1992 was when professional baseball changed dramatically. Out was the time of the boring, multipurpose bowl stadium and in was the building of baseball palaces for players and fans.
Oriole Park at Camden Yards was a bold statement in that the overall fan and family experience became more and more important. Since its opening every major league stadium built has taken its cues from the Baltimore Orioles home field. Sure, some stadiums do some things better (and some much worse) but they owe it all to Baltimore’s crown jewel.
Minor league baseball even changed because of Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Along with another revolutionary stadium, the nearby Frederick Key’s Nymeo Field at Harry Grove Stadium, teams realized that fans deserved better than they had received previously. Out were lackluster parks and in were fan friendly stadiums that were designed for the optimum fan experience. If Baltimore had built a standard, boring facility, baseball may not look and feel the way it does now.
The current Baltimore Orioles began in 1954 when the St.Louis Browns moved to town. The Orioles had a very successful run at well loved Memorial Stadium. When it was obvious that Memorial was ending its usable life the current ballpark came into focus.
The Orioles have been world champions three times (1966, 1970 and 1983) and have won the AL pennants 7 times. Famous players have included the likes of Roberto Alomar, Luis Aparicio, Reggie Jackson, Eddie Murray, Jim Palmer, Cal Ripken, Jr., Brooks Robinson and Frank Robinson while Earl Weaver may always be the most beloved manager in team history.
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The food story at Oriole Park is variety. The options are almost endless. Full sized meals all the way down to quick basic options are available. Prices are not cheap, but not entirely unreasonable either. It seems that the basic options hold the worse value than the slightly nicer option. Hot dogs are an example of this. The basic dog available throughout the park is $5. But you can go to Roma Sausage House or Polock Johnny's and get a better, bigger version for less than a $1 more. Spend just a few cents more than that and get a beer soaked bratwurst.
Boog's BBQ is the biggest draw. Located on the iconic Eutaw Street section of the ballpark, the stand run by Orioles legend Boog Powell offers large sandwiches for $10. You get a good amount for the price. If you are lucky Boog himself will be on hand to serve up your meal.
Dempsey's Brewpub is another new Eutaw Street food location. Located inside the warehouse itself, the restaurant offers larger meal options than seen in other places around the ballpark. The restaurant is named after another retired player and current broadcaster Rick Dempsey.
Baltimore Burgers has replaced Gino's at the Eutaw Street entrance to the ballpark. Gino's was a local hamburger fast food chain originally operated by Baltimore Colts players Gino Marchetti and Alan Ameche. They were phased out by eventual owners the Marriott Corporation and rebranded as Roy Rogers Restaurants (which also eventually faded away as well) in the 1980s. In 2010 Marchetti and some of the old operators of the chain resurrected Gino's in both Baltimore and Philadelphia. They have stumbled already, with many locations already closing, including all Pennsylvania locations, and obviously this stadium location. The burgers are still of a very good quality for fans.
Polock Johnny's is another known Baltimore chain with numerous stands in the stadium. Their hot dogs and polish sausages are not to be missed.
The Orioles are always innovating. The Tako Korean BBQ located on the main concourse shows this. This is not the usual ballpark fare seen in the United States, but it gives the fans not wanting hot dogs and hamburgers a unique choice. The Chipper and its loaded kettle potato chip offerings are another unique and already popular choice with $9 and $14 sizes. Try the Crab Dipper and the Smithfield Bacon Chipper.
Beer is available throughout the park, starting at $8.75 for cans. National Bohemian, usually known as Natty Boh, is a common sight. Not made in Baltimore anymore, a Natty Boh is still not a bad way to commemorate a visit to Oriole Park at Camden Yards. There is even a dedicated Natty Boh Bar. You will also find the usual Busch offerings around the stadium. Craft beer choices also abound, although they will be a few dollars more expensive. Goose Island selections have recently been added at many stands around the stadium, as well as dedicated locations.
The Orioles organization has spent much time getting the fan experience to be enjoyable to the common fan. They tweak and add to the experience every year. They know the right music to play, the right activities to engage fans and just know how to overall run the ballpark. Pure baseball fans will enjoy the game while the more casual fan is still entertained.
The only real problem with the park is that the concourse is not within sight of the field. It has a more traditional concourse located behind the stands. When you start trends, you do expect that some things will have been tweaked by the ones to come after. It is still a great area for wandering and you never seem out of the game experience due to ever present television monitors and game play by plays announcements.
