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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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  • 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 Clas...  more »
  • 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 ta...  more »
  • Grew up going here for ballgames even though at the time it took us several hours to get there. Atmosphere was super, the fries were the best and the "Peanut Lady" was so gracious and funny. Haven't b...  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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