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Rickwood Field Park

1137 2nd Ave W, Birmingham, AL 35203
205 458 8161
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Ranked #7 of 43 attractions in Birmingham
Type: Sports Complexes, Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields
Description: America's oldest baseball park and former home of the Birmingham Barons is a place where visitors can relive the magic of baseball's glory years.
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Gulf Breeze, Florida, United States
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92 reviews 92 reviews
47 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

For baseball fans, this is a must on your list. It was built in 1910, and they still play games here! If you can catch the Rickwood classic that will make it even better! They dress in 20s era clothing! Sitting on the old, uncomfortable benches, having a pole block your view, smelling the popcorn, really is an experience!! But... More

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Calera, Alabama
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Attended the Rickwood Classic and enjoyed the feeling if the stadium. Sure there are posts that block the view of the field and you find yourself leaning to see the end of some plays. This is how it was in the old time stadiums. The field and stadium are in great shape and well maintained. Loved how after you walk... More

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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We took a trip to watch the MS Braves play the Birmingham Barron's @ the historic Rickwood Classic. It was just like a game from the 20's. Teams had throwback uniforms, the music, umpires attire. This was an awesome experience!

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Dunwoody, GA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

It looks like it did 80 years ago. It appears that they are trying to renovate it. Has old time ads on the outfield fence. There is a self guided tour and you can walk around the park on your own. Definitely worth a stop.

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Rainbow City, AL
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Went for business when invited by one of my husband's clients. Will go back for the fun! The park is right in the middle of city of Birmingham and such a suprise. Have worked here for 30 years and attended the games in Hoover, but had not been since it moved to Railroad park. Great job Birmingham. Easy parking close,... More

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Scottsboro, Alabama
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Rickwood is one of the oldest fields still played on. There is a lot of history on this field. Each time we play here it adds another great memory of baseball fun, family time, and friendships being made. For the last tow years we have been able to participate in the :Play at the Plate tournaments. Our team was a... More

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Birmingham, Alabama
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

If you love Baseball and you love History you need to see this place. One of the oldest baseball fields and the history of who played there is wonderful. It is in a rough part of Bham so be careful.

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Peoria, Illinois, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

Oldest professional baseball park in the nation, Rickwood Field in Birmingham is a must see if you are a baseball fan and near Birmingham. This well preserved baseball jewel has quite a history. We were lucky to have Leigh and his wife who are members of the Friends of Rickwood meet us while traveling through Birmingham, they put on quite... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

Worth a visit if your into old ballparks. It is mostly unstaffed and it's a self guided tour. I love this kind of stuff, on a sunny day you can just imagine the popcorn and cheers. On a side note the claim to oldest baseball Park in America is held by Centennial Field in Burlington, Vt. (1906). But as far... More

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Birmingham, Alabama
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58 reviews 58 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

You like history, you like active history, then you'll love Rickwood Field. Rickwood is the oldest baseball park in America. it is stll an active field with games there year round. It also is used in the movies. "Cobb" and most recently "42" were filmed there. You know how clean ball parks are today -- well you may get a... More

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