The Birmingham Barons (Class AA; Southern League) have announced upgrades to Regions Field that will be completed prior to the 2020 season, including new AirFlow Mesh seats for the newly named Dread River Lounge. In addition, the team is extending protective netting at the ballpark.
Beginning this year, Dread River Lounge guests will be able to enjoy new AirFlow Mesh balcony seating which will provide a comfortable outdoor seating experience during Barons games. The new breathable seats will allow air to constantly flow through the individual strands of the elastromeric mesh, which will reduce the seat surface up to 65 degrees. The cushioned seat pan and back distributes weight evenly, designed to eliminating pressure points and leave fans cool and comfortable. The material used in these new seats will allow them to dry instantly after a rainstorm.
The Barons will also extend protective netting at Regions Field prior to the 2020 season, running it further down both base lines. Fans sitting on the first base side will have the net extended from the edge of the dugout to section 119, as those sitting on the third base side will see the net extended into the lawn section underneath the Party Pad. Local Alabama company, Net Connection, will extend the ballpark net by using #18 knotted Dyneema netting.
“Regions Field continues to be a special ballpark that has not only contributed to the revitalization of downtown but also added to the quality of life for the entire metro area,” said Barons General Manager Jonathan Nelson. “2020 marks our 8th season at Regions Field and each year we along with the City of Birmingham aim to add new ballpark amenities that will positively enhance everyone’s experiences at Barons games. This year by replacing and adding new, state of the art balcony seating in the Dread River Lounge and by extending the foul ball netting we are confident these additions will positively impact our visitor’s experiences for many years to come.”
All upgrades for Regions Field will be completed prior to Opening Night on Thursday, April 9 as the Barons begin the season with a five-game homestand against the Rocket City Trash Pandas.
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