FAQ

common questions about The Venue at the Ballpark

What is The Venue at the Ballpark?

It’s a high-quality Birmingham apartment community designed with a mix of UAB students, medical professionals, city dwellers and baseball fans all in mind. The Venue features a variety of spacious, furnished apartments plus a full set of community features such as a luxurious clubhouse, swimming pool, fitness center and more. All right in the outfield at Regions Field, just minutes from the UAB campus, Children’s Hospital and UAB Hospital.

Is The Venue part of UAB?

The Venue is a privately owned and professionally managed community. Click here for more information about the management and ownership.

Can I live with friends, or can you match me with roommates?

You can select your roommate(s), or you can apply on your own and we can match you with other students. Applicants answer a short list of lifestyle questions to help in the matching process.

What are per-person contracts?

Instead of requiring all roommates to sign a joint lease, each person at The Venue has their own individual contract, with one person per bedroom. This means you are only responsible for paying for yourself — not your roommates. Even if a roommate moves out or other bedrooms in your apartment are empty, you only pay the rate for your bedroom.

What is included in the rate?

Each resident at The Venue pays a flat rate that includes:

  • High-speed Internet
  • Cable TV
  • Washer and dryer in each apartment
  • 24-hour on-site management
  • Community features – pool, fitness center, clubhouse, etc.

What size are the apartments?

The spacious accommodations at The Venue range from studio and 1-bedroom apartments to 4-bedroom apartments, with a private bathroom for each bedroom and available two-story loft floorplans.

Are the apartments furnished?

Residents can select an optional furniture package that includes a full-size bed, dresser, desk and chair in each bedroom, and a sofa, coffee table and entertainment stand in each living room. Plus, furnished residences also include counter stools. To see a sample of the furniture and other finishes, please visit our model residences.

When do the contracts start and end?

The standard term is August 21, 2019 to August 3, 2020, with payments made in 12 equal installments. Other alternate dates are available; please inquire with our staff.

Can I pay by credit card?

Yes. Residents can pay online 24 hours per day, by credit card or ACH electronic checking. The Venue also offers automatic payment by either credit card or checking account — just fill out one page, one time and payments will be made automatically. Convenience fees apply for credit card and debit card payments.

Will my financial aid cover charges at The Venue?

Your living costs at The Venue can be covered by financial aid, just like on-campus housing. Any available financial aid funds, after university charges are satisfied, are released to the student for non-institutional expenses, such as off-campus housing. These funds can be used to pay charges at The Venue. Normal payment deadlines will continue to apply.

Is Venue open to non-students?

The Venue at the Ballpark is an Equal Opportunity housing provider and welcomes applications from non-students. Family members are welcome as well, subject to occupancy limits. Because of the need to match student roommates, non-students must apply together with enough roommates to fill the desired residence.

What kind of safety and security are provided?

The Venue has a monitored fire sprinkler system, plus individually locking bedroom doors. Community courtesy patrols are provided at select times. Management staff are also on-site 24×7 and can be reached by a 24-hour phone number.

What are the policies on pets, smoking and guests?

Venue at the Ballpark is pet-friendly, subject to limits on animals and breeds. The community is smoke-free in all indoor areas. Guests are welcome at all times, subject to the consent of roommates and security considerations. Overnight guests are welcome, with limits on the number of days and guests.

Can I park my vehicle at The Venue?

The Venue offers optional parking in a gated underground parking garage at an additional cost. Street parking just outside The Venue is available for guests.

What other transportation options will I have?

The Venue is a short four-block walk to UAB, University Hospital and Children’s Hospital, one block from Railroad Park, and three blocks from MAX Transit bus stops.

Can I see a model apartment?

Yes. Please request an appointment for a personal tour, or just stop by to see us and we’ll be happy to show you the community.