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Council Approves Funding for Hoover Met Improvements

Birmingham Barons Logo WordmarkThe Hoover (AL) City Council on Monday voted to approve spending up to $600,000 on repairs, maintenance and new signs for Hoover Metropolitan Stadium , the former home of the Double-A Birmingham Barons (Southern League).  Read more here.

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Council to Consider Funding Hoover Met Improvements

Birmingham Barons Logo WordmarkThe Hoover (AL) City Council on Monday will consider a proposal to spend $600,000 on repairs, maintenance and new signs for Hoover Metropolitan Stadium , the former home of the Double-A Birmingham Barons (Southern League).  Read more here.

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Barons to Pony Up $300K to End Lease Early at Hoover Met

Birmingham Barons LogoThe Double-A Birmingham Barons (Southern League) have agreed to pay Hoover (AL) $300,000 to end their lease at Hoover Metropolitan Stadium (formerly Regions Park) three-years early, as the team prepares to relocate to a new ballpark in downtown Birmingham (AL).  Read more here.

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Hoover Met Again, Young Leaves Barons for New (Sort Of) Stadium Management Gig

Birmingham Barons LogoThe 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.

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Filling the Void at Regions Park

Now that the Double-A Birmingham Barons (Southern League) are headed to a fancy new ballpark in downtown Birmingham (AL), the city of nearby Hoover is moving forward to hire two individuals to manage events at Regions Park.  While the indy pro American Association has explored bringing a new team to the stadium, there doesn’t seem to be any urgency on the part of the city to replace the Barons. Continue reading

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American Association Interested in Hoover Ballpark

Miles Wolff, commissioner of the indy pro American Association, has reportedly been in contact with Hoover (AL) officials about placing a team at Regions Park, once the Double-A Birmingham Barons (Southern League) depart for their new digs in downtown Birmingham.  Hoover is about 10 miles south of the Magic City.  Read more here

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