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.







More “This is Alabama”

•January 19, 2017 • Leave a Comment

“This is Alabama” has added another awesome Rickwood video, capturing the 2016 Rickwood Classic.

Please see video below:

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 article, including comments from Governor Bentley.

Please see link below for full obituary