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Rickwood Field Park

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Address: 1137 2nd Ave W, Birmingham, AL 35204-4502
Phone Number: 205 458 8161

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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History all around.

Wonderful original ball park. Many stars began their careers they this venue. Was a part of the movie 42 when filmed there. Awesome place.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Richard S
Birmingham, Alabama
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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful original ball park. Many stars began their careers they this venue. Was a part of the movie 42 when filmed there. Awesome place.

Thank Richard S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are a baseball fan, Rickwood Field is a must see! The oldest existing baseball stadium in America has seen the likes of Cool Papa Bell, Willie Mays, Babe Ruth, and Ted Williams. It has also been the setting for several movies, including 42. The 1920's feel of the stadium is like stepping back in time to the golden... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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31 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

I have visited this park so many times since I have been alive I am not sure if I want to tell my age. It has changed a lot over the years but it is still the same in many ways.

Thank Al F
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

I was not able to go onto the grounds as there was not an event taking place. I walked around and had a great look at the place. It is so real and so old time baseball that it almost felt like a movie set. If you are a baseball fan and in the area make sure you treat yourself... More 

Thank Teahan
Pelham, Alabama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016

Rickwood Classic was in played on June 1, 2016. The Birmingham Barons play at Rickwood Field yearly for the annual Rickwood Classic, where they play in the "old school" uniforms and everything. It was a step back in time, and Rickwood Field has been preserved marvelously. The turnout was fantastic. I look forward to the Rickwood Classic again next year!

Thank src0220
Birmingham, Alabama
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157 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2016

Visited the park for the Rickwood Classic, and was in awe of the memorabilia around the stadium and the opportunity to meet players from the Negro League.

Thank andAwayIGo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2016

My husband and I went to the Annual Rickwood Classic, throwback ballgame. The experience was soooo much fun! I can't wait to go back.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2016

How it used to be is how it is at the Rickwood. I rolled up on a Saturday expecting just to view the exterior and hopefully catch a glimpse inside but when I arrived a fine gentleman had opened the park for a private tour and agreed to sit around for a few minutes while I darted around like a... More 

Thank TryppAdams
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

I brought my wife here after she had her kidney transplant while we were staying in Birmingham and everybody was so nice and helpful to us. From the staff and allowing us to bring her transplant meds in with us no hard time at all they directed us to the best seating for her and there are ramps for walking... More 

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Little Suamico, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2016 via mobile

Saw the park on an Alabama map and checked TripAdvisor. After spending 6 months without a campfire and the great comments we were not disappointed. The couple here are wonderful. Didn't have time to venture to the caverns but we will be back. The smell of a campfire is fantastic!

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