Travel to the University of Alabama to visit the Paul “Bear” Bryant Museum in Tuscaloosa, AL. When you arrive back in Birmingham, you may visit Regions Field and the Negro Southern League Museum of baseball. Learn about football and baseball in one day!
Regions Field — Baseball in Birmingham traces its history to 1885 with the establishment of the original Barons. Regions Field is the home field for the Birmingham Barons of the Southern League. The crown jewel of Birmingham’s newly developed Parkside District, Regions Field features a variety of unique seating areas, creating an intimate atmosphere and offering unique views of the downtown skyline, UAB, Children’s Hospital, Vulcan and Red Mountain. It also combines the amenities and family-friendly comforts of today’s newer parks with the architectural nuances and intimacy of ballparks from yesteryear!
Paul W. “Bear” Bryant Museum — Journey to the beautiful campus of The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Alabama where you will enjoy a tour of the Paul W. “Bear” Bryant Museum. Its mission is to collect, preserve and exhibit items, and to disseminate information relating to the sports history of the University of Alabama. You may visit exhibits which include the Hall of Honor, The Tide Through Time, Coach Bryant’s Office, Crimson Tide Moments from the Broadcast Booth, and others. A docent will introduce you to the museum and be available for any questions.
Negro Southern League Museum — The final stop on your Sports Tour will be the The Negro Southern League Museum which tells the story of African-American baseball in America through the eyes of Birmingham, Alabama. The museum features the largest collection of original Negro League baseball artifacts in the country. It also features an on-site research center that is supported by a research team made up of seven of the top researchers in Negro League and Southern League baseball history. Whether you are a baseball enthusiast or a novice, the Negro Southern League Museum has something for you.