The Birmingham Barons and the City of Birmingham have announced gameday parking details for the 2013 season at Regions Field. In partnership with Children's of Alabama, the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Intelligent Parking Systems, approximately 3,000 individual parking spaces have been secured within a five-minute walk of Regions Field. The amount of secured spots per person will be higher than the team had at Regions Park in Hoover (capacity - 10,800), based on the smaller capacity of Regions Field (8,500).
Following an extensive study of the downtown area, the Barons reached an agreement with Children's Hospital for the use of three surface lots within a two-block radius of the new downtown Birmingham ballpark. An agreement with UAB has secured an additional surface lot and a parking deck within five minutes of the ballpark. The deck, located between 18th and 19th St. on 4th Avenue, along with all the surface lots will be open to the public on game days, based on availability. Barons fans will also have access to the Barber's parking lot on 1st Avenue North as well as the parking lots at Ted's Cafeteria and Masco Fabrics on 12th street. Street parking spaces and other public parking locations will be accessible within two blocks of the ballpark. The secured lots will bring the total number of available parking spaces to approximately 3,000 within a five-minute walk from the ballpark.
Intelligent Parking Systems will have 15 six-passenger carts running on a continuous loop between these lots and Regions Field during every home game, providing fans with efficient transportation before and after each game.
Birmingham Police Department officers will be stationed along all routes leading from Regions Field to the parking areas listed. Additionally, the streets surrounding Regions Field will be patrolled on game nights throughout the season.
"The City of Birmingham continues to work to provide the best overall baseball experience at the new Regions Field," said Mayor William Bell. "We look forward to the first pitch and a sell out crowd."
Fans will be able to check the Barons Facebook page, Twitter and barons.com for daily parking updates throughout the season.
This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.