Rickwood Field

Rickwood Field

Rickwood Field, located in Birmingham, Alabama, is the oldest professional baseball park in the United States. It was built for the Birmingham Barons in 1910 by industrialist and team-owner Rick Woodward and has served as the home park for the Birmingham Barons and the Birmingham Black Barons of the Negro Leagues.

Throughout the first half of the 20th century Rickwood Field hosted sellout crowds for both the Barons and the Black Barons, who played on alternate weekends.

The Birmingham Black Barons played professional baseball in Birmingham, Alabama in the Negro Leagues from 1920 to 1960.

Rickwood Field was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1993.