The Star Spangled Banner was written very close by to the stadium, so the Oriole's fans commemorate this and their love of the home team by shouting a loud "O!!!!!!" during the appropriate spot during the anthem. In other places this would seem to be disrespectful, but in Baltimore it shows the love of country and the team. If you hear that yell at other parks throughout the country rest assured that there is a Baltimore fan in the house.
A very unique Baltimore tradition is the playing of John Denver's 1974 classic song, "Thank God I'm a Country Boy," during the seventh inning stretch. It all started a couple of years after the song was released when the Orioles were trying to add pop music into the lineup. For some reason the song stuck. Even when then owner Eli Jacobs tried to change songs during the late 1980s, the fans demanded it back. The traditional "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" is played as a warmup to 'Country Boy.' Many a local fan still talks about the surprise September 1997 visit by Denver when he appeared on top of the dugout mouthing the songs lyrics. He was in town for a concert at the nearby Baltimore Arena and decided to pop over. Sadly he died in a plane crash less than a month later.
There have been many reports of recent problems around the Baltimore area, even near the Camden Yards area. The average fan really does not have to be majorily concerned with these kind of issues. Baltimore is, and has always been, an urban environment where you should make sure you are aware of your surroundings. Use common sense and all will be fine and you will have a great time.
Closest to the stadium is Pickles Pub and Sliders Bar & Grille. They are fun places to go pre and post game, but be forewarned that they are busy and loud. It might be better to find smaller options such as Camden Pub at 647 W Pratt Street for a bit quieter experience.
The Inner Harbor is a popular tourist destination and is a short walk from Camden Yards. There are numerous options here but will be expensive and more touristy. If you do want a reasonable option here, look for the value of the M&S Grill happy hour.
A better option is nearby Federal Hill. There are a few fun restaurants and bars here. Abbey Burger Bistro is one great choice. The beer selection is good and they offer a dizzying array of burger choices, all that is likely to satisfy.
A new choice south of Oriole Park is the Horseshoe Casino. If you are the gambling type, this Harrah's owned gaming establishment has a nice variety of dining and drinking spots. There is even a large parking garage offering deals for game day parking as well.
Baltimore is home to many touristy attractions, such as Harborplace, Fells Point and Fort McHenry. The American Visionary Art Museum on Key Highway is located on the way to Fort McHenry and should not be missed, although its unique collection will not be for everyone.
Fans looking to get a taste of Baltimore sports history should also take time to visit the Babe Ruth Birthplace. Also, the Sports Legends Museum is located adjacent to Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
There is a very knowledgeable fan base at an Orioles game. People tend to make the game a family outing. But that does not mean these are not active fans. It is the kind of place where you will see a parent training their young children the ins and outs of the game, as well as the history of Robinson, Robinson, Palmer and Ripken.
Fans cheer when they need to and support at all the right times. It is not a place where you will see a lots of booing, although at a Yankees game you just never know.
Oriole Park is extremely close to I-95, with only a couple of turns putting you on the highway home. Parking garages can be found in all directions from the stadium. Street parking is not a great option.
Parking near the Inner Harbor is a good option. Check websites and apps such as Parking Panda to find bargains that are a pretty close walk away. The 400 E Pratt Street garage with entrances off of Lombard Street and Gay Street is a nice convenient choice for a little over $10 if paid ahead of time.
If you're not driving to the game, the other primary mode of access is the MTA Light Rail. From points north and south of downtown Baltimore, you can take the train to the ballpark. The Light Rail is slow, so make sure you know that beforehand.
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Prices are generally pretty reasonable, although they do vary by the opponent. $15 per ticket is a starting level and can go up dramatically depending on seat location.
The ticket aftermarket is always a good bet here. Prices can be found at a very reasonable rate for almost all games, except for maybe the Red Sox and Yankees.
Babe Ruth was born here in Baltimore and his childhood home is mere blocks away. He attended school at St. Mary's Industrial School for Boys nearby and actually spent time on the very spot of Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
The B&O Warehouse is not an architectural creation just for the stadium. It opened in 1899 and served as merchandise storage and a distribution center for the nearby railroad. Camden Station is also adjacent and is one of the longest continuously-operated train terminals in the United States.
The Orioles in recent years rearranged the center field fan experience and added a statue garden of Oriole greats. This area also makes it easier for fans to walk entirely around the whole stadium.
Eutaw Street itself offers a great experience for fans. Not just great food options, but it offers great people watching, retail experiences and great field views from the flag court, located above the right field scoreboard.
