Regions Field would be the culmination of 4 years of planning & the building of a strong relationship between the Barons and the city of Birmingham. This was a necessity if Region Field was ever going to come to pass as a reality, as this would be a very expensive undertaking. The stadium would have to be located in some very prime real estate, and the ballpark itself would have to be something quite special something that could be looked upon with the same sort of reverence bestowed on Birmingham's other and most historic ballpark, Rickwood Field.