America's Oldest
Baseball Park

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

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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More Than Just a Sport.


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THE RICKWOOD LIBRARY: The Negro Southern League
March 2021 Jeb Stewart The Negro Southern League has long been overshadowed by the Negro American and...
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Hero image(Alabama Department of Archives and History. Donated by Alabama Media Group. Unknown photographer,...
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THE RICKWOOD LIBRARY: Fame and Fortune in The Show
December 2020 Jeb Stewart Great books often inspire sequels. For whatever reason, it is exceedingly...
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