(GARDENDALE, Ala.) 12/8/2022 – The City of Gardendale has hired an Alabama native to lead
the newly revamped Bill Noble Park, opening in fall 2022. Bill Noble Park will feature nine
baseball fields, eight tennis courts, 11 pickleball courts, synthetic turf fields for football,
lacrosse, and soccer, a state-of-the-art playground area, and an indoor community center. After
a national search, the City of Gardendale, which oversees the $32M park project in partnership
with Sports Facilities Companies (SFC), has selected William Mayhall, Jr. as General Manager.
Will has already been an exceptional leader at SFC in the Alabama region. Working in the events
department at Hoover Met Complex in Hoover, AL since 2018, Will has worked in the youth and
professional sports industries for over 15 years; and has held several positions in account
development. As a sports coordinator for the YMCA associations throughout the Southeast, he
has established strong relationships with the local sports community.
“Will is the right candidate to lead this special project.,” says Mayor Hogeland from Gardendale.
“As a sports industry veteran, he will bring a wealth of experience to Bill Noble Park. In addition
to hosting regional events and attracting repeat customers every week, he has extensive
hospitality experience that will benefit the park,” the mayor added.
About his new role as general manager, Will adds, “I’m excited to continue my career with SFC
and honored to represent the City of Gardendale as the General Manager of Bill Noble Park.
There is a great sense of community in Gardendale, and I look forward to start recruiting
exciting sporting events to the area and partnering with the Gardendale community to bring
excellent programs, events, and entertainment to the community.”
John Sparks, the Account Executive leading the project at SFC, adds, “We are excited to have
Will Mayhall continue his growth with SFC by accepting the role as general manager of Bill
Contact: John Sparks
Company: Sports Facilities Companies
Noble Park. His experience in previous positions will establish the foundation for his success
moving forward and we’re proud to have him on the team.”
The park will host children from across Jefferson County with comprehensive programming and
entertainment throughout the week. On the weekends, the park will bring visitors and money
to the Gardendale area with tournaments and events. These sports tourism events will become
an economic development engine for the city.
To learn more about or to book an event at Bill Noble Park, contact John Sparks at
Bill Noble Park, located in Gardendale, AL, and managed by the Sports Facilities Companies, is
the southeast’s premium destination for sports and events. Just off I-65, travelers from all over
the south will find access to Bill Noble Park convenient from over seven states. Bill Noble Park,
opening in 2023, will feature nine softball/baseball fields, eight tennis courts, 11 pickleball
courts, one long field, a state-of-the-art inclusive playground, and more. The $32 million
complex will host sports events year-round and has the central location that makes the south
The Sports Facilities Companies (SFC) are the nation’s leading resources for managing and
developing sports, recreation, wellness, and events facilities. As a turn-key solution for
community leaders and developers alike, SFC services span the gamut of sports and recreation
needs from sports tourism & recreation master planning, program planning, and feasibility
through professional facility management services. Our 30+ managed venues and 1500+ team
members, represented by the SF Network, welcome more than 25 million guest visits and
produce over $250 million in economic impact each year. To learn more, please visit Sports
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