The Southeastern Conference Baseball Tournament returns to the Hoover Metropolitan Complex in the south-Birmingham city of Hoover, Ala., May 24-29.
The 2022 SEC Baseball Tournament will continue to feature 12 teams and will remain set to begin on Tuesday, May 24. Seeds 5-12 will meet in a single-elimination format on the opening day of the tournament, followed by traditional double-elimination play Wednesday-Friday. The tournament will return to single-elimination play on Saturday. A total of 17 games will be played throughout the tournament.
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The 12 teams are seeded 1-12 with the two divisional champions and top four seeds guaranteed opening-round byes, with the possibility of earning another later in the bracket. The tournament field will include the top teams from the SEC’s Eastern and Western Divisions plus 10 at-large bids seeded 3-12 based on conference winning percentage.
The Hoover Met formerly served as home of the Double-A Birmingham Barons (Chicago White Sox) of the Southern League. The stadium also has served as host of the NCAA Men’s Soccer Final Four, as well as home to the nationally renowned Hoover Buccaneer high school football program.
Located eight miles south of Birmingham, the Hoover Met seats 10,800 for baseball, but can accommodate over 16,000 when the patio, banquet and side grassy areas are used. The stadium also houses 12 suites and state-of-the-art dressing and training rooms.
Wireless internet access was added in 2004, concourse and signage renovation was done in 2005 and a second-level press box expansion, new stadium seating and an exterior facelift in 2007 completed a $6 million renovation project.
A new HD video scoreboard was added in 2008, while the SEC introduced the nation to a ‘pitch clock’ in 2010. A new sound systems and concourse amenities such as refurbished restrooms big-screen HDTVs at concessions stands were added in 2012.
The Finley Center, a 155,000-square-foot entertainment facility, opened in 2017 as part of the first phase of an $80 million Hoover Metropolitan Complex that also includes outdoor fields and event space.
2022 SEC Baseball Tournament Schedule
|Tuesday, May 24||9:30 a.m.||Game 1: No. 6 Georgia vs. No. 11 Alabama||SEC Network||Lineups||G1 Stats|
|TBD||Game 2: No. 7 Florida vs. No. 10 South Carolina||SEC Network||Lineups||G2 Stats|
|4:30 p.m.||Game 3: No. 8 Vanderbilt vs. No. 9 Ole Miss||SEC Network||Lineups||G3 Stats|
|TBD||Game 4: No. 5 Auburn vs. No. 12 Kentucky||SEC Network||Lineups|
|Wednesday, May 25||9:30 a.m.||Game 5: No. 3 Arkansas vs. Winner of Game 1||SEC Network||Lineups||G5 Stats|
|TBD||Game 6: No. 2 Texas A&M vs. Winner of Game 2||SEC Network||Lineups||G6 Stats|
|4:30 p.m.||Game 7: No. 1 Tennessee vs. Winner of Game 3||SEC Network||Lineups||G7 Stats|
|TBD||Game 8: No. 4 LSU vs. Winner of Game 4||SEC Network||Lineups||G8 Stats|
|Thursday, May 26||9:30 a.m.||Game 9: Loser of Game 5 vs. Loser of Game 6||SEC Network||Lineups||G9 Stats|
|TBD||Game 10: Loser of Game 7 vs. Loser of Game 8||SEC Network||Lineups||G10 Stats|
|4:30 p.m.||Game 11: Winner of Game 5 vs. Winner of Game 6||SEC Network||Lineups||G11 Stats|
|TBD||Game 12: Winner of Game 7 vs. Winner of Game 8||SEC Network||Lineups||G12 Stats|
|Friday, May 27||3 p.m.||Game 13: Winner of Game 9 vs. Loser of Game 11||SEC Network||Lineups||G13 Stats|
|TBD||Game 14: Winner of Game 10 vs. Loser of Game 12||SEC Network||Lineups||G14 Stats|
|Saturday, May 28||12 p.m.||Game 15: Winner of Game 11 vs. Winner of Game 13||SEC Network||Lineups||G15 Stats|
|TBD||Game 16: Winner of Game 12 vs. Winner of Game 14||SEC Network||Lineups||G16 Stats|
|Sunday, May 29||2 p.m.||Championship Game||ESPN2||Lineups||G17 Stats|