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Rickwood Field Park, Birmingham

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Rickwood Field, located in Birmingham, Alabama, is the oldest professional baseball park in the United States. It was built for the Birmingham Barons in 1910 by industrialist and team-owner Rick Woodward and has served as the home park for the Birmingham Barons and the Birmingham Black Barons of the Negro Leagues. Though the Barons moved their home games to the Hoover Met in the suburbs, and most recently to Regions Field in Birmingham, Rickwood Field has been preserved and is undergoing gradual restoration as a "working museum" where baseball's history can be experienced. The Barons also play one regular season game a year at Rickwood Field. Rickwood Field is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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  • 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 is l...  more »
  • 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  more »
  • 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 gr...  more »
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  • My dad use to take me to baseball games there, he loved baseball, that was in 1972. We lived right up the street in Bush Hills. Dad is gone now, but I thank Rickwood Field for the memories.
  • A great legend field
  • Great historic place to visit
  • Just attended the Rickwood Classic, great event at a great venue. I would give this stadium more stars if it were possible.
  • Awesome historical ballpark must see for all baseball fans

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