Oriole Park at Camden Yards

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333 West Camden St # 1, Baltimore, MD, USA
(410) 685-9800

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WalterC WalterC
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The ballpark that started a new trend Aug 22, 2017
Located a few blocks from the Inner Harbor of Baltimore, Oriole Park at Camden Yards started a trend that would change Major League Baseball (MLB) forever.

More commonly known as just Camden Yards, the ballpark opened in 1992, and started the trend of “retro” ballparks. That meant, building these stadiums in the classic styles of the early 20th century, with the modern conveniences added into it. It was also the beginning of the end of the multi-purpose stadiums, also known as cookie-cutter stadiums, which were stadiums that were shared by both baseball and football teams, that all looked the same.

There are some features to check out, at the main entrance of Eutaw Street. There is a statue of Babe Ruth, who was born and grew up in Baltimore. Plus the sculptures of the numbers, which are the jersey numbers that were retired by the Baltimore Orioles. And Eutaw Street is basically a pedestrian street, alongside the old warehouse, which itself , has some shops and restaurants. That part is only accessible with a game ticket. Also, there is a statue of Brooks Robinson, located outside of the stadium.

There is also the Orioles Hall of Fame, with all the plaques of the noteworthy players that have played for the Orioles. And the Maryland Athletic Hall of Fame, which acknowledges the different athletes from the state of Maryland. Located below the banners, and between the bathrooms. Plus a few other easter eggs to find within the ballpark, if one is really interested.

As you sit at the stadium, there is really no bad seat at the ballpark. You can see the old warehouse, along with views of downtown. As the team is not really good at this time, cheap tickets are easy to come by, at good seats, for most of the games.

As the ballpark that truly started it all, I still think it is a great place to watch a game. Easily accessible by public transportation or foot, this place is definitely worth it for any visiting baseball fan.

*** This review was meant to replace the much earlier one that I have written, but since the previous one was the very review that I written on TB, I will not delete that one!
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Zagnut66 Zagnut66
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Camden Yards Apr 20, 2014
A great baseball stadium which has become the pride of Baltimore since its opening in 1992, spawning a new stadium boom in several other cities hosting major league teams. Camden Yards is easily accessible from Interstate 95, the major east coast highway, though parking can be pricey. We used the parking garage at the next door Baltimore Hilton which cost $28.

The Inner Harbor with all of its restaurants and activities is a short walk away, allowing for a full day before or after a game. Along Eutaw Street, which becomes a pedestrian street inside the stadium complex, are several pubs and stores selling sports memorabilia and merchandise that have been retrofitted inside an old warehouse.

We attended an afternoon game which pitted the Baltimore Orioles against the Tampa Bay Rays. It was surprisingly cold, especially inside the concourse, but April is a finicky month. During most of the baseball season Baltimore is warm and humid, so dress appropriately. And watch out for the foul balls that come flying into the stands!
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spocklogic says:
I go to a game there occasionally when the Red Sox are in town. Great ballpark & baseball atmosphere!
Posted on: Apr 20, 2014
WalterC says:
This was where my baseball quest started back in 2008. After seeing these photos, I need to make a return trip there someday.
Posted on: Apr 20, 2014
vances says:
Don't forget it is also a short walk to Federal Hill...which has great pubs & restaurants + FREE parking! I went in with five buddies for a pair of season tickets the first two years (92-93)...so basically a game every two weeks - it was heaven.
Posted on: Apr 20, 2014
WalterC WalterC
389 reviews
The first of retro ballparks May 16, 2008
"If you built it, they will come!" It was more like, if you built it, they will copy.

When Oriole Park at Camden Yards opened in 1992, it started a new wave of retro-style ballparks in Major League Baseball. Other teams started to build ballparks of the same style, as one by one, the cookie cutter stadiums (often shared by baseball and football teams) were falling by the wayside. While they are great to watch a ballgame, they will never compare to the real thing, like Fenway Park in Boston.

Nonetheless, Camden Yards is a great place to watch a ball game and the prices are not too bad, for great views. Also, not too hard to get a ticket, but that's because the team isn't very good. The downside is being in the concourse, you are not able to see the game.

Outside, there is the Babe Ruth Museum and the Sports Legends Museum. If you plan to do this before the game, come at least 3 hours before the game. There is a lot to see in the Sports Legends Museum, not only covering the Orioles, but other Maryland sports as well.
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