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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
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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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So Much History

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 13, 2016
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Pelham, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars 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!

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Birmingham, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars 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.

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5 of 5 stars 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 stars 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 

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5 of 5 stars 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 stars 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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Helena, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2016

Walking into Rickwood Field literally takes you back a 100 years. The concession area is fun, the seating is how it was when baseball was young. The outfield advertising is made up of some original advertisers. The overall experience is well worth a visit to see this living museum.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016

Rickwood Field is an incredibly old baseball stadium. You will feel like you step back in time. Every May the Birmingham Barons play one of their games there, usually with a theme, and it's a great time to go.

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 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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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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