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Birmingham: Design of new ballpark still evolving

New Birmingham Ballpark

Though final demolition plans for a new Birmingham Barons (Class AA; Southern League) ballpark site are now set, the final design of Regions Field won’t be presented for approval until April.

This means the pretty renderings we’ve been showing from HKS are conceptual at this point. But that’s OK: readers of this site seem to love ballpark renderings, no matter how untied they are to the final design.

New Birmingham Ballpark

In any case, Corporate Realty — the Birmingham entity handling the logistics of site prep — says a final demolition plan has been approved, and design of the ballpark will proceed.

The $64-million ballpark and Negro Leagues museum will be located near downtown Birmingham at Railroad Park. Naming rights to the facility are carrying over from the Barons’ current home, Regions Park in suburban Hoover.

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