History of Camden Yards

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Oriole Park at Camden Yards became the home of Baltimore’s premier baseball stadium in the spring of 1992. Construction began in 1988, with a large amount of building to be done in a short amount of time. Camden Yards covers about 85 acres of land in the heart of downtown Baltimore, just seconds from the Inner Harbor. In its early existence, the ballpark seated 48,041, and after recent expansions, can now seat 45,971. The cost of the project was nearly $110 million. It was designed by the Kansas City architectural firm of Helmuth, Obata & Kassabaum (HOK), now known as Populous, with leadership from the Orioles and the Maryland Stadium Authority.

Celebrating its 30th Anniversary, Oriole Park at Camden Yards is a state of the art facility that ranked as the top baseball stadium at the birth of its existence, and is still tops lists today. The Warehouse at Camden Yards, which runs parallel to Oriole Park, gives spectators the intimate and unique feel of the rich history downtown has to offer. With so much to do within walking distance to the ballpark for all ages, the Baltimore Orioles boast a family-friendly environment with a plethora of options, making anyone’s visit worthwhile.

30th Anniversary of Oriole Park
When Oriole Park at Camden Yards opened on April 6, 1992, a new era of Major League Baseball began. The park was brand new, but still old-fashioned. State-of-the-art, yet quaint. At less than a day old, it was already a classic. In the 30 years that have followed, Oriole Park at Camden Yards has welcomed more than 72 million fans including individuals from all 50 states and more than 100 countries. The city of Baltimore and the entire state of Maryland have derived over $10 billion in economic impact from the more than 72 million fans who have attended Orioles games over the last 30 seasons, as well as from the millions more who have participated in major concerts, festivals, meetings, tours, and community events that have been held at the ballpark.
Learn More: https://www.mlb.com/orioles/fans/30-years-at-camden-yards

Orioles announce plans for Oriole Park at Camden Yards 30th Anniversary Weekend Celebration
Returning alumni expected to attend include Hall of Famer Eddie Murray, Chris Davis, and Rick Sutcliffe
Media Release: https://www.mlb.com/orioles/press-release/press-release-orioles-announce-plans-for-oriole-park-at-camden-yards-30th-annive

Orioles to celebrate 30th anniversary season of Oriole Park at Camden Yards in 2022
The Orioles will begin the year-long celebration with festivities leading up to Opening Day, and continuing through the duration of the season
Media Release: https://www.mlb.com/orioles/press-release/press-release-orioles-to-celebrate-30th-anniversary-of-oriole-park

Next MSA Board of Directors Meeting

Tuesday, September 6, 12:00p.m.
The Warehouse at Camden Yards
Executive Conference Room
333 W. Camden St., Suite 500
Baltimore, MD  21201

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