A cool feature can be seen in some of the open stairwells. Lyrics to Orioles songs such as "Orioles Magic" and the aforementioned "Thank God I'm a Country Boy" can be found on the walls.
When people think of baseball, Oriole Park at Camden Yards is often one of the first places to come to mind. Baseball and the fan experience were changed dramatically upon its opening, and it still offers a great, traditional place to watch a baseball game.
On April 6, 1992, Oriole Park at Camden Yards became the new home of the Baltimore Orioles. It was the first of a wave of new stadiums built to look like the old-school stadiums along the lines of Wrigley Field and Fenway Park. It marked the (long overdue) death knell for the multi-purpose monstrosities such as Memorial, Veterans and Three Rivers Stadiums. Often imitated but never duplicated, it remains the touchstone on which all new ballparks are measured.
Seventeen years later, they all still have a lot to live up to.
Camden Yards is, in my estimation, a perfect ballpark. It makes me nostalgic for the "American Pastime" and I'm not even a baseball fan! Tickets are still affordable, the fans are generally nice and friendly, the stadium is so close to downtown, accessible by car and multiple forms of public transportation and is between a 10 and 20 minute walk from some wonderful Baltimore neighborhoods. Not to mention that there a few great Camden Yard pubs a stones throw from the front gates.
It'd be a bit more exciting if Cal Ripkin still played in Maryland (or if the O's had a few more wins each season) but the ambiance and convenience more than makes up for the average (am I being too generous calling them average?) team.
Camden is such a beautiful park, located in a great neighborhood. There are plenty of good bars and restaurants, and you certainly can get your obligatory crab fix.
It's hard to believe that it's nearly 20 years old, as it still feels both new and old. For my money, it's one of the best parks to just soak up the baseball. It is a real shame that the product has been so bad. The fans have responded by not coming to games, leaving a hollowed out experience at this hallowed ground.
I'll start off by saying I'm not a big baseball fan. Just isn't my favorite sport but when I lived in Baltimore, I had a bunch of friends who lived there as well and they all wanted to get together and attend a game, so I went.
Let's just say, you definitely should go!
The Food & Beverage options were incredible. Pulled pork sandwiches, giant hotdogs, crab cakes, cotton candy and about 50 other options. They have just about any food option you could want and then some. Personally I got Boog's and it was very good.
The atmosphere was festive. Despite the team being bad as usual, the fans were all about having a good time. Kids genuinely excited to be at the game, parents not getting too upset when my friends kept dropping the f bomb and the actual stadium - amazing!
The ballpark is built in a nice section of Baltimore, and that is coming from someone who hated living there. You probably don't want to visit about 95% of the city, but from the inner harbor over to Camden Yards is beautiful. We drank at Pickle's before the game because of the $1 beers. The place itself, while famous, is basically a frat basement. I remember there being a huge hole in the ceiling that was just covered with a Miller Lite poster.
The fans as I mentioned above were great. The one knock is that the stadium is usually only partially filled.
Access was easy for us. We got tickets on the street for $4 apiece and it took less than 5 minutes to get through the gate. Plenty of room to move around and since the stands were not very full; we were able to pick out an area to sit away from everyone but a few families. Traffic can be a nightmare and parking prices are steep, but it is a city so that is to be expected. Luckily my friends lived on light st and had an extra parking pass.
Since the tickets and pregame beer were so cheap, hard to argue the return on investment. The promotion that day was a talking bobble head which made the ticket price even better.
Camden Yards is definitely worth the trip. Make a day out of it and go to the aquarium in the morning, followed by a walk around the inner harbor and finally the game in the evening. Guaranteed to be memorable.
I plan on going again. I travel from California and whenever I do baseball trips this is always the start or end point, because it does not get better than this. As far as food goes it's wonderful, but I'm a vegetarian. I don't eat BBQ and still this place caters to me, only Coors Field and Camden Yards compare for my menu.
Camden Yards is definitely on my top list of the best ballparks. The architecture and layout of the ballpark is great. Wide concourses and great food it doesn't get much btter than this. A definite must see for baseball fans!!
Camden Yards began the rebirth of the classic ballparks in MLB. Gone were the cookie cutter, mulitsport venues. Camden Yards is the benchmark and has held up well for 20 years. Wonderful place, just want a team to match it's greatness.
I've been to Camden Yards once, and it is well-deserving of all the praise it receives. Just a beautiful park all-around. Too bad they can't get a better team playing in there.
on a brisk evening, it was a great night with Yanks winning. Stadium is great for batting practice, activities, seats and food.
