Sculptors sought for Alabama sports project

Mobile, Alabama Hall of Fame Courtyard

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Friday, July 23, 2021

The city of Mobile, Alabama and the Mobile Arts Council are calling for submissions of early concepts for a project that will commemorate Mobile’s local sports icons.

Earlier this year, Mobile Mayor Stimpson announced plans to establish a “Hall of Fame Courtyard” near the Mobile Convention Center and Cooper Riverside Park to honor the five Mobilians inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame as well as other sports legends from the Port City.

The initial concept will include life-sized bronze statues of Hall of Famers Henry “Hank” Aaron, Satchel Paige, Billy Williams, Ozzie Smith and Willie Lee McCovey. It would also include former Houston Oiler and National Football League Hall of Famer Robert Lorenzo Brazile Jr. Eventually, the courtyard will expand to include other members from Mobile’s Sports Hall of Fame.

Special consideration will be given to artists working and residing within the state of Alabama. A link to the RFQ application with more information about the project can be found here: