Conventions Sports & Leisure will commence with the $40,000 study of the potential surrounding a new downtown ballpark for the Birmingham Barons.
Conventions Sports & Leisure will commence with a $40,000 study of the potential surrounding a new downtown ballpark for the Birmingham Barons (Class AA; Southern League).
The team has played at Regions Park in Hoover since 1988; before that the team played at historic Rickwood Field. Their lease at Regions Park expires at the end of the season, though the lease calls for an optional five-year extension.
Funding for the plan was finalized last week after private sources stepped up with donations.
A location of sorts has already been identified: at First Avenue South and 14th Street South, near Railroad Park.
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