BIRMINGHAM, AL - With the 2017 season approaching, the Birmingham Barons have announced start times for all home games during the upcoming campaign. The Barons will begin the home slate of games with Opening Night on Wednesday, April 12th against the Montgomery Biscuits, Double-A affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays. The team will look to continue their momentum since moving to Regions Field which has claimed numerous awards including the top Double-A ballpark by Baseball America. In four seasons, the Barons have led the Southern League in attendance each year and have welcomed over one and a half million fans to the downtown Birmingham facility.
As in years past, the majority of games will begin at 7:05 p.m. with the exception being weekend and select weekday games. The Barons will continue to play their Saturday night games at 6:30 p.m. The majority of Sunday home games will begin at 3:00 p.m. except for 6:00 p.m. starts on July 9th and July 30th plus a special 4:00 p.m. start on Easter Sunday, April 16th.
Returning for the 2017 season will be the popular "Business Person Special" for two Monday home games during the first half of the season on April 24th and June 12th with first pitch scheduled for 11:30 a.m. On April 26th fans will also have the opportunity to catch an afternoon baseball matinee during their lunch hour with an 11:00a.m. start time.
The Barons will return to Rickwood Field in 2017 for the 22nd Annual Rickwood Classic presented by Levy's Fine Jewelry on Wednesday, May 31st, with first pitch set for 12:30 p.m. The Barons will host the Chattanooga Lookouts, Double-A affiliate of the Minnesota Twins.
The Barons will celebrate Independence Day in Birmingham on Monday, July 3rd when they take on the Biloxi Shuckers, Double-A affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers, at 6:30 p.m. Following the conclusion of the game, fans will have the opportunity to enjoy a special patriotic themed fireworks show.
The Barons will wrap up the home portion of their 2017 season at Regions Field on Wednesday, August 30th at 7:05 p.m. against the Tennessee Smokies, Double-A affiliate of the Chicago Cubs.
A printable version of the full schedule for the 2017 Barons season can be found under the "Schedule" menu header online at www.barons.com. All game times are Central Standard Time. A full promotional calendar with featured giveaways, entertainers and theme nights will be released at a later date. All game times and promotions are subject to change.
For information about the Barons and the 2017 season at Regions Field, please call (205) 988-3200 or visit www.barons.com, www.facebook.com/birminghambarons or Twitter: @bhambarons.