Sewell-Thomas StadiumEdit profile
Sewell–Thomas Stadium is a baseball stadium in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. It is the home field of the University of Alabama Crimson Tide college baseball team. The stadium opened in 1948 and the current seating capacity is 6,571. The stadium is commonly referred to as "The Joe".History
The stadium opened as Thomas Field on March 26, 1948, in honor of former Tide head coach Frank Thomas, with a capacity of 2,000. In 1978, the stadium was renamed Sewell–Thomas Stadium, adding the name of former UA baseball standout and head coach Joe Sewell, who was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown in 1977.
Alabama has ranked in the top 10 nationally in attendance in 12 of the last 13 years. In several years, the program has been in the nation's top 5 teams in average home attendance over the years, including second-place finishes in 2000, 2001 and 2002. In 2010, the Crimson Tide ranked 9th in Division I college baseball in attendance, averaging 4,156 per home game.