Because of its "out of the way" location, the price of the real estate was tremendously lower than anything in town. This relatively large ballpark was built by the Heery International Group for bargain basement price of just $8 million dollars. Consider that the 4 newer Southern League stadiums that have been built since this debuted, have come in at budgets from between $24 million and $64 million: $24 Million (Pensacola Bayfront); $28 million (Trustmark Park in Pearl/Jackson MS); $36 million (MGM
Park in Biloxi) and $64 million (Regent Stadium in Birmingham). You could have built 8 of these for the price of the new Birmingham Barons ballpark.