UPDATE: Regions Field ready for Barons home opener? - Alabamas13.com WVTM-TV Birmingham, AL

UPDATE: Regions Field ready for Barons home opener?

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There's one more day to go before the Birmingham Barons open their doors to thousands of fans at their new home in downtown Birmingham.

But is Regions Field quite ready for its debut?

Barons' Media Relations Director Nick Drobreff said,"There are a few more things for construction workers to finish, but the stadium will be ready for opening day and fans will still get their Barons baseball experience."

The baseball stadium has partnered with the City of Birmingham several businesses around the stadium to provide 3,000 parking spots to fans.

Near the stadium its had to miss the numerous road closures as construction workers hustle to complete last minute jobs, for instance 1st Avenue South, near the ballpark is being repaved. 

Fans have varying opinions on the progress.

"My family and I have had tickets since December, so were really looking forward to coming out, even if everything is not 100% ready," Charlie Crane said.

"I think it's really poor planning to be scrabbling at the very last minute, especially with the game being just tomorrow," Baron ticket holder, Nora Siddiqui said.

Dobreff would not specify what needs to be done or exactly what crews are working on. However, he said those types of questions in terms of a timeline need to be addressed by the main contractors of the stadium, Robins and Morton.

Robins & Morton released this statement this afternoon

"We are looking forward to the Birmingham Baron's home opener on April 10 at the newly constructed Regions Field. Robins & Morton and AG Gaston are proud of the collaboration and the determination of the many contractors and the hundreds of local workers who  played a part in building this new stadium for Birmingham.  The work of these teams overcame many challenges to meet an aggressive schedule and produced a true treasure for all of us here to enjoy."

However, Robins & Morton did not address when all the work at the stadium would be finished.

The 8,500-seat facility is sold out for the inaugural game against the Mississippi Braves.

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