Perfect Game to Hold National Showcase at Hoover Met Complex
28 May, 2020
Due to the COVID-19 situation shuttering professional sports facilities across the country, Perfect Game has chosen to move its annual National Showcase and Junior National Showcase events to the Hoover Met Complex. The 20th Edition of the National Showcase will be held June 17 to 21, utilizing our grass baseball field and the Hoover Met Stadium, while the Junior event will take place June 21 to 25.
The Perfect Game Junior National Showcase provides an amazing opportunity for some of the top high school sophomores and juniors in North America to display their talent. This invitation-only event allows the athlete, his family, college coaches, and professional scouts to gain perspective on where he stands amongst his peers.
The Perfect Game National Showcase is the most prestigious showcase event in amateur baseball. Since the inaugural event in 2001, nearly 2,500 previous participants have been selected in the MLB draft, with 404 playing in the majors. The timing of this event will provide professional scouts and college coaches their first focused opportunity to see the talent the 2021 class has to offer. Additionally, the National Showcase serves as the last and most important step in the Perfect Game All-American Classic selection process. The All-American Classic is televised on the MLB Network, and includes the top rising high school seniors from across the United States.
“Perfect Game is thrilled that we can again host this incredible collection of athletes,” says Jerry Ford, Founder and President of Perfect Game, “and we look forward to seeing their progress in the coming year as well as many thereafter. The City of Hoover will, no doubt, prove to be a fabulous host of an event of this magnitude as they have on countless occasions through the years. We also understand the importance of athlete, family, scout and staff health and safety and are committed to the highest of standards at this year’s event.”
Hoover Mayor Frank Brocato said “Even though it’s a challenging time for all of us, we are glad we can serve as the host site for these prestigious Perfect Game tournaments. The City of Hoover has a lot of experience hosting these premiere events, including the SEC Tournament for over 20 years. We will make sure both the Junior National Showcase and National Showcase get that type of attention they deserve so it will be a quality time for those that attend.”
PerfectGame and the Hoover Met Complex will hold this event under strict safety standards, following closely all CDC and Alabama guidelines. Please visit our COVID-19 Updates page for full details on our new protocols and our updated policies & procedures for visitors and athletes.
Perfct Game is the premier provider of amateur baseball events, hosting the highest quality of travel team tournaments and individual showcases throughout the country. Perfect Game was founded in 1995 with the mission of promoting the game of baseball now and in the future by hosting the highest quality amateur events while providing meaningful opportunities and information to players, MLB organizations, college coaches, and fans. Please visit www.perfectgame.org for additional information.
About the Hoover Metropolitan Complex: The Hoover Metropolitan Complex (HMC) is a world class, multi-sport and event complex located in Hoover, AL. The HMC includes the Hoover Met Stadium, the state-of-the-art Finley Center with Hoover Climbing & Adventure, an RV Park, outdoor baseball complex, multi-purpose fields, a tennis complex, and all-inclusive playground and splash pad. The Hoover Met Stadium has served as the home of the SEC Baseball Tournament since 1998. The Hoover Metropolitan Complex is owned by the City of Hoover, Alabama. HMC is a member of the SFM Network, the nation’s largest and fastest growing network of sports facilities, and is operated by the industry-leader in outsourced operations, Sports Facilities Management.
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Company: Hoover Metropolitan Complex