Oriole Park at Camden Yards

by | Aug 16, 2016

Oriole Park at Camden Yards

Baltimore Orioles

About Stadium

Commonly referred to as Camden Yards or simply, Oriole Park, it’s a ballpark located in downtown Baltimore, maryland and serves as the home field for Major League Baseball’s Baltimore Orioles.

Often considered to be the first retro-style ballpark of the modern era, Oriole Park at Camden Yards has inspired a number of other old-style parks since its construction.

The field is tucked up against an old B&O Warehouse which towers over the right field area and is now filled with offices and private club spaces.

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Eutaw Street, the street that sits between the field and the warehouse has been hit a few times with long home run balls which the Orioles organization marks with bronze plaques to commemorate each.

• 333 West Camden Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21201

• Opened: April 6, 1992

• Capacity: 45,971

History

• Construction of the stadium took just under 3 years with ground broken on the project on June 28, 1989 and the stadium being opened on April 6, 1992.

• Renovations have been made throughout the stadium’s history including new HD video display screens in 2008, and a new sound system added in 2009.

• Cal Ripken Jr. set his 2,131 Iron Man Streak at the stadium on September 6, 1992, and Eddie Murray hit his 500th home run at the park one year later.

• Ken Griffey Jr. became the first person to ever hit the warehouse with a home run during the 1993 All-Star Game Home Run Derby contest.

Current and Past Teams

Baltimore Orioles (MLB) (1992–present)

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