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Demolition planned for Birmingham ballpark site

Birmingham BaronsA demolition plan has been filed for the proposed site of a new Birmingham Barons (Class AA; Southern League) ballpark, with the Birmingham Design Review Committee slated to review on Wednesday.

The current plan for the Railroad Park site, according to the Birmingham News, is to leave the current B&A Warehouse nightclub complex intact but clearing out enough space for a new ballpark and a Negro Leagues museum. If eventually approved by the city, construction could begin after the beginning of the year, with a ballpark potentially opening for the 2013 season.

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