(HUNTSVILLE) - Huntsville will host the Southern League All-Star Game in 2010, general manager Buck Rogers announced, Thursday.
Although Joe Davis Stadium will be 25 years old in 2010, improvements on the aging structure have been made since Rogers has been on the job. Recently, the stadium improved its sound system by adding a number of speakers in back of the seating bowl. Also extensive painting inside and outside the stadium has improved what so many say has been a gray and lifeless look to the ballpark.
Plans and preparations are already being made for the 2009 All-Star game at Regions Park in Birmingham.
This will be the first time the Southern League All-Star game has been held in Huntsville since 1986 -- the second year the Stars were in existence. At the time however, the league's All-Stars played Triple-A Nashville, which at the time was a farm club of the Detroit Tigers in the American Association. The last All-Star event Joe Davis hosted was the first Double-A All-Star Game in 1991.
This past week, the Southern League All-Star game was hosted at Five County Stadium in Zebulon, North Carolina before 5,667 fans.