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An Interview with Ballpark Designer Janet Marie Smith

Ballpark designer Janet Marie Smith is known for her work on the design and construction of Camden Yards, her role senior vice president of planning and development for the Los Angeles Dodgers, and overseeing the preservation and expansion of Fenway Park from 2002-2009.  Now she’s working along side former Boston Red Sox executive Larry Lucchino planning the site for the future Worcester Red Sox (Triple-A, International League).  Read more here.

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Camden Yards Ranked #1 for 2016

Baltimore Orioles Cartoon Logo 2012For the third consecutive year, Oriole Park at Camden Yards was ranked No. 1 MLB Ballpark Experience by Stadium Journey.  Read more here.

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Janet Smith on San Antonio Ballpark: Take Time, Do It Right

Colorado Springs Sky Sox LogoIf San Antonio leaders want to hit one out of the park with a proposed downtown stadium, they first need to determine what type of development they want around such a new stadium, and how much investment they can expect to attract to a given site, so says big league architect and urban planner Janet Smith.  Read more here.

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Team and State Officials Begin to Explore Camden Upgrades

Baltimore Orioles Cartoon Logo 2012The Baltimore Orioles are considering updates to Oriole Park at Camden Yards, the 23-year-old stadium still celebrated for its retro charm and historic B&O Warehouse as the right field backdrop.  Read more here.

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In an Unprecedented Move, Orioles Will Play in Empty Ballpark Today

Baltimore Orioles Cartoon Logo 2012With Baltimore under a nighttime curfew and police and National Guard troops deployed across the city after a night of riots, the Baltimore Orioles will close the gates to Oriole Park at Camden yards to the public for its game Wednesday against the Chicago White Sox.  Read more here.

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Protest Rally Forces Orioles to Close Gates to Keep Fans Safe

Baltimore Orioles Cartoon Logo 2012The Baltimore Orioles closed the gates at Oriole Park late Saturday night and forced fans to remain inside for their own safety as violent protesters continued to menace the area around the ballpark, causing both consternation and understanding in the stadium concourses.  Read more here.

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Home of Martha’s Vineyard Sharks Getting Makeover

Martha's Vineyard Sharks Alternative LogoThe home for the summer collegiate Martha’s Vineyard Sharks (Futures Collegiate Baseball League) is getting a few upgrades before the season begins in June, including installation of lights and stadium-style seating from Camden Yards, home of the Baltimore Orioles.  Read more here.

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