Birmingham's minor league baseball team is returning to the city after an absence of two decades.
The Birmingham Barons play their first game Wednesday night at the new, 8,500-seat Regions Field in downtown Birmingham.
The team is moving back to the city after playing its home games at a city-owned stadium in metropolitan Hoover for 20 years.
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.
The game against the Mississippi Braves is a sellout.