Hank Aaron Stadium looks different this holiday season

Mobile, Alabama (WKRGMore) — If you’ve driven Interstate 65 this year, you may have noticed the absence of the annual light show at Hank Aaron Stadium.

Heading to Hank Aaron Stadium and driving the light show to the music is a family tradition for many. But this year the parking lot of the stadium is pitch black.

The parking lot at Hank Aaron Stadium is usually bustling with cars and music, with families watching. christmas night in lights drive thru show.

“We usually take our grandchildren there to see it. I like to see it on my way to work myself so I was wondering what was going on with it That’s it.

Mobile Sports and Entertainment Group We took over the management of the property in 2019 and have been hosting light shows for four years now.

But instead of Shaw returning to Port City, they had to remove it from Mobile after the city announced earlier this year that its 26-year contract with the Hank Aaron Stadium property owner was no longer valid. did.

“We had to make decisions quickly about light shows, thriller Nights of Lights and Christmas Nights of Lights, but unfortunately we couldn’t get a spot on mobile fast enough, so we had to find the next best thing where we could find it. Ari Rosenbaum, President and Managing Partner of Mobile Sports and Entertainment Group, said:

The show is currently taking place at Dezerland in Orlando near Universal Studios.

“Of course it’s very disappointing. We’re home on mobile, so it’s very disappointing that we have to leave again this year,” said Rosenbaum.

The Mobile Sports and Entertainment Group is still based in Mobile, with offices and large warehouses for lighting maintenance, repairs and new set builds. But in order to stay in business, I had to go on tour.

“Hank has always been at the center of why we worked on this in the first place. And it’s disappointing to see Hank sitting empty with nothing happening. It’s been a tough transition and Everything happened very quickly. We really couldn’t plan for anything other than the light show business and it was our biggest event.

Many hope this show will light up Port City again.

“Not just kids, adults need it for their kids,” Matthews said.

Mobile Sports and Entertainment Group says it hopes to bring the show back to Mobile next year, but is still looking for a suitable location and space.

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