Foley Sports Tourism Complex General Rules
- • NO ANIMALS (except for service animals)
- • NO tobacco products allowed
- • NO fireworks of any kind
- • NO outside food or beverages
- • NO large coolers except team bench area
- • NO air horns, Vuvuzelas, or whistles of any kind.
- • NO SKATEBOARDS, ROLLER BLADES, SCOOTERS, ROLLER SHOES
- • NO un-authorized field usage – all usage must be approved in advance
- • NO soliciting is allowed anywhere at FSTC
- • NO unauthorized vehicles, scooters, cart or the like inside of FSTC
- • NO saving of parking spots or using parking spots for tents, grilling, or loitering
- • ALL RV/Camper’s should refer to the facility parking heading for references on where to park
- Foley Sports Tourism Complex Medical
FSTC does not provide onsite medical services. AED’s are located at each concession stand and the FSTC office/shop.
Specific events may have its own medical/sports trainer and will be generally located near the concession stand unless otherwise noted.
If an emergency requires a 911 call, place the call. Be sure to state the location of the injury to your best ability.
Once 911 has been called, inform an FSTC staff member immediately about the emergency situation, so the onsite emergency plan can be activated. This includes, but not limited to, our staff properly directing emergency services vehicles and personnel to the location of the incident.
Dr. Todd Edmiston The Orthopedic Group serves as Director of Medicine Foley Sports Tourism Complex. Encore Sports Medicine are official Trainers for the Foley Sports Tourism Complex.
Those in need of non-emergency medical attention during their stay in Foley are encouraged to visit South Baldwin Medical Center.
What to do when the weather horn sounds?
When the Thor Guard Lightning prediction system “SOUNDS THE WARNING HORN”, all sporting activities will stop. Participants and spectators should seek immediate shelter by returning to their cars.
Game officials and or coaches will not supersede this policy. All individuals choosing to ignore this policy will be responsible for their own actions.
Parents and any other individuals are encouraged to remind participants of this policy. Your action may save a life.
Instructions for a Foley Sports tourism Tournament Event:
A). When lightning is within a 3 mile radius of FSTC you will hear a loud 10 second horn blast indicating the need to clear the playing field. Once the horn sounds, signaling a lightning strike in range, the referee will ask that you (the coach) clear your team from the fields. Spectators are strongly encouraged to return to their vehicles as this is the safest place to be during a thunderstorm.
B). Once you receive this information or hear the sound of the horn we ask you gather your parents and players and instruct them to get into their vehicles and wait for the determination regarding the severity of the weather in the surrounding area. For a Tournament Event our staff will assess the playing surfaces and weather accordingly to make a decision on the status of the event. Please realize this is not an emergency situation! Thor Guard is an EARLY WARNING detection system that will detect lightning within a 3 mile radius of FSTC.
C). If the Thor Guard system continues to give its alert for 20 minutes or more, FSTC events will cease and the participants will be notified by staff members as well as posting to our Twitter and Facebook feeds that games have been cancelled for the remainder of the day/night. If the system gives us an all clear within 20 minutes of the initial horn blast, staff members will notify participants signaling play can resume. For Tournament Events our staff will constantly update our Twitter and Facebook feeds with information regarding the status of the event.
Parents, Coaches, Game Officials, Athletes and Spectators:
We are pleased to announce that FSTC is equipped with the Thor Guard Integrated Lightning Prediction and Warning system.
What does it do?
Thor Guard is a highly sophisticated sensor and computer that measures and analyzes the electrostatic field in the atmosphere. Lightning originated within this field allows Thor Guard to make calculations predicting its occurrence.
Who uses Thor Guard?
Thor Guard is being used by the United States Golf Association, LPGA, PGA tour, Nike Tour, ABC-TV sports and was used in the Atlanta Summer Olympics. It is also used by several recreational facilities throughout the USA.
How effective is Thor Guard?
Thor Guard predicts the probability of lightning hazard in an area up to 25 square miles. It provides a specific reading of the risk in your immediate area.
How do you know when it is working?
Thor Guard is equipped with an interactive horn warning system. The first horn gives those outdoors the opportunity to seek shelter. After the horn sounds a flashing yellow strobe light atop the FSTC maintenance building will blink continuously until 3 loud horn blast sounding an all clear and play can resume shortly after.
Foley Sports Tourism Complex Mission and Vision
The MISSION of The Foley Sports Tourism Complex is to attract amateur, youth, and professional sports tourism related events on a State, Regional and national scale, while encouraging the participants and their families to “Play, Stay, Shop and Dine ” in the City of Foley. The GOAL of The Foley Sports Tourism Complex is to enhance overall economic impact and development for the City of Foley and the South Baldwin County and elevating the quality of life of our area and grow stronger communities.
The Foley Sports Tourism Complex PROMOTES and ENCOURAGES the education of our local youth and adult residents, about the benefits of incorporating sports into their daily lives and increase the appreciation for Foley’s sports and recreation assets as a destination for families and sports teams across the country.
The Foley Sports Tourism Complex ACKNOWLEDGES the high standards of excellence our local community adheres to and VOWS to preserve and UPHOLD the strong set of values that have played a vital role in the leadership, success, and achievements of our youth, their families, and our city.