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NameOriole Park at Camden Yards
Address333 W. Camden Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Brief DescriptionThe Orioles play an 81-home game schedule April - September. Ballpark tours available year round
TypeAttraction
CategoryTour
DescriptionOriole Park At Camden Yards in Baltimore, MD

Oriole Park at Camden Yards, the beautiful baseball-only facility in downtown Baltimore, became the official home of the Orioles on April 6, 1992. The construction of the park was completed in essentially 33 months from the time razing previous structures on the 85-acre parcel began June 28, '89, in the area known as Camden Yards.

The one-time railroad center is 12 minutes west by foot from the City's Inner Harbor and only 2 blocks from the birthplace of baseball's most legendary hero, George Herman "Babe" Ruth. Ruth's father operated Ruth's Cafe on the ground floor of the family residence located at Conway Street and Little Paca, now center field at Oriole Park. The ballpark seats 48,876 (including standing room) and the project cost was approximately $110 million. It was designed by the Kansas City architectural firm of Helmuth, Obata and Kassabaum (HOK) with direction and input from the Orioles and the State of Maryland, which owns and operates the facility through its agency, the Maryland Stadium Authority (MSA).

Working under contract to HOK were the urban design firm of RTKL, the landscape architecture firm of Wallace, Roberts, and Todd, and the engineering firms of Bliss and Nyitray: Rummel, Klepper, and Kahl: and Kidde Consultants, Inc. Working under contract to the Orioles were the interior design firm of Forte Design and the graphic design firm of David Ashton and Associates.

Oriole Park is state-of-the-art yet unique, traditional and intimate in design. It blends with the urban context of downtown Baltimore while taking its image from baseball parks built in the early 20th century. Steel, rather than concrete trusses, an arched brick facade, a sun roof over the gentle slope of the upper deck, an asymmetrical playing field, and natural grass turf are just some of the features that tie it to those magnificent big league ballparks built in the early 1900's. Ebbets Field (Brooklyn), Shibe Park (Philadelphia), Fenway Park (Boston), Crosley Field (Cincinnati), Forbes Fields (Pittsburgh), Wrigley Field (Chicago), and The Polo Grounds (New York) were among the ballparks that served as powerful influences in the design of Oriole Park.

THE WAREHOUSE
Located beyond right field, the B&O Warehouse is 439 feet from home plate. Built between 1898-1905, the warehouse is the longest building on the East Coast at 1016' (but only 51' wide). It has been preserved and now provides unique office space for the Orioles as well as home for the banquet facilities, the ballpark's central kitchen and space for ballpark operations. The Orioles' main ticket office operates out of the north end of the Warehouse.

Three public facilities -- a souvenir shop (The Orioles Official Team Store, open daily), a cafeteria (Grille 54), and a bar/lounge (The Bud Light Warehouse Bar) -- are located on the ground floor of the warehouse. The ballpark and warehouse are separated by a 60' wide promenade, an extension of Eutaw Street

Open daily, Eutaw Street is home to plaques dedicated to members of the Orioles Hall of Fame, and the Mid-Atlantic Baseball Scouts Hall of Fame, as well as monuments to the players whose numbers have been retired by the Orioles. Ballpark tours depart regularly from the Baseball Store on Eutaw Street.
Phone 1(888) 848-2473
Handicapped AccessibleNo
Websitewww.orioles.com
Last Updated12/13/2011
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