Great place to watch a ballgame. I really like the look of the place with the Warehouse beyond right field. I'm very happy MLB has gone back to the retro stadium look in so many of the new ballparks. Not a big crowd (21000+) and the Orioles got spanked, so I didn't get a feel for what it would be like in a good tight game, but I enjoyed the ballpark a lot.
The ballpark for which most of the ballparks after it were built after still evokes an classic feel in this asymetrical gem. Make sure to spend time behind the right field wall, stroll along and take in the wall which supported Cal Ripken, Jr.'s epic consecutive games-played countdown, take in the area behind center field which once was home to a tavern owned by Babe Ruth's father and above all, make sure you take advantage of relatively lowticket prices for when the Yankees or Red Sox come to town.
Oriole Park at Camden Yards turned 20 years old in 2012. While this might make every baseball fan feel a little older, it is also a good bellwether of how this ballpark set a trend in stadium construction for the better. The 1970’s era of building ballparks that would be multisport and have all the personality of a tollbooth came to an end with the success of Camden Yards. What teams and cities realized with Camden Yards is that you can incorporate a stadium into the urban architecture, and use already existing buildings and structures to make the ballpark feel like it’s been a part of the city forever.
While most Orioles fans felt that their previous ballpark (Memorial Stadium) was functional and endearing at the time, Camden Yards quickly turned all the naysayers into believers with its beauty and quirks. For the first time since the 1970’s, it felt like an actual baseball fan designed a true baseball stadium and clones of Camden Yards started to emerge in cities throughout the United States in the mid 90’s and into the early 2000’s.
Oriole Park at Camden Yards was built on a dilapidated freight yard just west of the popular Inner Harbor area in downtown Baltimore. What came with the property was the longest brick building on the east coast, the old B&O Warehouse. The Orioles and the architects decided to incorporate the warehouse into the ballpark, and it was converted into restaurant space, the Orioles corporate offices and an art gallery. The warehouse soon became part of baseball lore as an inviting target to left-handed hitters as a home run target. As of 2012, only Ken Griffey Jr. has hit the warehouse on the fly while participating in the 1994 Home Run Derby.
For the ballpark’s twentieth anniversary the Orioles decided to make some notable fan-friendly changes to the ballpark. The first change was to pave the picnic area in the left field bullpen area and install brass statues of all the Orioles players that have been enshrined in the baseball hall of fame. These beautiful statues include Brooks Robinson, Frank Robinson, Jim Palmer, Eddie Murray and Cal Ripken Jr.
The second change was to build a batter eye’s bar on top of a structure in the outfield. The bar offers a wonderful view of the game and has flat screen televisions and couches. Any fan with a ticket to the ballgame is admitted to the bar, but the barstool seating is ticketed. The third change is to incorporate more local franchises into the food selection. Long time Baltimore establishments like Gino’s and Polack Johnny’s have food stands, and National Bohemian Beer (Natty Bo in local speak) has a bar in the lower level. They have also added a microbrew pub that is named after fan favorite and 1983 World Series MVP Rick Dempsey.
In right field, the wall height was lowered and more picnic tables were added in the right field pavilion in order to make it more accessible to watching the game. These changes have made Camden Yards even more interesting and are worth checking out during the game.
20 years ago I was inspired by Camden Yards and for many years it was the only reason to even go to see an Orioles' game in Baltimore.
Very happy there is a team this year to match the park that they play in. One of the best in baseball.
I went in 2007 so it is slightly outdated. My ONLY complaints were the scoreboard (the major one and the out-of-town one where it was very fuzzy on the main one and the out-of-town one wasn't working) and I heard muffled talk from the PA announcer or music came on.
But it seems like they rebounded well with upgrades. Overall, great atmosphere and I hope to go there once again. Best MLB park I've been to.
Attended a game in 2012, which was my first time at Camden Yards since 1995. The stadium, which was built to remind of a past era, 20 y/o later has the feel of a new ball park. Cadmen Yards has stayed true to its mission.
Since Camden Yards opened in 1992, there have been 20 new major-league baseball stadiums built. Many of those parks share a similar trait to the field in Baltimore, where the concept of a retro-style stadium located downtown and incorporated with its surroundings was mastered. Though the whole brick design and green seating idea has been exhaustively played out, Camden Yards still stands as a remarkable baseball park. Minor tweaks and renovations the last few years have enhanced the experience, and it is an absolute must for sports fans to visit the home of the Baltimore Orioles.
