Baseball is back in Birmingham! Check out what Regions Field has in store for summer

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Baseball’s back, Birmingham and we’re pumped. Photo via Birmingham Baron’s Facebook

You thought Birmingham baseball was canceled this year? Think again! Beginning this weekend, Regions Field opens up the stadium for their new summer series. Keep reading to find out what they have in store for fun-filled summer weekends.

I don’t know about you, but I sure do miss warm summer nights spent watching a ball game. Now that Major League Baseball has announced their plan to play for the 2020 season, summer’s starting to look somewhat “normal” again.

Starting Friday, June 26th, Regions Field is bringing baseball back to Birmingham with their 2020 Summer Series and that’s not all. Every weekend during the summer, the Barons will host special events. After collaborating with the Jefferson County Health Department, here’s a rundown of what’s in store.

Thursdays are for baseball + bingo

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Birmingham Barons Southern League All-Star Eloy Jimenez. Photo courtesy of Birmingham Barons

This year, Thursday nights are dedicated to the over 35 Birmingham Metro Baseball League. In addition to the Barons’ SwitchYard and bingo games, you’ll be able to catch a game starting July 9th. Here’s what the Thursday night schedule is looking like:

  • Thursday, July 9th at 6PM
  • Thursday, July 16th at 6PM
  • Thursday, July 23rd at 6PM

The Birmingham Metro Baseball League is ecstatic to be part of saving baseball in Birmingham this summer. Our teams consisting of ex-pros and past/current college players are poised to put on a great show!

Greg Dalessio, Coordinator, Birmingham Metro Baseball League

Fridays are for baseball + a post-game fireworks show you don’t want to miss

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

Starting June 26th, you’ll be able to catch those Friday night games we’ve missed oh-so-dearly. Every Friday until August, the under 35 Birmingham Metro Baseball League are on deck to take to the yard.

The best part? The games are free! Just make sure you pick up tickets the day prior to the game at Regions Field’s box office. Due to limited capacity in the stadium, it’s first come first served. Here’s the under 35 league game schedule:

  • Friday, June 26th @ 7:05PM
  • Thursday, July 2nd (with Post-Game Fireworks Show) @ 6PM
  • Friday, July 10th @ 7:05PM
  • Friday, July 17th @ 7:05PM
  • Friday, July 24th @ 7:05PM
  • Friday, July 31th @ 7:05PM
  • Friday, August 7th @ 7:05PM

Saturday Cinemas

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Take me out to the ball game. Photo via Birmingham Barons’ Facebook

Starting June 27th, the Barons are hosting Babe Ruff’s Saturday Cinema. Sit on the field or grab a seat and catch a movie on the stadium’s big screen.

They’re offering three pacakages for their movie nights. Whether you want a front row spot on the field with bottomless popcorn or just want to keep things lowkey in the general admission seats, there’s something for everyone. Here’s the lineup:

  • Aladdin – Saturday, June 27th @ 7:15PM
  • Toy Story 4 – Friday, July 3rd (with Post-Movie Fireworks Show) @ 7:15 PM
  • Harry Potter: The Sorcerer’s Stone – Saturday, July 11th @ 7:15PM
  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi – Saturday, July 18th @ 7:15PM
  • Field of Dreams – Saturday, August 1st @ 7:15PM

For more information on Regions Field‘s safety guidelines and to purchase tickets, check out their website.

Don’t want to make the drive downtown? Here are more outdoor movie options around town.

Birmingham, Leeds, Grand River Drive In
Photo via Grand River Drive-In’s Facebook. This location is currently under construction.

Free Friday Flicks at Veterans Park

This one is for you folks in Hoover. Mark your calendars because Free Friday Flicks is happening this year—with new social distancing protocols, of course. The 2020 movie lineup has yet to be announced but you can keep up with updates on Free Friday Flick’s Facebook. Upcoming dates: July 31, August 7, 14 & 21

Alabaster’s Movies in the Park

Head over to Veterans Park in Alabaster (not to be mistaken with Hoover’s Veterans Park) for their 2020 Friday Night Movies. All you need is a blanket, chair and, of course, some snacks. Guests are highly encouraged to practice social distancing and movies begin showing around 8PM. Here’s the lineup:

  • Aladdin – Friday, July 10
  • Playing with Fire – Friday, July 24

Sidewalk Film + Cinema at The Summit

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Drive-in sunsets just hit a little different. Photo via The Summit’s Facebook

Sidewalk Film and Cinema has mastered the drive-in movie craze. They’ve been showing movies to a sold-out parking lot at The Summit for several weeks now. There are currently no movies on the calendar, but give them a follow on Instagram to stay updated on their future screenings.

What are your weekend plans looking like this summer? Let us know what’s happening on social @BhamNow.

Chaise Sanders
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