Oriole Park at Camden Yards is one of a select few sports stadiums that have become iconic in America. Watch a game and admire the stadium’s designs at this gorgeous venue, which is home to the Baltimore Orioles baseball team.
Prior to the opening of Oriole Park at Camden Yards in 1992, many baseball parks in America were infamous for lacking character. Often these cookie cutter-style stadiums were used for multiple sports and were surrounded by acres of empty parking lots. Baltimore opted for a strikingly different design approach, placing the baseball-only Oriole Park at Camden Yards within a historic downtown district and designing it in a distinctly retro way to resemble stadiums from the early part of the 20th century. Look for the most prominent of these nostalgic touches, among them an arched brick façade, steel framework and an irregular-shaped playing field.
Stroll down Eutaw Street before the game to view the plaques dedicated to former great Orioles players. Pay attention to the pavement beneath your feet, where markers indicate the landing spots of balls hit out of the stadium on home runs.
From your seat, appreciate the view of the B&O Warehouse outside the stadium. It is one of the longest buildings on the East Coast at 1,016 feet (310 meters) and features a striking brick construction and characterful arched windows.
Cheer the Orioles on to victory while enjoying peanuts and a cold beer. Stand and sing Take Me out to the Ballgame along with other passionate fans during the seventh-inning stretch, a popular mid-game break. Take a tour of the stadium to learn more about the history of Oriole Park at Camden Yards and the neighborhood it resides in. Tour participants may even get to sit in the player’s dugout.
Oriole Park at Camden Yards is located in downtown Baltimore, less than 15 minutes on foot from the Inner Harbor. The stadium is also easily accessible via the city bus and light rail network. Tickets for games are available at the box office. To avoid disappointment, be sure to purchase them in advance.