Seeking to allay concerns about parking near Regions Field, the Birmingham Barons (Class AA; Southern League) unveiled an agreement with Children’s Hospital for the use of three surface lots within a two-block radius of the new downtown ballpark.
Additionally, fans will have access to street parking spaces and other public parking locations within two blocks of the ballpark. The secured lots will bring the total number of available parking spaces to 2,500 within a five-minute walk from the ballpark.
“The Barons are excited to partner with Children’s Hospital on this venture that will provide convenient parking for all fans attending games at Regions Field,” said Barons owner Don Logan. “Children’s Hospital has been a pillar in the Birmingham community for over a century and we look forward to working with them for years to come.”
“Children’s of Alabama is excited to welcome The Birmingham Barons to the midtown district,” said Mike Warren, CEO of Children’s of Alabama. “We have been pleased with the positive development in the area spurred by Railroad Park, local small businesses, and long-term commitment from those of us providing medical care. This is another good thing for the further development of the area and we look forward to the continued partnership with our new neighbor.”
Other private lots may be added in the future, bringing the total number of spots to over 3,000 within a five-minute walk of Regions Field. In partnership with the City of Birmingham, the Barons will also be releasing a game day management and traffic plan in early 2013.
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