Joe W. Davis StadiumEdit profile
Joe W. Davis Stadium (aka "The Joe") was built in 1985 in Huntsville, Alabama, United States to host the Southern League Huntsville Stars minor league baseball team. The stadium is a multi-purpose facility that seats 10,200 with 15 air-conditioned skyboxes. Ticket offices and general office are located on the second floor of the stadium. Closed circuit television above the main concourse allows for viewing of the game while grabbing a bite at the concession stands. The stadium is named for the long time mayor of Huntsville, Joe Davis. Davis was instrumental in gaining support for the stadium's construction and subsequent moving of the Nashville, Tennessee Double-A baseball franchise to Huntsville. Nicknamed "The Crown Jewel of the Southern League" upon its construction, the stadium is now the oldest venue in the league. In the mid-2000s, renovations began on the stadium, including the replacement of all the stadium's box seats. In 2004, Joe Davis Stadium's current scoreboard, a 36-by-48-foot scoreboard complete with LED numbering and a 12-by-18-foot videoboard, was installed. Renovations to other areas of the stadium are ongoing and will be completed before the season opener in 2011. In addition to baseball, Davis Stadium has been used for high school football, monster truck rallies, and concerts.