No surprise here: the Birmingham City Council voted today to put off a decision on a proposed downtown Birmingham Barons (Class AA; Southern League) ballpark and has scheduled a work session next week to discuss the plan.
Despite the request from Mayor William Bell to decide at today’s meeting, the majority of City Council members indicated they wanted more time to review all the documents, which includes land acquisitions, land swaps and a lease with the Barons. We’re not getting the sense that there’s a whole lot of opposition to the plan, necessarily; this seems to be more the case of the council wanting to take its time to make the right decision.
With the ballpark on the agenda for a work session next week, the soonest the Council could vote on the $40-million ballpark plan is in three weeks.
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