Step Inside: Oriole Park at Camden Yards – Home of the Orioles

Home of the Baltimore Orioles

Nestled a few blocks west of the iconic Inner Harbor in downtown Baltimore, Oriole Park at Camden Yards has been home to the Baltimore Orioles since the team moved from Memorial Stadium in 1992.

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Oriole Park At Camden Yards History

When the Orioles played at Memorial Stadium, it was one of many stadiums used by a Major League Baseball team throughout the 1950s to 1980s that housed multiple sports franchises. Once the Baltimore Colts moved to Indianapolis in 1984, talks about moving the Orioles to a different stadium began. Architectural firm HOK Sport was hired and, after working with Baltimore-based firm Ashton Design, a retro ballpark with modern amenities style was signed off on. This began a movement across the league, as many current stadiums are modeled after this ballpark style.

Camden Yards opened in 1992 and hosted the MLB All-Star Game in 1993. On September 6, 1995, the stadium was the site of one of the most famous feats in MLB history, as Cal Ripken Jr. broke Lou Gehrig’s consecutive games played streak with his 2,131st consecutive game played. Exactly one year later, Eddie Murray hit his 500th home run at the park.

The stadium underwent renovations in 2008 and 2012, when new video boards were installed, concourses were widened, food concessions were expanded, party suites were added, and more. The team has added elements to the stadium that highlight Baltimore’s history, such as the replica of the B&O Railway Warehouse canopy. The left field fences were moved back in 2022.

Oriole Park at Camden Yards has also been home to other exciting events, such as the Birdland Music Summer Series, where concerts took place after home games. Brett Young, DJ Diesel (Shaquille O’Neal), and Andy Grammer performed in 2023, while Billy Joel held the first concert at the stadium back in 2019. Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band is slated to play a show at the stadium in September 2024. Pope John Paul II celebrated mass at Camden Yards in 1995.

Parking and Admission at Oriole Park at Camden Yards

Oriole Park is easily accessible by car. Parking lots around the stadium open an hour before gates open. Tailgating is not permitted. It is suggested to purchase parking ahead of time, as the Oriole lots are permit only. A limited number of general parking spaces may be available on a game-by-game basis in lots B/C, F, G, and H. Those are available on a first-come, first-served basis. You can only pay for those lots by credit card. There are over 30,000 garage and lot spots off-site within one mile of the stadium that you can choose to park in.

Accessible parking spots are located in lots A and B and are also on a first-come, first-served basis. You can also take mass transit to the stadium by utilizing buses, light rails, or subways.

The stadium has a bag policy which states clear plastic bags no larger than 12” x 6” x 12” are allowed, as are clutches or fanny packs no larger than 5” x 7”. Diaper bags, one-gallon plastic Ziploc bags, and bags for medical devices are also permitted. You can also rent a locker for free if you happen to bring a bag that is not permitted.

Oriole Park at Camden Yards Capacity & Seating Options

Oriole Park at Camden Yards’ seating capacity is 44,290. There are specialty seats, including the left field Bird Bath Splash Zone, where tickets start at $25, regular seating on three levels of the stadium, club level seats, and suites. The Home Plate Club is new and is on the club level behind home plate. You get a private dining area, an all-inclusive full-service Chef’s Table, and a private cash bar. Fans can also select single game suites or more exclusive suite packages. Amenities include private bathrooms, climate-controlled interior seating, HD TVs on the balconies, and more. Party suites can fit 50 to 75 guests and come with tickets and six parking passes on top of the previously mentioned amenities.

What are the best seats at Oriole Park at Camden Yards?

The best seats at Oriole Park At Camden Yards vary depending on the event and personal preferences. Check out Oriole Park At Camden Yards seating charts and find your favorite seat today.

Food & Beverage Options at Oriole Park at Camden Yards

The cuisine of the Baltimore area is seen throughout the stadium as crab cakes, shaved ribeye cheesesteaks, Old Bay fries, and more are found at the park. The Orioles have an affordable All-Star Menu where hot dogs, popcorn, soft pretzels, Cracker Jacks, peanuts, and select drinks only cost $4.10. There are concession stands on all levels, where you can find favorites such as chicken tenders, hamburgers, nachos, craft and domestic beers, soda, water, and more. A trip to the stadium isn’t complete without a stop at Boog’s BBQ, located on Eutaw Street in right field. Fans can enjoy copious amounts of barbecue like pit turkey, pulled pork, pit beef, and more.

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