BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - The Birmingham Barons announced today its latest addition to Regions Field, The SwitchYard on 14th, which plans to open in spring 2017. Located under the iconic Birmingham sign off 14th Street South, The SwitchYard on 14th will be a family-friendly food, beverage, and outdoor game venue.
"The range of development around Regions Field and the entire city center have been both impressive and unexpected over the past several years," said Birmingham Barons owner Jeff Logan. "We have been exploring ways to continue our investment in and around the ballpark for some time now, and we are thrilled that we found the perfect fit -- The SwitchYard on 14th."
Regions Field partnered with Macknally Land Design and Appleseed Workshop to design and build the space, which will feature two airstream trailers - a Foodstream and a Barstream. The airstream trailers will be built by Silverliner, a new company in Birmingham that refurbishes vintage airstreams.
The Foodstream will offer a gastro pub-type menu that includes various options for both adults and kids. The Barstream, will offer a wide array of drink options highlighted by 20 draft beers on tap along with a full bar. Draft beer options will feature a selection of Birmingham craft beer along with other options that will rotate on a timely basis.
A regulation size bocce ball court, ping pong tables, and other outdoor games will be a unique feature of The SwitchYard on 14th. This new venture will include uniquely designed shades and furniture to provide a true outdoor space for private parties, fundraising groups, and corporate events. The full operating hours of The SwitchYard on 14th are still to be determined.
The SwitchYard on 14th name is consistent with many railroad-themed areas in the Parkside District and is one of many additions to the area since Railroad Park opened in September 2010.
Birmingham opens the 2017 season on Thursday, April 6th on the road against the Jackson Generals, Double-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Barons open the home portion of their 2017 season at Regions Field on Wednesday, April 12th against the Montgomery Biscuits, Double-A affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays, with first pitch set for 7:05 p.m. For ticket information, game schedule, promotions calendar or for additional information about Regions Field, call (205) 988-3200 or visit www.barons.com, www.facebook.com/birminghambarons or on Twitter: @bhambarons.