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Council supports Rickwood proposal, but not funding

The Birmingham City Council just voted on items pertaining to a potential restoration project for America’s oldest ballpark, Rickwood Field.

The ballpark is located on Birmingham’s West Side and will turn 100 years old next spring. The following was taken verbatim from the City’s Facebook group, as sent by Alicia Brown:

Mayor Langford has proposed the formation of the Baseball Museum that will honor both the Negro Baseball League and the Southern League. Some Council members expressed concern about the “change in scope” by including the white leagues, but Mayor Langford explained that Birmingham has matured and is ready to recognize all of its history. Council voted a resolution to support the museum, but did not approve funding, delaying the project.

Now you can find out if Cleveland really rocks…

Continental Airlines recently announced that they were starting nonstop service to Cleveland, OH from Birmingham, AL. Well, today’s the official ceremony recognizing the beginning of the service – even though service actually started yesterday. The flights will be operated by ExpressJet flying under the Continental Express flag.

There will be two chances to leave The Magic City daily to check out the Rock & Roll Music Hall of Fame, the Indians and (most importantly for basketball fans) LeBron James and whoever the other team is that’s playing the Cavaliers

… and we get a chance to win over some more converts.