Coleman Coliseum, the home to Crimson Tide basketball, is located beyond the right field fence. Sewell-Thomas sits across Paul W. Bryant Drive (formerly 10th Street) from the Bryant Museum and Conference Center.
The stadium opened as Thomas Field on March 26, 1948, in honor of former Tide head coach Frank Thomas, with a capacity of 2,000. In 1978, a bill was introduced by undergraduate SGA Senator Mike Harrington to rename the stadium Sewell–Thomas Stadium, adding the name of former UA baseball standout and head coach Joe Sewell, who was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown in 1977.
Alabama has ranked in the top 10 nationally in attendance many times. In several years, the program has been in the nation's top 5 teams in average home attendance over the years, including second-place finishes in 2000, 2001 and 2002. In 2013, the Crimson Tide ranked 14th in among Division I baseball programs in attendance, averaging 3,262 per home game.