Large-Scale ‘Blue Collar’ Entertainment Complex Coming To Foley


Plans are beginning to come together for a 500-acre entertainment development and city sports complex that could generate more than $100 million in annual sales and employ nearly 3,000 people in south Baldwin County.

According to, a blockbuster group that holds the rights to comedians Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy and has the backing of singer Tony Orlando will root itself in south Baldwin County by opening a complex that Mayor John Koniar describes as a mix of Branson, Mo., and Six Flags.

The development has been called Blue Collar Country and it would be home to performance venues such as an amphitheater, hotels, an RV resort, retail shops rides, restaurants and other amenities. The first phase of the project would bring an estimated $175 million of investment into Alabama, create 450 construction jobs and 1,400 permanent jobs locally, according to county records.

The city of Foley has additional plans to create a 100,000-square-foot indoor event center as well as outdoor sports fields to complement the Blue Collar group’s project.

According to city officials and county records, more than 500 acres have already been purchased on the city’s south side for roughly $12 million. The property is located at the northwest corner of the Foley Beach Express and Baldwin County Road 20

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