ongoing redevelopment at adjacent John Hunt Park.

Al.com reports the facility could hold basketball, volleyball, indoor soccer and other events.

There is no firm date for the construction, but Hamilton said “we would hope that we could be able to start shortly after (the Stars) leave and we tear down the stadium and clean up the site,” Al.com reported.

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