America's Oldest
Baseball Park

The ballpark will be closed on Saturday, July 20th and will reopen on Monday, July 22nd. Our open house and baseball card show will be on Saturday, July 27th. Thank you.


Open to the Public – Admission is Free

Hours of Operation

Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, Game Days Only
*The Park will be closed for holidays


*Free onsite parking

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 Don’t miss the upcoming Open House!

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.

More Than Just a Field.

More Than Just a Sport.

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1910-08-18-Rickwood Base Ball Park Color Postcard
1910 - 1919
1910 Rickwood Field opened August 18, 1910, to a wildly enthusiastic crowd that saw their beloved Barons...
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1912 League Champion Birmingham Barons Team Photo at Rickwood Field
1920 - 1929
1922 Rickwood was Birmingham’s premier sporting venue, and Woodward expanded the business by playing...
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1928-1935 circa aerial view of Rickwood Field C_736003 (2) - cropped
1930 - 1939
1931 In 1931, young and very brash pitching phenom Dizzy Dean led his Houston Buffs into battle against...
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