Has it really been 20 season since that Camden Yards, home of MLB’s Baltimore Orioles, opened for business? Ryan Loy from The Patriot-News (Harrisburg, PA) takes a look at the now-seasoned stadium and its architectural influences across the industry. Read more here.
We actually resided in the Baltimore area when the stadium opened in 1992 and “Iron Man” Cal Ripken was king. Back then, a ticket to Camden was hard to come by, and we typically did our time in the nose bleed section for six years. But that’s all changed. After a 12-year hiatus, we revisted Camden last fall, and attendance was absolutely dismal. (See our slideshow below.) It was great to be able to sit right behind the home dugout, but it was pretty sad to see so few people taking in a game on such a perfect night in September.
This still beautiful stadium has definitely stood the test of two decades. We hope winning ways can bring this modern day historic ballpark back to life.