Regions Field in downtown Birmingham has only been open for a few years, but it has already gotten plenty of praise and success! And now the website Baseball America just ranked Regions Field as one of the top minor league ballparks in America, and the best ballpark in the Southern League.
The ballpark is the home for the Birmingham Barons, and was opened in 2013 for a cost of $64 million. Here is what the website said about the ballpark.
The Southern League’s newest ballpark is also its best. Birmingham incorporated local flavor—from architectural designs patterned after famous former home Rickwood Field and the steel mill industrial warehouse look along the concourse, to dining options like Dreamlands BBQ. Views of downtown and the landmark Vulcan Statue extend beyond the outfield, picnic areas and berm seating are plentiful, and kids play areas, a Wiffle ball field and a batting cage help keep drawing families back.
Baseball America determined the rankings with a survey of more than 100 people, including minor league general managers, radio announcers and others associated with the sport. Congrats Birmingham! See all the rankings from Baseball America at: http://www.baseballamerica.com/majors/best-ballparks-minors/