BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Headed to a Baltimore Orioles game this year? Here’s what you need to know about Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
Camden Yards is home to the three-time World Series champion Baltimore Orioles. The stadium opened 30 years ago in 1992 at an estimated cost of $110 million. Camden Yards has a capacity of 45,971 with the installation of club level and upper deck seating.READ MORE: Montessori Public Charter School In Baltimore On Lockdown After Threat Called In
Oriole Park at Camden Yards sits adjacent to M&T Bank Stadium, home to the two-time Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens.
Orioles fans can enjoy the latest in technology, including high-definition video screens, when they visit the ballpark.
Earlier this year, the field underwent its first major change in decades with an extension of the left-field wall.
Opening Day at Oriole Park is Monday, April 11, against the Milwaukee Brewers.
First pitch is scheduled for 3:05 p.m.
The Orioles are celebrating the 30th anniversary of Oriole Park at Camden Yards in style.
To celebrate three decades in the stadium, the Orioles will sport commemorative patches on their jerseys, hold pregame ceremonies, open an exhibit on the ballpark’s history, offer special deals to fans throughout the season and give back to the Pigtown neighborhood just outside the ballpark’s famed brick walls.
Fans can enjoy $10 seats in the Eutaw Street bleachers for every home game from Monday through Thursday throughout the season, with the exception of Opening Day, scheduled for March 31, the team said. Birdland Members with full or partial season ticket packages will also get 30% discounts on concessions and merchandise, and two exclusive giveaways–a souvenir hat and a vial of dirt from the Oriole Park infield.
The Orioles Team Store will have 30th Anniversary novelties, hats, apparel and other merchandise for sale.
How To Get To Oriole Park at Camden Yards
PARKING: General parking on a day of game basis is available at Oriole Park in Lots F, G, and H.
Limited parking may also be offered in Lot B and C on a first-come, first-served basis. Cash and credit card payments are accepted at all Orioles parking lots. Off-site, over 30,000 spaces are located in garages and open lots throughout the downtown/Inner Harbor area within a short walk of Camden Yards.
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Light Rail: The light rail is available for fans to take into Oriole Park at Camden Yards. The light rail is 29.5 miles and has 33 total stops. It runs from Hunt Valley in Baltimore County to downtown Baltimore. Interactive maps to plan your trip on the light rail are available on the MTA’s website.
Metro Subway: The Metro Subway has 14 stations and runs 15.5 total miles through downtown Baltimore, from Johns Hopkins Hospital, all the way to Owings Mills.
MTA BUS: On Sunday there is a multitude of local buses that stop near Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
STADIUM BAG POLICY: No bags are allowed inside the ballpark, except for ones deemed medically necessary, such as diaper bags. In addition, clutch purses that do not exceed 5″ x 6″ are allowed.
The franchise has teamed up with Binbox Lockers, so fans who have belongings they need to store safely can rent out a locker. The bank of lockers is located at the north end of the warehouse by Gate H near the main box office and outside of Gates A and C.
To learn more, visit the team’s website.
FOOD & BEVERAGE:
Food items and non-alcoholic beverages are allowed into the ballpark, though certain rules do apply:
- All food and non-alcoholic beverages need to be stored inside a clear, plastic bag that does not exceed a gallon in size;
- Each fan is only allowed to bring one gallon-sized sealable plastic bag into the stadium;
- Food items brought into the ballpark need to be individual portions, not bulk amounts;
- A factory-sealed, plastic, non-alcoholic beverage that isn’t more than 20 ounces is allowed, but no cans and glass bottles;
- Frozen water bottles are allowed.
Gates open an hour before the game begins, but fans can only enter and exit through Gates, A, H and Homeplate Plaza, according to the team’s website. Other gates will be open on a case-by-case basis, and gate times are subject to change.
Fans are encouraged to have their tickets displayed on their mobile phones with the MLB Ballpark app to ensure a streamlined and contactless entry into the stadium.
To learn more, visit the team’s website.
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