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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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What a great place to relive the beginnings of so many baseball players

Looking at the list of famous Major League Baseball as well as historic players who played at this field brought back memories of seeing many of them in the ballgames of my youth... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
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Birmingham, AL, United States
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Birmingham, AL, United States
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Looking at the list of famous Major League Baseball as well as historic players who played at this field brought back memories of seeing many of them in the ballgames of my youth. What a wonderful history ball field. A must see for sports fans.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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173 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Make a visit to Rickwood Field, and you'll undoubtedly find yourself wondering what it was like to experience a game there in the park's prime. You won't see any of the bells, whistles or amenities that today's stadiums have. But you'll see history. The Birmingham Barons, the AA affiliate of the Chicago White Sox, still play their once a year... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Excellent historic park, the oldest in the country. Small, self-guided tour allows you see the grounds and a wall of old photos of some of the greats who played here early in their career. A neighborhood organization maintains this beautiful park and I'm surprised it doesn't attract more visitors.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Rickwood Classic is a must for any baseball fan! The stands are covered so rain and sun will be minimal. Enjoy! BRING CASH though. Credit cards won't get you in.

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Portland
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23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We arrived at the totally locked up stadium, and were walking around peeking in the gates when a local rec ball-player told us that we could get in while his team was playing an hour later. It was well worth the wait! Character abounds, and if you can find a way to get out and check out the original left-field... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Make sure to go for The Rickwood Classic. Beautiful, old park. A throwback in time. The area is kind of dangerous so go in a group.

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Round Rock, Texas
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

One of the neatest things I've ever seen. We're a big baseball family and the kiddos were flabbergasted to see a field that Babe Ruth played on. Definitely worth the stop.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

The Annual Rickwood Classic is held at Rickwood Field every year. The Birmingham Barons (AA) and their opponents don period uniforms for the game as do the umpires and staff. No between inning games, just baseball. The game is well attended and people come from all over to attend. Each year, a famous baseball star is a guest. This year... More 

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Bessemer, Alabama
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
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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