PRESS RELEASE – Interest has been incredibly high in the ballpark that opened in Birmingham, Alabama in April. Locals have been keenly interested in all aspects of the new park, so much so that the server that hosts BaseballParks.com crashed when so many Alabamans flocked to read the site’s in-depth ballpark review the day it was posted. Continue reading
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Eric and Wendy Pastore from DigitalBallparks.com recently visited Regions Field, the new home of the Double-A Birmingham Barons (Southern League). Read more and view photos here.
The Double-A Birmingham Barons (Southern League) recently hosted a delegation from Huntsville (AL) led by Mayor Tommy Battle to give them a tasty look at the new Regions Field. The mayor is exploring the possibility of a downtown replacement for outdated Joe Davis Stadium, home of the Double-A Huntsville Stars (Southern League). Read more here and here.
The Double-A Birmingham Barons (Southern League) will unveil their new Outfield Entertainment Area at Regions Field Tuesday night. Read more here. The team will then take a break from the confines of their fancy new ballpark to play in the 18th annual Rickwood Classic at Rickwood Field on Wednesday afternoon. Read more here.
Joe Mock from BaseballParks.com recently visited Regions Field, the new home for the Double-A Birmingham Barons (Southern League). Mr. Mock delivers an impressive 5,000-word ballpark review covering the facility’s development, design and construction, and the overall fan experience. Read more and view photos here. Read about Mock’s visit on AL.com.
The Double-A Birmingham Barons (Southern League) are in talks with the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) about hosting Blazers home game at the new Regions Field. Read more here.
A massive 100-feet-deep sinkhole developed at the site of the new $60 million stadium being built for the Double-A Birmingham Barons (Southern League), but “emergency” action taken to fix the problem and necessarily reroute a sewer line will keep ballpark construction on track for Opening Day in April. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – Leaders from the Birmingham Barons and Regions Bank have unveiled the logo for the city’s new, downtown baseball facility – Regions Field. The design, by local firm Luckie & Co., will be used throughout the new state-of-the-art facility and ties the tradition and history of baseball in the Birmingham to the modern facility Continue reading
The city of Hoover (AL) has decided to change the name of Regions Park back to Hoover Metropolitan Stadium, now that the Double-A Birmingham Barons (Southern League) are moving to new digs in downtown Birmingham (AL). Read more here. Meanwhile, James Young has left his role as director of stadium operations for the Barons to serve as a facility manager for the Hoover Met. Read more here. Thanks to Joe DeLeonard for the links.
A local investor group has a bought a building that will be renovated for a restaurant in the first confirmed development next to Regions Field, the new stadium under construction for the Double-A Birmingham Barons (Southern League). Read more here.
A Birmingham (AL) design review panel has given unanimous approval to the site and design plans for the new $64 million downtown ballpark for the Double-A Birmingham Barons (Southern League). Developers can now move forward with construction on the project, which is scheduled to be completed by April 2013. Read more here.
The renderings for the new 8,500-seat, $64 million ballpark in downtown Birmingham (AL) for the Double-A Birmingham Barons (Southern League) have been unveiled (see below). Approval was also given on Wednesday to begin demolition of structures on the final block and a half needed for the new stadium. Groundbreaking took place on February 2, with construction expected to take 12-14 Continue reading