The Orioles have a long history, and many don’t realize that the franchise was briefly a part of the American League in the very early 1900s. After the team was moved, minor-league baseball took over, and for 50 years, the O’s competed in a level equivalent to today’s Triple-A. During this time, they even outdrew big league teams. In 1954, the St. Louis Browns moved to Baltimore and they adopted the Orioles nickname. Quickly becoming a success, the “Oriole Way” led to 18 straight winning seasons, including three World Series Championships. These teams played in the northern portion of the city at Memorial Stadium, a generic multi-purpose facility that meant a lot to the crazy fans that filled it, and they were sad to see it go in the early 1990s. However, they quickly fell in love with Camden Yards and packed the place nightly. Year after year of bad teams led by inept management soured the relationship with fans, but building on a string of recent successes, the ballpark is starting to come alive again.
Truly a classic ball park with fantastic fans, atmosphere and neighbourhood. The fact that your ticket gets you into a neighbourhood rather than just a ballpark is truly something special.
Boogs barbecue even at $10:50 a sandwich is actually well worth the money. You eat one of these and you are good till lunch the next day.
I go to MLB parks for the neighborhoody atmosphere and creature comforts. Camden is the best of both worlds. Sitting in the Eutaw Street bleachers and munching on some Boog's BBQ is the best way to do it. On top of that, Fed Hill is within easy walking distance and gives you the best of the Baltimore experience. Try the Cross Street Market for spectacular seafood, Abby Burger Bistro for the best burgers you'll ever eat and Delia Foley's for some out of this world wings.
This past summer I got the chance to watch a game at Camden Yards. Going in I was told that this stadium was one of the best in all of pro sports and I was not disappointed at all. In fact the only complaints that I could come up with were the fact that the wifi wasn't very good and the sound system could be improved. Other than those two things Camden Yards blew me away. The area around the ballpark is spectacular as is the view of the Baltimore Ravens stadium. The fans were fun and great to be around. Overall this made for an awesome night, if you get a chance to go to this baseball cathedral, GO!
The opening of Oriole Park at Camden Yards in 1992 changed baseball. That is a bold statement, but if you look at stadiums that were built in the 20 years before 1992, you would have seen mostly large, multi-purpose facilities with little life or soul. After Baltimore built this fine stadium, it upped the ante and forced teams to build places that cater to the fan. Not all the new stadiums are perfect, or can match Oriole Park, but they at least attempt things that are best for the fans.
Oriole Park at Camden Yards even changed minor league stadia (along with the nearby Frederick Keys' Harry Grove Stadium) and made teams realize the fans deserved better than they had received previously. Out were places such as Lackawanna County Stadium (now remodeled as the much better PNC Field and in were fan-friendly stadiums such as Durham Bulls Athletic Park and Reno's Aces Ballpark. If Baltimore had built a standard, boring facility, baseball may not look and feel the way it does now.
The current Baltimore Orioles began in 1954 when the St.Louis Browns moved to town. The Orioles had a very successful run at well-loved Memorial Stadium. When it was obvious that Memorial was ending its usable life, the current ballpark came into focus.
Not sure what else I can say about Camden Yards that hasn’t been said. It’s a fantastic venue and Baltimore is a city to visit.
Definitely visit the Legends Sports Museum. It’s not only about baseball but all sports in Maryland. It’s a surprise treat for all sports fans.
I did visit Camden Pub but service was minimal at best. Pickles is a much better option. Dempsey’s is a fine choice though more pricey.
On Eutaw Street, there are small circular plaques in the walkway where home runs have landed. And it’s updated as I saw some from 2014 (the most recent year I visited). It’s really cool.
On my recent visit, the Orioles fans did not demonstrate baseball etiquette. They weren’t rude; they just didn’t know not to get up and return to seating area while play was in action.
I didn’t find the prices that outrageous compared to other MLB parks and the Orioles do offer special deals on select games so check their website.
If you haven’t been, I’d recommend putting a visit to Camden Yards on your bucket list.
An absolute beauty. Made it to the game in the bottom of the first due to traffic and trying to find parking and walked into the crowd roaring. The amplifacation of the stadium is like no other stadium I have been to. Seating is very steep so stick to lower level if you are afraid of heights. The skyline of Baltimore is an amazing backdrop and the stadium itself is just beautiful. Watched Miguel Cabrera hit a grand slam as well which was beautiful. Would definetly recommend.
