The new planned orientation of Birmingham’s future $64 million baseball park is meant to provide a view for all who visit the facility.
“We’ve insisted that the fan experience be a total experience of the area in which the ballfield will be located and to align the sight-lines for the best possible view for those times between the different innings,” Birmingham Mayor William Bell said in an interview Friday.
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The White House Business Council, in conjunction with the U.S. Small Business Administration, invite you to participate in an urban economic forum designed specifically to address the needs of urban entrepreneurs in the Birmingham area.
Date: March 5, 2012
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The Birmingham City Council approved a $210,000 incentive agreement on Tuesday to bring a minimum of 250 jobs to the area.
Under the agreement, Chicago-based Acretive Health Inc. will locate its new call center in the Birmingham-Jefferson Civic Center Medical Forum, which it will lease from the Birmingham-Jefferson Civic Center Authority
With the addition of Railroad Park, Birmingham seems to have picked up a spark that will create a great explosion of excitement in the city. Throw in the anticipation of downtown baseball, a growing loft district, the resurgence of Five Points South Entertainment District and the placement of key individuals in areas of urban development, construction and leadership and you have the key ingredients to revive life into a city that was looking for new life.
As the Westin Hotel and BJCC anchor what will soon be the downtown entertainment district opportunities will be abundant for those that have what it takes to step out and take their chance at business and the creation of opportunities for themselves and the city at large.
City leaders have made a commitment to create a new identify for Birmingham that is built around sports and entertainment. Montgomery, Huntsville and Mobile have already jumped out of the gate with city centers that are built around sports and entertainment so its about time Birmingham got going in this direction. We like it and think this is good for Birmingham and the business community.
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BIRMINGHAM, Alabama — Birmingham officials decided against a public bond issue to pay for the $64 million baseball park project because they feared Jefferson County’s bankruptcy filing would dampen investor appetite for the securities.
Instead, they turned to banks BBVA Compass and Citizens Trust for financing and found what they think is an affordable transaction.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Financing for a downtown Birmingham baseball park and museum is complete following $64 million in loans signed this evening, The Birmingham News has learned.
That transaction and today’s signing of land swap agreements with the University of Alabama at Birmingham signify a major move to bring the Birmingham Barons to downtown and create a sports-themed district near Railroad Park.
University of Alabama trustees this afternoon approved final documents for land swaps with the city of Birmingham, property needed by the city for a baseball park on Southside and UAB for further expansion.
WASHINGTON — Planners of Birmingham’s yearlong 50th anniversary remembrance of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church bombing are drumming up support for making it an international event that celebrates civil and human rights in cities around the world.
Birmingham Mayor William Bell wants to partner with at least six other American cities that had significant civil rights events in 1963, plus foreign cities with a history of human rights triumphs for an expansive cultural and educational celebration.
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama — Birmingham Mayor William Bell today proposed nearly $3 million in additional funding for the Birmingham-Jefferson County Transit Authority, eliminating the need for planned route cuts and employee layoffs set to occur in two weeks.
The mayor’s proposal would bring the city’s transit allocation to the original $10.8 million Bell recommended as the current budget was prepared but which was reduced by the City Council.
A Birmingham City Council committee Monday will consider proposals to build a four-star luxury hotel at the Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex and a baseball stadium near Railroad Park downtown.