Birmingham Barons http://apr.org en Minor League Team Opens New Birmingham Ballpark http://apr.org/post/minor-league-team-opens-new-birmingham-ballpark <P>Birmingham's minor league baseball team is returning to the city after an absence of two decades.</P> <P>The Birmingham Barons play their first game Wednesday night at the new, 8,500-seat Regions Field in downtown Birmingham.</P> <P>The team is moving back to the city after playing its home games at a city-owned stadium in metropolitan Hoover for 20 years.</P> <P>Birmingham Mayor William Bell will throw out the first pitch, and city promoters are hoping the $64 million stadium will add to a revitalization of the inner city.</P> <P>The game against the Mississippi Braves is a sellout.</P Wed, 10 Apr 2013 13:15:58 +0000 The Associated Press 28255 at http://apr.org Minor League Team Opens New Birmingham Ballpark