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CAMDEN YARDS MERCHANDISE

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Camden Yards Minimalist Print
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2014 Baltimore Orioles at Camden Yards Signature Field
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CAMDEN YARDS

BALTIMORE, MD

Nestled in the streets of downtown Baltimore near the Inner Harbor, sits a ballpark that has influenced the architecture and construction of every baseball stadium built since 1992, much like when Shibe Park and Forbes Field ushered in the modern steel and concrete ballparks in the first half of the 20th Century. The Orioles arrived in Baltimore in 1954 from St. Louis and played at Memorial Stadium. Located in Northeast Baltimore, Memorial Stadium was rebuilt when the Orioles moved to the city and was also the home to the Baltimore Colts (NFL) until 1984. It was not a typical multipurpose stadium, but the seating was not close to the field and by the 1980s it was beginning to show its age. The Orioles and city officials developed a plan to build a new ballpark in downtown Baltimore on land that once was occupied by Babe Ruth’s father’s saloon. Owner of the Orioles, Eli Jacobs, hired architect Joseph Spear of HOK Sport (now Populus) to design a new ballpark for the team. Spears designed a ballpark that revolutionized the design of nearly every ballpark built since 1992. Named Camden Yards, it was built similar to ballparks of the early 1900s with steel columns, beams and trusses used to support the facility instead of concrete.

On April 6, 1992 the Baltimore Orioles played the Cleveland Indians in their first game at Camden Yards. Nestled on the edge of downtown Baltimore near the Inner Harbor, the facade consists of brick with arches allowing Camden Yards to look as it has beeOutfield at Camden Yardsn part of the landscape for decades and the low-raked upper deck keeps the ballpark from looming over surrounding buildings. The majority of fans enter through the Eutaw Street in centerfield, a street that once led into downtown Baltimore. This is a bustling area between the seating area and the B&O Warehouse. Fans can mingle, their favorite food or beverage, see plaques of legendary Oriole Hall of Famers and enjoy the sights and sounds of the ballpark. From Eutaw Street fans see a plethora of green seats in the main grandstand. Located below street level is the playing field that allows fans to walk down to seats in the lower deck. Large open air concourses allow fans to easily move around Camden Yards. Escalators, ramps and elevators allow easy access to the upper deck.

From the upper deck fans can see the Baltimore skyline and one of Camden Yard's iconic features, the B&O Warehouse. Behind the right field wall stands the eight story high B&O Warehouse, constructed in 1899. Originally built as a warehouse for the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, it now used for a variety of purposes by the Orioles. Camden Yards consists of a three tier grandstand that stretches from behind home plate, down the third base line around the left field foul pole, and down the first base line. All 45,971 seats are green, replicating ones in bygone ballparks (The original seating capacity was 48,000 but all seats were replaced with larger ones by the 2011 season). Additional seating is located under the main 24' x 74' LED video/scoreboard in right-center field.
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Two orange seats mark the landing spot of homeruns by two Hall of Fame Orioles, Cal Ripken Jr. and Eddie Murray. One in right- centerfield, marks the location of Murray's 500th homerun, and the other in left-field marks the spot of Ripken's 278th homerun, breaking Ernie Banks record for homeruns by a shortstop. Part of Memorial Stadium is still at the Orioles ballpark today, as both foul poles at Camden Yards are the same ones used at the O's old ballpark for over three decades. Fans can stand and watch the game from behind the out of town scoreboard in right field or in an area over looking the bullpens in left centerfield. A beautiful grassy picnic and park area filled with colorful flower gardens and shady trees is located beyond centerfield. Statues of six Orioles members of the Baseball Hall of Fame, added in 2012 are also here.

Since its opening in 1992, 21 other ballparks have opened in Major League Baseball, all using concepts that were first used at Camden Yards. Although now it is over 20 years old, Camden Yards remains one of the best ballparks in baseball with its setting in downtown Baltimore and its view of the Baltimore skyline.

FACTS & FIGURES

-Tenant: Baltimore Orioles
-Capacity:
45,971
-Surface:
Grass
-Cost:
$110 Million
-Dimensions:
333-L, 364-LC, 410-C, 373-RC, 318-R
-Opened:
April 6, 1992
-Architect:
HOK
-Owner:
Maryland Stadium Authority
-Former Name(s):
None
-Naming Rights:
None
-Public Financing: 96%: in lease revenue bonds and revenue notes, lottery funds
-Private Financing:
4%: Orioles
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MEMORABLE MOMENTS
AT CAMDEN YARDS

All Star Game: 1993 

Cal Ripken plays in his
2,131st consecutive game on September 6, 1995 passing Lou Gehrig record.

Ripken's consecutive game streak ends at 2,632 games
on September 20, 1998

Eddie Murray's 500th career homerun.

Team record 59 doubles by Brian Roberts in 2009.

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