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Address: 1137 2nd Ave W, Birmingham, AL 35203
Phone Number: 205 458 8161
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Description: America's oldest baseball park and former home of the Birmingham Barons is...
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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Rickwood field Park

This park has been featured in movies. This park is nostalgic and has an old time flare. Come out and enjoy some of Birmingham's history. We enjoyed it.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Bessemer, Alabama
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Bessemer, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This park has been featured in movies. This park is nostalgic and has an old time flare. Come out and enjoy some of Birmingham's history. We enjoyed it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

As the other reviews and a quick wiki search will tell you, Rickwood Field is the oldest surviving professional baseball park in the U.S. As Australian tourists, we haven't seen a lot of baseball parks but this one was quite a historic sight! They still have the championship signs for both the Birmingham Barons and Black Barons outside, and the... More 

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trussville, alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

The wooden stadium reeks of Nostalgia . Babe Ruth, Hank AAron, Jackie Robinson, The old only Black teams in the 20 played here. Enjoy a game you wont be sorry.

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Remlap
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

This was an annual ballgame they have each year at the old ballfield. The Barons playa scheduled game against another league team. They dress in wool uniforms. They action them off later. This is a fun time to see an old ballfield game board. The seats are not bad and you sit anywhere with Gen. Admins Arrive early as parking... More 

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North Lewisburg, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

After attending the 2014 Rickwood Classic at Rickwood Field in Birmingham I came away in complete awe. I have visited over 240 ballparks in 48 states, six Canadian provinces, the Dominican Republic, and Korea but the Rickwood Classic was the single greatest baseball experience that I have ever encountered. the volunteers and staff at Rickwood know their baseball history and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

If you are old enough to remember when major league baseball was made up of 16 teams, when Diz and PeeWee broadcast the Saturday game of the week, and when baseball games were mostly played in the daytime, then you don't want to miss another annual playing of the Rickwood Classic, with the hometown Birmingham Barons wearing a particular past... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

It is wonderful that this iconic ballpark, the oldest in America, has survived so many years, being built in 1910. I didn't know until reading on Wikipedia that Rickwood was also used for Crimson Tide football games from 1912 to 1927 and in 1919 the Pittsburgh Pirates were here for spring training. The ballpark is in an old residential area... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

The history here says it all...One of the most beautiful and famous Parks around...From the Stars of the Negro Leagur to MLB Stars who played there....their voices echo thru the lace. Filming for the movie 42 was done there and it made us feel as if we were back in the old days. A must see when visiting Birmingham.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

On of the oldest ballparks in the country...was host to the negro league as well as the birmingham Barons.....the park si well maintained and you can almost hear the cheers from players and teams and smell the original hot dogs..is just a stop you need to make if in birmingham, just so you can say you have been there historical... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Rickwood field is the oldest baseball park in the nation. a trip here will bring back memories of how baseball used to be. The Birmingham Barrons play there on May 27.

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Address: Address: 1137 2nd Ave W, Birmingham, AL 35203
Phone Number: 205 458 8161
Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Birmingham

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