Ballpark Closed on Wednesday, February 25

•February 25, 2015 • Leave a Comment

The ballpark will be closed on Wednesday, February 25, and will re-open on Thursday, the 26th.

Thank you.

20th Annual Rickwood Classic: Wednesday, May 27, 2015

•February 19, 2015 • Leave a Comment

The Friends of Rickwood and the Birmingham Barons are pleased to announce the 20th annual Rickwood Classic, set for Wednesday, May 27, 2015.  This year’s event will celebrate the 20th anniversary, with a nod to the inaugural event, including the Barons again wearing the 1948 uniform.  The Jacksonville Suns will be the opponent, with Darryl Strawberry attending as the special guest.

Please see link below to the event press release.

Park Closed on Thursday, February 19

•February 19, 2015 • Leave a Comment

The ballpark will be closed, Thursday, February 19, due to inclement weather.

Thank you

12th Annual Southern Association Conference: March 7, 2015

•February 17, 2015 • Leave a Comment

It is with great pleasure that the Friends of Rickwood announce the 12th Annual Southern Association Conference to be held in Birmingham, on Saturday, March 7, 2015.  The day-long conference will focus on the formative years of the original Southern League, 1885 – 1899 and will feature a variety of speakers and collector exhibits.  Please consider attending and sharing your commitment to keeping alive the rich history of the Southern Association and baseball in the South.

Saturday’s activities will be held at historic Rickwood Field, and will begin with coffee and snacks at 8:30 a.m. (Central).  The conference includes lunch, and will feature presentations by authors and researchers, as well as collector exhibits, book signings, and door prizes.  We are also very pleased to have Weldon “Hoss” Bowlin, longtime Minor League player and collegiate coach, as our special guest.

Please see word documents below for registration and Saturday schedule, and email for additional information.

2015 southern association conference saturday timeline

2015 southern assoc conf registration form

49th Eddie Glennon Gameboree

•January 17, 2015 • Leave a Comment

From our friends in the Braves 400 Fan Club:

Dale and Phil Urge  You To Make Your

Reservation Today!

Don’t Miss the  49th Eddie Glennon Gameboree

January 24, 2015 at 5:00PM

Atlanta Marriott Perimeter Center


The Deadline for Reservations Is

Wednesday January 21, 2015 at Noon


The Braves 400 Fan Club’’s annual winter banquet, the Eddie Glennon Gameboree, will be at the Atlanta Marriott Perimeter Center on Saturday evening, January 24, 2015. It will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Braves 400 Fan Club, 1965-2015.  The cocktail reception and silent auction begin at 5:00 PM, followed by dinner at 6:30 and awards ceremony and program following. 


Braves Chairman Emeritus Bill Bartholomay, Hall of Famer Phil Niekro, Dale Murphy, Fredi Gonzalez, John Schuerholz, Pat Jarvis, Alejandro Pena and Jim Nash are among the confirmed attendees. Braves broadcaster Jim Powell will emcee the program. Hear a stirring musical performance from the Atlanta Braves favorite tenor!


Individual registration is $80. Ticket includes the cash bar reception, huge silent auction, dinner, 36-page collectible program and a well-stocked goody bag including a special Braves 400 Fan Club 50th Anniversary Gift. Register online through our website at

The Final Deadline for Reservations is Wednesday January 21, at Noon

Don’t Miss Out On 50 Years of Braves Memories!

New Rickwood Website: Friday, December 19th

•December 16, 2014 • Leave a Comment

The Friends of Rickwood are pleased to announce that the new and improved site will be launched on Friday, December 19th.

We hope you will visit often,and provide any feedback regarding the new site.

The Friends would like to thank the University of Alabama Collaborative Learning Project for the support and expertise on this website project.


•December 16, 2014 • Leave a Comment

The ballpark will be open Monday and Tuesday, December 22nd and 23rd, and then will be closed the remainder of the week, December 24th – 28th.

The park will be open Monday and Tuesday, December 29th and 30th, and then will be closed the remainder of the week, December 31st – January 4th.

The park will re-open on Monday, January 5th.

Thank you.


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