Regions Field named one of the Best Minor League Ballparks in America by Stadium Talk

The new popular  national sports website  StadiumTalk.com (launched in September 2018) has named Regions Field, home of our Birmingham Barons, one of the Best Minor League Ballparks in America.

Regions Field is the newest minor league stadium on the “best of list,”  joined  by older iconic  ballparks such as Asheville, North Carolina’s McCormick Field, built in 1924 and  Woodmen Park in Davenport, Iowa, which was constructed in 1931.

Here is what Stadium Talk had to say about Regions Field:

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Photo via Scolins Sports Venues

“Less than six years old, Region Field is among the newest parks in the minors, but it was designed to reflect the town’s industrial past by incorporating brick and steel into its facade.

It also is among the most family-friendly parks in the minors, featuring a Youth Sports Zone housing a mini Wiffle ball field, a family fun park and batting cages.

The “Switchyard on 14th,” opened in 2017, offers food, beverage and outdoor game space. For adults, “The Barstream” includes 20 draft beers on tap and a full bar selection.”

Not Regions Field First Honor

Snyder family watching fireworks at Birmingham Barons Friday night game. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Being recognized  as a special ballpark is nothing new for Regions Field.  After its opening in 2013, Regions Field was honored by Ballparks.com as the “Ballpark of the Year.” 

As we all know, Regions Field and neighboring Railroad Park is also at the epicenter of the Parkside District which is experiencing an economic renaissance.

Let’s Play Ball! Season Begins April 10

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Photo of Spencer Adams taken on April 11, 2018: Birmingham Barons Opening Day vs Montgomery Biscuits. Photo courtesy of the Birmingham Barons.

Birmingham’s beloved Barons will begin the 2019 season on April 10 against Tennessee.  Along with the 70 game schedule, the Barons have released their season-long daily promotions:

They include:

Mondays – Get Movin’ Mondays (select Mondays)

Tuesdays – T-Shirt Tuesdays presented by Paycor; Dollar Hot Dog Night presented by Flowers Bakery and Kayem Foods

Wednesdays – AAA Wednesdays presented by AAA of Alabama; Wet Nose Wednesday’s (select Wednesdays)

Meet “Thea” with Cameron Elliott and Peyton Horn. Photo by Hannah Williams for Bham Now.

Thursdays – Thirsty Thursdays presented by Miller Lite, Woodbridge, and Buffalo Wild Wings (excluding July 4th)

Fridays – Friday Night Firework Shows presented by Coca-Cola, Cajun Boys, Comfort Care Hospice, and Alabama Power

Saturdays – Entertainer Series (select Saturdays) presented by Hilton Birmingham at UAB

Sundays – Family Sundays presented by Papa John’s and Jack’s Restaurants

Root for the Home Team

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Regions Field in Downtown Birmingham – photo by Hunter Drinkard for Bham Now

Join the Barons all season long at Regions Field – one of the BEST MINOR LEAGUE BALLPARKS in America. Visit Barons.com regularly and support our hometown team.

 

Author: Pat Byington

Longtime conservationist. Former Executive Director at the Alabama Environmental Council and Wild South. Publisher of the Bama Environmental News for more than 18 years. Career highlights include playing an active role in the creation of Alabama's Forever Wild program, Little River Canyon National Preserve, Dugger Mountain Wilderness, preservation of special places throughout the East through the Wilderness Society and the strengthening (making more stringent) the state of Alabama's cancer risk and mercury standards.