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Huntsville, Alabama - Home of Exciting Professional Baseball and Hockey Teams So you're considering moving to Huntsville, Alabama?Â You're not alone.Â Due to the decisions of the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission (BRAC), tens of thousands of people are expected to move to the Greater Huntsville Metropolitan Area in the coming few years.Â Many of these will be military families directly affected by BRAC, and others will be the employees of businesses that supply the military.Â No matter your reason for moving to Huntsville, there are a lot of reasons to love this city that's either a "small" big city or a "big" small town.Â But if you're a sports fan, there's even more to love!Â Huntsville is not only home to a booming economy, great schools and neigborhoods, but it's a city with a thriving professional sports scene. Huntsville has two professional sports franchises.Â For hockey fans, there's the Huntsville Havoc, which plays in the Southern Professional Hockey League.Â Â Â The Havoc plays a 52 game season, and their home games take place in one of the jewels of Huntsville, the Von Braun center, located in the downtown area.Â Huntsville, Alabama's other professional sports team is the Huntsville Stars.Â They're a Class AA farm team of the Milwaukee Brewers.Â They're a member team of the Southern League,and currently play 140 games a season.Â Home games take place right off of Huntsville's main highway, Memorial Parkway, in Joe W. Davis Stadium.Â Several Huntsville stars players have become big stars in the major leagues, including Jose Canseco and Mark McGwire. So have no fear, you sports fans who are considering a move to Huntsville, Alabama.Â Between the baseball and hockey seasons, you'll have professional sporting events to attend almost year 'round! Greg McDivitt is a writer for the website that's quickly becoming the first stop on the internet for all things Hunstville, Alabama, Rocket City Local. Anyone considering relocating to Huntsville can find out everything Huntsville has to offer, and looking up important phone numbers is a breeze. Visit today to find out why Rocket City Local is becoming the area's favorite guide to Huntsville, Alabama!
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