Opened in 1992, this baseball stadium incorporates the old Baltimore & Ohio RR Warehouse building into its asymmetrical ... More
Oriole Park At Camden Yards
Opened in 1992, this baseball stadium incorporates the old Baltimore & Ohio RR Warehouse building into its asymmetrical design. The home plate and right field foul pole came from the old Memorial Stadium, former home of the Orioles. Ninety-minute tours are given on weekday mornings as long as there isn't an afternoon game. If the O's are in town be sure to grab a ticket, as seeing a game here is a real treat!
Everyting about this ballpark was great. The view of the warehouse and the city was very cool. It is very well laid out and it is very easy to get from one place to another. I liked that it wasn't too crowded, even on a Sunday. The ushers were very lenient and it was easy to hunt for autographs or better seats. The food was some of the best ballpark food that I have had. The hot dogs were fresh and I also had some great crab cakes.
The day was warm to say the least 97 degrees at game time, we sat in section 45 just left of home plate. What a view, priceless, the fans were loyal and knowledgable. The prices were fair, and the beer was cold. It was so warm they had set up ice stations throughout the park, free cups of ice to cool you down. I would recomend this park to any fan it is well worth the trip. We saw many smiling faces and lots of children. Family friendly. A++
I live in Pittsburgh and I frequent PNC Park (often referred to as the most beautiful ballpark in the country), but I loved Oriole Park at Camden Yards. The tickets we got were in the new all-you-can-eat section in the outfield and these tickets are an AWESOME value! The seats cost $25 or so to sit on this level without an all-you-can-eat pass. With the all-you-can-eat pass, the tickets cost $35 in advance ($40 on gameday), so you are only paying $10 for all-you-can-eat hot dogs, coca-cola products (Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, Root Beer & Lemonade), Peanuts, Popcorn, Nachos & Cheese (or salsa) and ice cream sandwiches. The hot dogs were also very good (I didn't expect them to be so big or good since they were all-you-can-eat). The seats are also fairly big and comfortable with much more legroom than PNC Park. The ballpark was very cool and the staff was very nice and helpful at all times (food, ushers, gift shop, etc). Parking also wasn't very bad. We parked several blocks away in a garage for $7. Definitely worth checking out if you are a fan of baseball or checking out stadiums while visiting a city.
We walked to the park from the Hyatt, only 3 blocks away. We were with a group and had dinner in one of the sports lounges. The hot dogs and potato salad were great. The BBQ ribs were not up to par.
Our seats were great and we enjoyed seeing Cal Ripken making a pre-Hall of Fame visit.
Camden Yards is a beautiful stadium. We went on a Monday afternoon. The stadium wasnt very crowded and we really enjoyed the game and we arent even fans of either team! The restaurants in the stadium are wonderful much better than most stadium food of hot dogs and popcorn (Though you can get that too) The beer is also very reasonably priced for a pro-sports event at 5 dollars for a draft. If you have time take the tour of the stadium. This is a great way to learn the history of the park, the team, and see the behind the scenes stuff like the box seats and you even get to go on the field!!!
I don't care what anyone tells you this is still the nicest place to see a game. It broke the mold at the time and is still the standard that all other stadiums in the world must live up to, period! There is so much happening besides the game that even a not so much baseball fan will have a good time. It's not cheap, not that you would expect it to be, but much more affordable than other parks. Going to a game here is something I do with the family every year and we are never let down.
Well, Orioles Park started all the retro ballpark mania. So, I couldn't wait to see it. What can I say? It's fantastic. The tickets start at about $10.00, but I've been able to park for free both times on the south area of the stadium. Baltimore is enjoyable to walk around during the DAY. The stadium, with the neighboring warehouse, is a good design. There's lots of fans there having lots of fun. Are there any negatives to the place? I couldn't discern any.
This stadium is lots of fun for everyone, regardless of weather or not the orioles are playing. Since i am a yankee fan, i wasn't exactly rooting for the O's but I admit that the stadium is really cool and fun. It's all outdoors (unlike Yankee Stadium) and it allows you to get some great views of downtown baltimore and the harbor. Beware that if you plan to get day of the game tickets, get there at least 30-45 mins before the game starts. There is a stand selling quick tix or somthing from which you can get sequential upper deck tix for i think $15 or $20. A great deal
I love Camden Yards! It is a great place for a middle-aged baseball fan like myself and for a somewhat disinterested teenager. The food is fantastic, though price; you can get decent lunch deals outside the stadium. The park is beautiful and was the precursor to all the new parks being built nowadays. It's proximity to the Inner Harbor makes it ideal for a game and dinner combo.