Oriole Park at Camden Yards
Oriole Park was built in an area known as Camden Yards, the one-time railroad center. The beautiful baseball-only facility in downtown Baltimore became the official home of the Baltimore Orioles on April 6, 1992. It is state-of-the-art yet unique, traditional and intimate in design. Oriole Park blends with the urban context of downtown Baltimore while taking its image from baseball parks built in the early 20th century. Steel, rather than concrete trusses, an arched brick facade, a sun roof over the gentle slope of the upper deck, an asymmetrical playing field, and natural grass turf are just some of the features that tie it to those magnificent big league ballparks built in the early 1900s. It was the first, and thus one of the most highly praised, of the "retro" ballparks constructed during the 1990s and early 2000s.
It is only two blocks from the birthplace of baseball's most legendary hero, George Herman "Babe" Ruth. Ruth's father operated Ruth's Cafe on the ground floor of the family residence located at Conway Street and Little Paca, now center field at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
This photo was taken from my hotel room. (July 31, 2006)
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