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Residential Development Near Barons Home Opens for Business

Birmingham Barons LogoThe Venue at the Ballpark, a residential development near Regions Field, home of the Birmingham Barons (Double-A, Southern League) and Railroad Park, is now open and boasts 236 apartment units.  The development abuts the stadium’s outfield wall and offers sweet views of the venue.  Read more here.  View photo gallery here.

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White Sox, Barons Extend PDC

Chicago White Sox LogoBirmingham Barons LogoBuilding off the success of three consecutive attendance record setting seasons, the Birmingham Barons (Double-A, Southern League) and the Chicago White Sox have jointly agreed to terms on a two-year extension of their Player Development Contract through 2020.  Read more here.

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Happy Birthday to America’s Oldest Ballpark!

Rickwood Field LogoRickwood Field in Birmingham (AL) turned 105 on Tuesday.  The historic stadium is home of the annual Rickwood Classic, which should be on every baseball fan’s bucket list, and the former home of the Birmingham Barons (Double-A, Southern League).  Read more here.  Learn more about the ballpark by going to Rickwood.com.

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Fans to Choose Jerseys for ‘Star Wars Night’

Birmingham Barons LogoThe Double-A Birmingham Barons (Southern League) are asking fans to vote on which Star Wars-themed jerseys the team should wear on “Star Wars Night” at Regions Field on Aug. 15, 2015.  Read more here.  Vote via Facebook here.

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Darryl Strawberry to Headline 2015 Rickwood Classic

Birmingham Barons LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Birmingham Barons and Friends of Rickwood are happy to welcome baseball fans back to historic Rickwood Field for the 20th Annual Rickwood Classic presented by State Farm Insurance in 2015. Set for Wednesday, May 27th, the classic celebrates the 20th anniversary of the first throwback game, played in 1996, and turns back the clock to the 1948 season. Continue reading

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Funding for Negro League Museum Approved, ‘Venue at the Ballpark’ Breaks Ground

Birmingham Barons LogoThe city of Birmingham (AL) has approved funding for the $5 million Negro League baseball museum that is set to open in April, and on Thursday, Inland American Communities and Corporate Realty made the multifamily development, Venue at the Ballpark, official with a ceremonial groundbreaking.  Read more and view renderings here.

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Contract Approved: ‘Bama to Play at Hoover Met

Alabama Crimson Tide LogoThe City of Hoover (AL) approved a contract with the University of Alabama Monday that will have the Crimson Tide play its home baseball schedule at Hoover Metropolitan Stadium next season.  The ballpark was the former home of the Double-A Birmingham Barons (Southern League).  Read more here.  Thanks to Joe DeLeonard for the link.

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