|Oriole Park at Camden Yards |
|Facility Statistics |
|Location ||333 West Camden Street |
Baltimore, Maryland 21201
|Broke Ground ||June 28, 1989 |
|Opened ||April 6, 1992 |
|Surface ||Grass |
|Owner ||Maryland Stadium Authority |
|Construction Cost ||$110 million USD |
|Architect ||HOK Sport |
|Baltimore Orioles ||1992-present |
|Seating Capacity |
|1992 ||48,262 |
|Left Field ||333 ft / 101.5 m |
|Left-Center ||364 ft / 111 m |
|Left-Center (deep) ||410 ft / 125 m |
|Center Field ||400 ft / 122 m |
|Right-Center ||373 ft / 114 m |
|Right Field ||318 ft / 97 m |
|Backstop ||57 ft / 17 m |
Oriole Park at Camden Yards is a Major League Baseball stadium located in Baltimore, Maryland which was constructed to replace the aging Memorial Stadium.
Oriole Park at Camden Yards is home to the following sports teams:
In 1989, construction began on an all-new, baseball-only ballpark for the Baltimore Orioles. Construction lasted 33 months on the ballpark, which finally opened on April 6, 1992. After considerable debate on whether to name the new ballpark Oriole Park or Camden Yards, a compromise was reached to use both names.
The retro-style ballpark began a trend among other cities to construct more traditional, fan-friendly ballparks, including Jacobs Field in Cleveland, Ameriquest Field in Arlington in Arlington, Texas and Comerica Park in Detroit.
In 1993, Camden Yards played host to the Major League Baseball All-Star Game. On September 6, 1995, Camden Yards witnessed Cal Ripken, Jr.'s record-setting 2,131st consecutive game.
Camden Yards is built at the former location of a major rail station; its name derives from the rail yards that were formerly on the site. Immediately adjacent to the current stadium is a rail station served by both the MTA light rail and MARC commuter train. The latter rail line provides direct service to Washington, D.C.
- Camden Yards Info (http://baltimore.orioles.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/bal/ballpark/bal_ballpark_history.jsp)