Alabama Public Television: Legacy Moments

•July 7, 2017 • Leave a Comment

Please see link below for APTV’s Rickwood “Legacy Moment”:



Additional Media Coverage

•July 7, 2017 • Leave a Comment

Please see links below for additional media coverage:

Raleigh News & Observer:




Rickwood’s Temporary Closure Receives National Media Coverage

•June 5, 2017 • Leave a Comment

The ballpark’s temporary closure while structural repairs are made to the near-107 year old grandstand received national media attention last week.

Please see links below:



Jimmy Piersall, Rickwood Veteran, Passes-Away

•June 5, 2017 • Leave a Comment

The Friends of Rickwood and the baseball community are saddened to learn of Jimmy Piersall’s passing.

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Barons Announce Rickwood Classic to be Held at Regions Field

•April 8, 2017 • Leave a Comment

The Barons confirmed Friday that the May 31st Rickwood Classic will be held at Regions Field while the planned repairs are completed at Rickwood.

Please see press release below:

04-07-17 May 31 Game Against Chattanooga To Be Relocated To Regions Field



City Announces Ballpark to be Closed During Repairs

•April 8, 2017 • Leave a Comment

The City of Birmingham announced on Friday that the ballpark will be closed to the public while repairs are made to the near-107 grandstand.

Please see City Hall press release below:

city hall rickwood release 4.7.17



Wednesday, April 5: Ballpark Closed Today

•April 5, 2017 • Leave a Comment

The ballpark will be closed today, Wednesday, April 5, due to inclement weather.

Thank you.

Best Cities for Baseball Enthusiasts and Collectors

•March 9, 2017 • Leave a Comment

We are quite pleased to have been included in’s list of the “best cities for baseball enthusiasts and collectors.”  We are among some pretty good company, and are most-grateful to Ross Uitts for including us in this prestigious list.

Please see link below:





2017 Southern Association Conference: Saturday, March 4

•February 6, 2017 • Leave a Comment

The Friends of Rickwood are pleased to announce the 14th annual Southern Association Conference, to be held at historic Rickwood Field, on Saturday, March 4.

The day-long event will feature presentations, collector displays, door prizes, and  book signings.

Please see informational letter, registration form, and Saturday speakers and topics list.

Registration deadline is February 28.





F.O.R. & Barons Announce 2017 Rickwood Classic

•January 19, 2017 • Leave a Comment

The Friends organization and the Birmingham Barons are proud to announce the 2017 Rickwood Classic, to be held on Wednesday, May 31.  The event will celebrate “The Fabulous Fifties,” and will feature the Barons versus the Chattanooga Lookouts.

Hall of Fame member Juan Marichal will be this year’s special guest of honor.

The Friends of Rickwood and the Barons are also very excited to have Levy’s Fine Jewelry returning as the presenting sponsor for the event.

Wednesday, May 31, 12:30 p.m., gates open at 11:00 a.m.

Tickets are available through the Barons ticket office, 205.988.3200, or on-line at

Please see press release below.