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Babe and Shoeless Joe played here - Satchel Page too

A must stop for any baseball fan-it is the oldest standing stadium in America --built in 1910 Now... read more

Reviewed March 8, 2018
Splendid baseball attraction

This wonderful park has seen the likes of Babe Ruth and Reggie Jackson. I am proud that this park... read more

Reviewed March 6, 2018
John K
Fayette, United States
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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.
1137 2nd Ave W, Birmingham, AL 35204-4502
+1 205-458-8161
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

With flyers at the Alabama Welcome Center, I looked forward to seeing this relic. But arrived to see "Keep Out" fencing, renovations and visitor not wanted signage. Very homey. Take a pass and walk in the other direction. A strike out; no hits, no runs...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Bill P
Reviewed July 5, 2018 via mobile

My son was really looking forward to this. We drove over after visiting the museum. It was all fenced up and no one was allowed inside. Big no trespassing signs. Skip this stop. Nothing to see.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed March 8, 2018

A must stop for any baseball fan-it is the oldest standing stadium in America --built in 1910 Now it is home to high school and college games- about 125 per year Do stop in and catch a game if possible Many ghosts roaming here

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed March 6, 2018

This wonderful park has seen the likes of Babe Ruth and Reggie Jackson. I am proud that this park is still used and kept nice

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank John K
Reviewed November 9, 2017

Love the old baseball park and history of the game associated with this place. Its historical data is very interesting, however it needs a lot TLC as it is deteratiing from lack of maintenance.

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed October 24, 2017

If you are a baseball fan you need to check this out. It may just be a drive by or if you're lucky enough to hit it when it is open you may get the full treat. The movie 42 was filmed here and it...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed October 2, 2017

Rickwood is the oldest baseball fields around, and it has a lot of history. Home of the Birmingham Black Baron, one of the negro leagues. The field is renovating and can't wait for the opening

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed September 6, 2017

Rickwood Field Park is a great stop on a trip to Birmingham. This is a self-guided tour and was absolutely free. You can walk into the original locker rooms, dugouts and out onto the field. It is a great experience for any baseball fan. Pro...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank TalP169
Reviewed August 6, 2017 via mobile

This field is the oldest field in baseball. It's older than Fenway Park. You can do a self guided tour and see some history. The Birmingham Barons play a game here each year known as the Rickwood Classic which is usually played the week after...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank JKBeavers
Reviewed June 21, 2017

Rickwood Field is the oldest ballpark in America. The folks at the Friends of Rickwood do a wonderful job of keeping the golden era of America's pastime preserved.Stepping into Rickwood's stands it takes you back in time to memories of seeing the greats of baseball...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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May 19, 2018|
Response from jfadds | Reviewed this property |
I would guess no- but no way to absolutely know unless you talk to someone at stadium
July 4, 2017|
Response from Bill S | Reviewed this property |
The park is open daily and no appointment or admission is required.
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May 27, 2015|
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Response from lane g | Reviewed this property |
usual stadium fare..hot dogs burgers big pretzels etc.. sodas not sure about beer