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TALE OF THE TAPE

Tale Of The Tape: Camden Yards Vs. M&T Bank Stadium

Yep, Baltimore’s got it pretty good. Two franchises with a history of winning (even though one has ummm….lagged behind in recent years) &  2 modern stadiums located in downtown Baltimore that house rabid fan bases.

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The O’s rule summer & the Ravens pretty much just rule. But, let’s take a look at & compare the stadium experiences Baltimore sports fans are lucky enough to partake in all year round.

Camden Yards
M&T Bank Stadium
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(Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
(Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)
Architecture
Winner Classic architecture that ushered in a national renaissance in classic ballpark design. Nationally lauded & influential.
um, it's newish....and next to Camden Yards
Statues
Winner Retired jersey numbers & the 'Babe's Dream' statue out front. Bronze sculptures of O's greats behind the bullpen.
Johnny U statue (you've touched the shoe!); Ray Lewis statue coming soon.
Gameday Experience Outside
Dirty Water dogs & 105.7 The Fan broadcasting at Pickles Pub.
Winner Tailgating (that would be enough), Ravens Walk, 105.7 The Fan's Gameday Warehouse & Lot O
Gamedy Experience Inside
Winner Orioles recently revamped their vending & offerings. Kid friendly activities, Boogs!
Winner Cheerleaders ('nuff said)
Fans
Let's just say it ain't Memorial Stadium; hopefully more winning will dispel the 'Fenway South' nickname & chants of "Let's Go Yankees" that sometimes take over the stadium.
Winner Absolutely Rabid!
World Championships while in residence
Zero
Winner 2 Lombardi Trophys!

The Winner Is

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Winner M&T Bank Stadium
4 out of 6

While Camden Yards may be one of (if not the) most beautiful ball parks in the country, Baltimore fans are bottom line people. 2 championships make M&T Bank Stadium the winner.

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