America’s Oldest Ballpark Hosting “Field of Dreams” Game This Week

The “Field of Dreams” game is a recurring MLB regular-season game usually played in a ballpark adjacent to Field of Dreams in Dyersville, Iowa, popularized by the 1989 movie Field of Dreams. But… that field is currently under construction.

America's Oldest Ballpark Hosting "Field of Dreams" Game This Week
1955 Southern Association All-Star Game at Rickwood Field, courtesy of Rickwood Field

Because of that, the special game will be played on June 20th at Rickwood Field in Birmingham, featuring the St. Louis Cardinals and the San Francisco Giants

And… they’ll rename it A Tribute to the Negro Leagues.


Rickwood MiLB stadium not only honors the legacy of the Negro Leagues but also serves as a reminder of the resilience and talent of the players who overcame immense challenges to play the game they loved.

Celebrating this game at Rickwood underscores the importance of remembering and respecting the contributions of the athletes who paved the way for future generations and helped shape the sport into what it is today.

This tribute is a powerful acknowledgment of their enduring impact on baseball and American culture.

If you want to head to the game this week, you won’t be able to buy tickets directly… they were up for lottery for Alabama residents only…. but there are still some seats on VividSeats starting at about $390 ea.

A better idea? Save your $1500 for a family of four, and explore Birmingham’s baseball history in other ways. Here are some ideas:

  • Rickwood Field is the oldest baseball park in America and has hosted greats like Willie Mays on the Birmingham Black Barons (1948-49) and Michael Jordan on the Birmingham Barons (1994). The Barons are in a new stadium, but you’ll find games here periodically… and you can take a self-guided tour to check out the space.
  • Visit Negro Southern League Museum for a tour of the Black Barons’ game-worn uniforms and memorabilia. Guess what… admission is FREE.
  • Tour the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame and check out the Willie Mays display (among other great baseballers). Admission is only $14 for a family.
  • Visit the current Birmingham Barons stadium at Regions Field. You can attend a minor league game here, where tickets range from $12-47.

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America's Oldest Ballpark Hosting "Field of Dreams" Game This Week