Barons: Construction won't be completed for 2 weeks

Barons: Construction won't be completed for 2 weeks

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One of the park's entrances is still closed during construction. Source: WBRC video One of the park's entrances is still closed during construction. Source: WBRC video
BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) -

The Barons will play ball Wednesday despite the news that all of the construction around Regions Field won't be completed for another two weeks.

Construction workers and inspectors worked until the very last moment getting ready for the first pitch. The Barons announced Tuesday that one of the three entrances to the stadium wouldn't be ready in time for the April 10 opener against the Mississippi Braves. The 3rd Ave. North entrance should be open by April 20.

Workers broke ground on this $64 million facility in February 2012. There are 8,500 seats and a larger food court area with more registers than the Hoover Met.

There will be a variety of food from Dreamland BBQ to Mexican and even healthy choices. A variety of beverages include locally brewed craft beer.

While there is a lot of work to do the Barons general manager says folks will have a good time.

"We are feeling good. This obviously is history for the city of Birmingham and our organization. Being able to open Regions Field with some great weather and a sold out crowd is going to be something. Folks will enjoy tonight," Jonathan Nelson said.

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