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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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Oldest Ballpark in America

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 11, 2015
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Birmingham, Alabama
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Birmingham, Alabama
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267 reviews 267 reviews
124 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
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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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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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55 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
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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Alabaster, Alabama
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46 reviews 46 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

As the oldest surviving professional baseball park in America when you walk into the park it is like walking back in time 100 years. I went to see the Barons play there as a child. If you are a baseball fan in the Birmingham area in the last week of May the Rickwood Classic is a must see event. The... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I try to see one ball game each spring here. This is a ball park like they used to be before everything in the country went over the top commercial. This is an old park like they used to be. Make sure to check out the pictures around the stadium of people going in the 20's. Parking can be tight... More 

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Hoover
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

For the baseball aficionado, Rickwood Field is a must-see. Its not only the oldest baseball stadium in the world, but the museum areas have a nice collection of photos, programs, caps and uniforms, and other memorabilia that make for a nice 30-minutes - and best of all, you can go out on the field and walk/jog/run, and even have a... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

When I was a kid in the 1950's my Dad took me many times to Rickwood Field to see the Birmingham Barons in the old Southern League. Some of my favorite memories are here. Rickwood is still in great shape. It compares in age and style to Fenway Park in Boston and Wrigley Field in Chicago. If you are a... More 

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Birmingham, AL
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7 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

On your way, you feel like you must going the wrong way... just in the middle of some forgotten neighborhood, then boom there it is. We parked on a neighborhood street a ways away and walked. Thankfully our car was not tampered with. We went on the day the Barons played in the old timey uniforms etc…There was a live... More 

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Alabama
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Going to Rickwood Field is like stepping back in time and it is great for a visit. The park is the oldest operational ballpark in the united states and has a great baseball history. I loved the closeness to the field as we watched the yearly Rickwood Classic Ballgame. Great place to take a step back in time.

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