America's Oldest
Baseball Park

Alabama Residents can use the following link to register for the opportunity to purchase tickets to the MLB game at Rickwood!

*Please do not call Rickwood about the registration process or MLB tickets because we will not be able to help you.  This is handled exclusively by MLB.   

Important Notice

Important Notice

The Friends of Rickwood will not be selling tickets to June 2024 events. Please contact Major League Baseball for all ticket requests. Please do not call, email, or text the Friends of Rickwood regarding tickets to these games.
Due to ongoing construction, activities at Rickwood Field, access to the field, and tours may not be available. Please call (205) 603-3871 or (205) 756-1397 for updates. Please do not enter the park without permission.
Birmingham Barons vs Montgomery Biscuits
June 18, 2024
Tickets to the MLB game or any other special events being held at Rickwood Field the week of June 17-21 ARE NOT AVAILABLE for purchase at this time. Ticket purchases will be managed and distributed by Major League Baseball (not by Rickwood). Please be cautious and do not fall victim to scams that are otherwise misleading. We will announce the availability of tickets once Major League Baseball releases more information to us. Thank you.

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Our History

Rickwood Field was the passionate pursuit of a young Birmingham, Alabama industrialist, Rick Woodward. While still in his 20s, Woodward bought controlling interest in the city’s professional baseball team, the Coal Barons. He then sought help from the legendary Connie Mack in designing “The Finest Minor League Ballpark Ever” in this booming iron-and-steel town, the fastest growing city in the nation at that time. Woodward’s passion was contagious.
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