What are the complex rules?
- – With the exception of service animals, FST does not allow pets or other animals on the premises. Visitors are encouraged to leave their pets at home.
- – In an effort to keep our participants healthy, no tobacco products are allowed on the premises including dip, cigarettes, and e-cigarettes.
- – In order to provide a safe environment for all our visitors, no fireworks of any kind are permitted.
- – On our 16 sports fields, teams are allowed to bring coolers, but other outside food and drink are not permitted. We encourage our visitors to check out any one of our on-site vendors to satisfy their cravings.
- – In the Foley Event Center, no food or red beverages including Gatorade or Powerade are allowed on the main floor. There are designated areas where visitors can eat, including mezzanines on both the east and west sides of the building.
- – To provide each participant with the best sportsmanship experience we as that no air horns, Vuvuzelas, or whistles of any kind are brought on the premises.
- – Our fields get busy during tournaments so no skateboards, roller blades, scooters, roller shoes, bicycles, unauthorized carts or vehicles are allowed in order to ensure the safety of all visitors.
- – Our fields need to be in tip-top shape for our tournaments. In order to ensure they are in the best possible condition, no unauthorized field usage is allowed. All usage must be approved in advance
- – FST offers a range of sponsorships for any budget. We cap these opportunities so we don’t overwhelm our visitors. There is no soliciting allowed anywhere at FST but contact us if you’re interested in becoming a sponsor.
- – We want to give all our participants the opportunity to #PlayFoley so it’s imperative that everyone park efficiently. Please do not save parking spots or use spots for tents, grilling, or loitering.
- – In order to maximize parking, all RV/Camper’s must park in designated spots. The facility does not offer sewage or electricity hookups and therefore cannot accommodate any overnight parking.
- – We want to keep our facilities in the best shape possible and we ask our visitors to help us in this mission. Therefore please only use our facilities as they were intended and do not climb on nets, signs, or bleachers. Safety is our number one priority.
Where do I park?
- – At the fields, there are 600 paved parking spots and 400 additional unpaved spots. Handicap parking is available near the field house. There is also a drop off zone for active loading and unloading only. Participants are encouraged to park close to others in order to accommodate as many vehicles as possible. A shuttle can be requested for people with disabilities.
- – At the Foley Event Center, there are 682 paved parking spaces, including 13 handicap accessible spaces. There is an area at the front of the building for active loading and unloading only. Parking is limited to paved spaces. Those parking outside of designated spaces on grass and landscaping will be towed at the owner’s expense.
Is there seating available?
- – At the fields, the only seating available is the bleacher seating at the Championship Stadium. Visitors are encouraged to bring their own chairs with them to set up and move to each field as games change. Tents are also allowed as long as they are properly secured to the ground in case of weather.
- – At the Event Center, bleachers and chair seating are set up at the discretion of the tournament director. However, those with special needs are allowed to bring in their own chairs as long as those chairs have plastic caps on the bottom to protect the floor.
Where is the tournament director?
- – At the fields, the tournament director is likely set up in the conference room in the field house. If you need to locate the tournament director ask any tournament or FST staff and they can direct you to the appropriate place.
- – At the Event Center, the tournament director can set up at numerous areas around the building. To locate them, head to the main entrance of the building to the circular information desk. Ask any tournament or FST staff member to help you locate the tournament director.
Where is the trainer located?
- – At the fields, the trainer’s office is located in the field house. Depending on the size of the event, they may also have tents placed throughout the complex. If it is an emergency inform the nearest tournament or FST staff person and they will radio a trainer to your location.
- – At the Event Center, the trainer room is located on the north side of the building toward the center of the main floor. Look for the large white banner with the word “Trainer” in red letters. If it is an emergency inform the nearest tournament or FST staff member.
- 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 FST 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.
Where are the baseball fields?
- Foley Sports Tourism doesn’t feature baseball or softball fields. Not to worry, our sister site, Foley Sports Complex does. Foley Sports Complex is located at 998 W Section Ave. The easiest way to get there is to head south on East Pride Blvd and take a right onto County Road 20. Take County Road 20 until it ends and take a right onto South Hickory Street. Continue on South Hickory over 98 until you reach West Section Avenue. Make a right and you’re there.
Where’s the concession stand?
- – Foley Sports Tourism fields are unique in that instead of a concession stand we have food vendors. These vendors bring all kinds of variety to an event. The food vendors are set up next to the field house. Depending on the size of the event there are hookups for food vendors throughout the center of the complex as well.
- – The Foley Event Center has three total concession vendor stands that can be utilized throughout the building. Two are located on either side of the lobby at the main entrance. One is located on the East Mezzanine at the rear of the facility.
What’s the best food at each vendor?
- All of our food vendors offer something delicious, it just depends on what you’re in the mood for. Don’t be afraid to inquire with them what the most popular dish is or what their favorites are. There’s plenty to try so you might have to make multiple trips!
Where’s the nearest place to get coffee?
- Many of our on-site food vendors sell coffee, including Wolf Bay Lodge. There are a number of off-site options for coffee including Starbucks in Tanger Outlets or Krispy Kreme donuts located in front of Lowe’s on Highway 59.
Who owns this complex?
- The City of Foley owns and manages both the 16 sports fields and the Event Center.
What kind of grass is on the fields at the complex?
- We have the Tifton 419 strain of Bermuda grass developed by the University of Georgia in Tifton, Georgia.
What is the Earth Networks Lightning Detection System?
- The Earth Networks Lightning Detection System helps FST ensure the fields are safe for play. One long 15- second horn blast will sound if lightning is detected and participants need to clear the fields. When the strobe light is flashing there is lightning in the area. When three short 5-second horn blasts sound it is the signal that it is all clear. This is only a warning. Tournament staff will monitor the situation and let participants know when it’s safe to resume play.
Where’s the best place to eat?
- Foley boasts over 80 restaurants from down-home comfort food to drive-thru delicacies. We have a dining guide included in our welcome bags. What are you in the mood for? Having trouble narrowing it down? Check out visitfoley.com/dine for a full listing
What’s fun here? What are the must do’s?
- Foley offers plenty of must-see attractions. Tanger Outlet mall offers shopping. The OWA entertainment complex offers an amusement park, dining, and shopping. Gulf Bowl offers bowling, laser tag, an arcade, and dining options. Lambert’s is a famous restaurant where they toss out dinner rolls to diners. Get to know more about Baldwin County at a range of museums like the Baldwin County Heritage Museum, Foley Art Center or the Foley Alabama Railroad Museum.
What’s in Tanger?
- Tanger Outlets has a range of stores from apparel to kitchen gadgets to luggage. Some of the most popular stores include Nike, Under Armor, Polo Ralph Lauren, and Coach. For a full listing check out their website at tangeroutlet.com/foley
What is OWA?
- OWA is an entertainment complex owned by the Poarch Band of Creek Indians. It features an amusement park, dining, and retail options all centered around a 14-acre lake. The property also includes an amphitheater and a Marriott TownePlace Suites. Future phases of the project include more hotels, a waterpark, and an RV park. The OWA property is located adjacent to the Foley Sports Tourism. OWA means big water in the Muscogee Creek language. It references the 14-acre lake in the center of the OWA property.
What does the toll bridge cost?
- A single trip for a 2-axle vehicle is $2.75. The beach express also offers a range of unlimited passes for those who are staying a number of days. For more details check out their website at beachexpress.com
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