Friday, January 6: Park Closed

•January 6, 2017 • Leave a Comment

The ballpark will be closed on Friday, January 6, and will re-open on Monday, the 9th.

Thank you.

Change in Holiday Hours

•December 28, 2016 • Leave a Comment

The ballpark will be closed on Thursday and Friday, December 29 & 30, rather than closed on Friday only, as posted previously.

Thank you.

Sad Loss for Friends of Rickwood

•December 23, 2016 • Leave a Comment

The Friends organization is saddened deeply to report today the passing of our great friend, Tom Surtees.

A long-time member of the Rickwood board of Directors, Tom truly loved the ballpark and devoted countless hours toward the success of the project.

Please see link below to al.com article, including comments from Governor Bentley.

http://www.al.com/business/index.ssf/2016/12/tom_surtees_former_revenue_and.html#incart_river_home

Please see link below for full obituary

http://obits.al.com/obituaries/birmingham/obituary.aspx?n=george-thomas-surtees-tom&pid=183203124&

 

 

Holiday Hours

•December 21, 2016 • Leave a Comment

The ballpark will be closed during the holiday on these days:

Thursday, December 22 – Monday, December 26

Friday, December 30 – Monday, January 2

 

“This Is Alabama”

•December 8, 2016 • Leave a Comment

Rickwood Field is among some elite company in the “This Is Alabama” video below.

Their website describes the project as:

This is Alabama is a new social media brand that celebrates Alabama’s amazing people, places and culture through original video, photo collections and inspiring stories from writers across the state. This is Alabama is available on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and in the Sunday editions of Alabama’s largest newspapers.

Ben Zobrist: Rickwood Guest

•December 7, 2016 • Leave a Comment

Ben Zobrist, 2016 World Series MVP, enjoyed an autumn afternoon at Rickwood Field, October, 17, 2013.

Image below captures the current Chicago Cub standing near Rickwood’s original outfield wall.

ben zobrist 10.17.13.jpg

St. Louis Post-Dispatch Article: Stars Field

•November 21, 2016 • Leave a Comment

Rickwood Field received a nice mention in a November 14 St. Louis Post-Dispatch article concerning Stars Field, the former home park of the St. Louis Stars.

Please see link below:

http://www.stltoday.com/sports/baseball/professional/historic-photo-revives-interest-in-negro-league-s-st-louis/article_325fb6ac-65a5-53a1-b550-a1fce33de50c.html