Well number three came and went the summer of 1997. Went with my sister and brother in law to watch and O's White Sox game. Also made it back for 3 of the 4 Yankee games that September. I love this ball park. It is number 2 on my list of favorite places to watch a game.
Lately there are always tickets available. You can as often find visiting fans here as O's fans.
The huge B&O Warehouse dominates right field at Camden Yards in downtown Baltimore. This structure was built by the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad in 1899 B&O's next to Camden Station and Camden Railroad Yard. The railroad used the facility until the 1960s when it was all but abandoned. When Oriole Park was created in 1992, the building was renovated and is now used as office space, restaurants, and other functions, many related to the park.
The Baltimore Orioles play at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. This ballpark is one of the best ballparks in all of baseball. It is fan-friendly, the seating area is well designed, and the atmosphere is amazing. Capacity is just under 49,000.
The Orioles play in the American League East, so division rivals include the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees.
When at the stadium, check out Eutaw Street, the area between right field and the warehouse. It is open every day, but closes at 3 PM for night games and reopens at 5 PM. You will find concession areas and shops here. Try to look for the bronze baseballs embedded into the sidewalk to mark the spot of home runs clearing the park. You will also see the Babe Ruth statue and monuments commemorating retired numbers in Orioles history.
The warehouse's official name is B & O Warehouse. It is the longest building on the east coast at 1,116 ft, but only 51 ft wide.
An interesting fact is that center field of Oriole Park was once the location of the bar and that Babe Ruth's father once owned and the family's residence.
Equipment Good seats and tickets for good games will be hard to find. You might want to find a scalper or ticket broker if you want good seats. If you don't care where you sit, you shouldn't have a problem getting in for most games. Ticket prices range from $8 - $40.
In 1857 , Camden Station was completed. It served as headquarters of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, ferried telegraph messages of Civil War movements, and hosted three visits by President Abraham Lincoln, including a stopover on his way to give the celebrated Gettysburg Address.
In the 'old' days , teams traveled by railroad. So this whole area is now in its second life as a tourist attraction.
A total hodgepodge of sports history of Baltimore/ Maryland.