Love the craft beer, concessions, knowledgable and fun crowd.
As an Orioles fan I am probably a little biased, but Camden Yards is truly a gem. A category not on this website, visual aesthetics, would also have gotten a 5 from me. The backdrop includes the Warehouse in right and the city skyline in centerfield. It's gorgeous. The games are great and pretty affordable compared to other local teams
Quite simply, Camden Yards is the jewel of baseball. Taking in a game at the Orioles home park is a classic experience that every baseball fan must experience. The Orioles have some of the most knowledgeable and enthusiastic fans in all of sports, so the atmosphere is the best around. The ballpark is seamlessly nestled into the warehouse district just blocks from the inner harbor. Boog's barbeque headlines Camden's stellar list of food choices. Going to a game at Camden Yards is seeing the retro combined with the modern in a way never thought possible. This is the best ballpark in baseball history!
I've been an Orioles season ticket holder for 8 years now. It's an excellent stadium. The clear a few things up, the "batters eye" seats, if you are talking about the seats at the centerfield bar, did infact used to be first come first serve for people with standing room tickets. However, this changed I believe last season. Too many people were complaining about never being able to get them since others would come early and snatch them up asap. Now, you have to buy tickets for them like any other seat.
Also, from before the game until the end of the 1st inning you can get a $5 Natty Boh draft at the Natty Boh bar behind home plate. You can get a Natty Boh six pack for that much at the store, but still much cheaper than usual. The bartender there, Alvin, is well known and loved as well. He's been there forever. Boog is fairly frequently at Boog's posted up on his stool with a beer signing autographs and taking pictures. He's a cool guy. You can also see Dempsey in the broadcast booth behind homeplate. Feel free to walk up there and chat through the window with him before the game (as long as he isn't busy). He's usually more than happy to, and to sign autographs. I thought the Gino's they added was pretty good. They have much better chicken than the other vendors. It's freshly breaded and fried, not like the usual frozen chicken fingers. Much more tasty. The Gino's Giant is also pretty good! If you want chicken or burgers, absolutely go to Gino's. Right next door is Stuggy's as well if you want a hotdog!
The area on the opposite side of M&T Bank (behind where the outfield is), is definitely the spot to go before the games. There are a bunch of bars next to each other right across from the stadium. Before games, there's always a bunch of outdoor beer booths set up and lots of food vendors as well. I recommend eating and drinking there for cheap. The food is also pretty great. Best of all, they let you bring outside food and sealed drinks into the stadium! Feel free to bring in your sandwich, hot dog, soda, pretzels, peanuts, special snacks if you have dietary needs, etc. They're super cool about it. I always stock up on peanuts and some cracker jacks before the game for cheap outside. The peanuts are better than the stadium fare typically as well. Also a "secret", on the upper level there is a kids food stand that sells smaller hot dogs and drinks for $1-2.
My usual seats are in Section 45 (under the Roma Sausages sign), but I have sat all over the stadium. Most seats offer an excellent view, so you can't really go wrong. If you are a season ticket holder, they let you purchase tickets to additional games for the season ticket price as well. So if you get a 13 game plan, you can really make it into a 15 game or 20 game or whatever you like plan. The only seats I like a little less are the seats farther down the LF line. You have to angle your head the whole time to watch the plate. I suppose that is an issue at every park though. Just a very, very minor complaint. Still a good view.
All in all, OPACY is an excellent park. I agree with this review 100%. Please come out for a game! Let's go O's!
Wonderful Ballpark and city. Babe Ruth museum only a couple blocks away. Inner Harbor is beautiful.
Still the jewel that changed ballparks forever!
One of the best ballparks ever built is still holding strong. The food selection is great from boog's to crab cakes and other seafood and pizza as well as the usual fare. One problem is that many choices (such as Boog or crab cakes) are only sold in the lower level. The concourses are wide and easy to get around. The views are great no matter where you sit and the board is High Def. And the Warehouse will go down in history.
The fans are a hit or miss because while the team has a strong fan base, the fans often don't show up and sometimes are quiet. And of course sometimes they aren't there for the home team. The Light Rail was one of the best things to ever happen. $3.40 round trip from places well clear of the infamous Baltimore traffic, with free parking spaces. Inner Harbor is well within walking distance and full of places to eat, things to do, and places to shop, there isn't any reason why you won't be able to spend a whole day in the city, but do be careful because some areas not far from the stadium can be rough. Make sure to check out the Legends Park, with a statue of each Oriole Hall of Famer
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