Regions Field has been named Ballpark of the Year for 2013.
The Birmingham Barons reports the honor comes from baseballparks.com, which makes the announcement every year, and honors the new baseball stadium with the best combination of superior design, attractive site selection and fan amenities.
Regions Field is the 16th ballpark to earn this award since 2000, joining previous winners including AT&T Park in San Francisco, PNC Park In Pittsburgh, PETCO Park in San Diego and Minor League ballparks including AutoZone Park in Memphis and Pensacola BayFront Stadium in Pensacola.
"The 2013 season and the opening of Regions Field has been an incredible moment for the Barons organization and the Birmingham community," the Logan family said in a statement. "To receive this national recognition is quite an honor. There are so many people and organizations that have contributed to the development, design and construction of this ballpark and this award along with the local support and reaction definitively proves that Regions Field is a one of a kind ballpark that offers something for everybody."
"We are so proud of the success of Regions Field," said Birmingham Mayor William Bell. "To see the diverse crowds, the excitement and the good old fashioned fun at the stadium has really generated a sense of community. We look forward to many years of success for this field."
Regions Field is the second straight Southern League ballpark to win this honor, with Pensacola Bayfront Stadium having earned the award in 2012.
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