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Address: 1137 2nd Ave W, Birmingham, AL 35203
Phone Number: 205 458 8161
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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 Ball Park in America!

We drove by Rickwood Park to see the oldest baseball park in America that is still standing. They still actually play some games there. It really was a blast from the past and is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 4, 2016
Steve N
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Greensboro, North Carolina
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Greensboro, North Carolina
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

We drove by Rickwood Park to see the oldest baseball park in America that is still standing. They still actually play some games there. It really was a blast from the past and is worth driving out there to see it. I would love to see a game there sometime as I believe they use the old uniforms. The advertisements... More 

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Bessemer
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

Rickwood has been a great "experience" for me since I was a kid and my parents took me to see the Barons play. The team has made two great moves since the late eighties, but there's just something so special about seeing that one game they play there every year.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

what a lovely old ballpark, nicely maintained, too, if only they could get a few more games played here... stood in centerfield, swore I heard Oscar Charlton telling me to move over, he'd get it...

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Vestavia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Rickwood Field is the oldest continuously operated ballpark in America and has been home to some of Baseball's greatest.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015 via mobile

I am in mid 59's and had never taken the time to visit. Shame on me!! As you walk around the nostalgia flows. I have been to Wrigley and got the same feeling. Opening in 1908 it is hard to imagine all the great players who have past through. It was first minor league stadium to play night game! The... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

My husband and I went to the 20th Annual Rickwood Classic this year. It is America's oldest ballpark and the Barons were wearing replica uniforms honoring the 1948 team. Darryl Strawberry was on hand to throw out the first pitch and sign autographs. A jazz band entertained us during the game. It was a great day to go out to... More 

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Birmingham, AL, United States
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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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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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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 30, 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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