Though no longer the newest kid on the block, Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore remains the jewel of baseball's so-called new generation of stadiums. Opened in 1992, the park ushered in a new era of retro-ballparks in urban areas. With its signature warehouse and gorgeous location near the Inner Harbor, Oriole Park at Camden Yards remains one of baseball's best ballparks.
From Boog's BBQ to crab cakes, to the new Bud Light Warehouse Bar, the stadium has long been known for its great food, drink, and atmosphere. Nestled right next to I-95, served by the light rail and plenty of parking, Camden Yards is easy to get to - and to leave. While many other cities have tried to follow its lead by opening their own, baseball-only ballparks downtown, none has quite captured the magic of the original, Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
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Oriole Park at Camden Yards Quick Facts:
Address: 333 W. Camden St.
Date Opened: April 6, 1992
Original Cost: Approximately $110 million
Architect: Helmuth, Obata and Kassabaum
Capacity: 48,876 (including standing room)
Visiting Camden Yards:
Individual Game Ticket Information
Tickets can be purchased by:
- Calling 888-848-BIRD
- At the Camden Yards box office, which is open game days from Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to the middle of the fifth inning, and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 30 minutes after the game.
The Orioles have a variety of season ticket packages, including:
- Full 81-game plan
- 29 game plan
- 13 game plan
- 13 game Sunday plan
Full and partial season ticket holders also get membership to the Orange Carpet Program, which includes, among other things:
- Ticket savings
- Free spring training tickets
- Free FanFest admission
- Free magazine subscription
- VIP access to autograph sessions and batting practice
Discounts and Promotions:
- Tuesday Bargain Nights
- Friday Student Night
- Junior Orioles Dugout Club
- Thursday Kids Night
Parking and Transportation:
Unless you have a parking pass, you probably won't be able to park in the Camden Yards' lots. But there are plenty of pay garages within a short radius of the stadium, and public transportation options include:
A tour of Camden Yards is a great way to get an up close and personal look at the stadium. Tickets are $9 for adults, $6 for children 14 and under and seniors 55 and older, and free for kids 3 and younger. The highlights of the tour include:
- Press box
- Scoreboard/JumboTron control room
- Suite level
Call 410-547-6234 or visit the online tour site to see tour times and inquire about group tours.
Remember, you CAN bring your own food into a game, as long as you follow these security guidelines:
- No hard-sided coolers, thermoses, glass bottles, cans or alcoholic beverages are permitted into the ballpark.
- Non-alcoholic beverages in plastic bottles are permitted into the park. All items will be checked at the gates and any beverage which has been opened or partially consumed prior to entry is subject to confiscation if it is thought to contain alcohol. In addition, no plastic or paper cups of beverages are permitted into the park at the entry gates.
- All items permitted into the ballpark will be inspected. No bags or items exceeding the maximum size of 16" x 16" x 8" are allowed into the ballpark. Permitted items must easily fit into a 16" x 16" x 8" container.
- No containers or unauthorized items can be left at any park entrance. You will be asked to return them to your vehicle.
- No re-entry will be permitted. Once you enter the ballpark, you will not be permitted to leave and re-enter the facility. Please make sure you have everything you need with you before entering the ballpark.
- Only vehicles dropping off or picking up guests with disabilities are permitted to stop curbside at the ballpark. No other vehicles are permitted curbside, nor will people be able to stand and wait with their vehicles.