About Oriole Park at Camden Yards
Oriole Park at Camden Yards
Baltimore is a tough town that takes no guff but knows greatness when it sees it. Is it any wonder that the ballpark for its hometown heroes, the Orioles, is as unique and iconoclastic as its fans?
Oriole Park at Camden Yards, located in the Camden Yards Sports Complex in downtown Baltimore just a few blocks from Inner Harbor, is a vibrant piece of the city’s heart. There’s nothing better than getting Baltimore Orioles tickets for a home game at this great venue!
The History of the Park
Oriole Park was, at one time, one of the most ultra-modern ballparks in the league. Constructed in 1992 to replace Memorial Stadium, the new park was the first of the new wave “retro” style parks. This represented a real difference, as before this the multi-use stadium was the prevailing design. When the Baltimore Colts left town, though, there was no need for the multi-use Memorial Stadium anymore. Oriole Park’s retro design proved so popular that it influenced newly-constructed retro stadiums for years afterward!
What Makes Oriole Park at Camden Yards so Special?
The ballpark features a first-of-its-kind two-tiered bullpen area, it is the first MLB park since Ebbets Field to feature straight wall segments for its entire outfield wall and was the site where Cal Ripken Jr. broke Lou Gehrig’s record. It’s a great ballpark, so don’t miss a chance to catch an Orioles game if you’re in town!
Frequently Asked Questions
Where is Oriole Park at Camden Yards located?
Oriole Park at Camden Yards is situated in downtown Baltimore, Maryland, just a few blocks west of Inner Harbor in the Camden Yards Sports Complex.
What kind of events does Oriole Park at Camden Yards host?
The park is not really used for concerts or other events, which is different than many older parks! In fact, there have hardly been any other events at Oriole Park. Billy Joel played a concert at the park in July of 2019. Before that, Pope John Paul II celebrated mass there in 1995 during his trip to the United States.
Which team is playing at Oriole Park at Camden Yards?
Since Oriole Park at Camden Yards was constructed specifically for the Orioles (MLB), they’ve played all their home games there since 1992.
Where can I park for free at Oriole Park at Camden Yards?
Camden Yards has seven official parking lots immediately outside of the stadium. Additionally, downtown Baltimore is littered with cheap Camden Yards parking options that are convenient to the stadium. For the official lots, parking must be purchased at least 10 days in advance of the game. Parking is available on the day of the game in Lots F/G/H for $8, in the other lots price is $10.
What is the seating capacity of Oriole Park at Camden Yards?
Oriole Park events are solid, holding more than 45,000 screaming fans. If you really need to pack ’em in, though, this open-air stadium can top out at 49,000 or so standing room only.
Who owns Oriole Park at Camden Yards?
The ballpark is owned ad operated by the Maryland Stadium Authority.
How do I get to Oriole Park at Camden Yards using public transport?
The Maryland Transit Administration has many public transportation options to and from Oriole Park events. You can catch one of the 20 local bus routes which pass near the ballpark - depending on when you're coming from. If the bus isn’t your thing, check out the light rail service which runs every 10 – 30 minutes or the Metro Subway Service – Fares: $1.70 one-way, $3.40 round trip, $4.00 Day Pass! Much easier than stressing over parking!