The Orioles play their home games at Oriole Park at Camden Yards, located in Baltimore, Maryland. When filled to capacity, Oriole Park holds nearly 46,000 baseball fans. A newer park built to resemble the playing fields of the old days, Camden Yards is also home to Sports Legends, an interactive tour of Maryland sports heritage. The Baltimore Orioles dugout is on the first base line of Oriole Park in front of sections 22-26. If you’re in the area early enough, you can also take a tour of Oriole Park at Camden Yards which visit the dugout, the press level, the JumboTron control room, and the suite level.
The ballpark in downtown Baltimore is filled with O’s fans for most weekend games, and getting to Oriole Park is a breeze. The light rail runs often and drops you off just steps from the park’s entrance, and you can park and ride from more than 30 different areas. The subway metro also runs to the stadium and there are many parking options all around the Inner Harbor area. If you’re driving to the game, there are many parking lots around the park because of its proximity to the Ravens’ M&T Bank Stadium. If you’re looking for the cheapest spots, parking in lots F, G, and H costs $8 and Lots B, C, and D are $10.
Orioles Park is one of the best ballparks in the country for viewing a baseball game, and there are many seating options depending on your preferences. Field boxes from Section 20 to 54 are among the most coveted seats in the stadium and provide the closest view of the action, stretching from first to third including right behind home plate. The Lower Box and Terrace Box tickets also provide a great field-level view of the game for a good price. There is a standing room only section in right field, and it’s also a good place to hang out if you’re looking to catch that home run ball.
Taking the family to the ballpark? Children under the age of 2 can get into Camden Yards without a ticket – but must sit in a parent or guardian’s lap for the duration of the game. Autographs are permitted until 45 minutes before the first pitch, so get there early if your child wants that baseball signed. Kids’ Corner is located near Gate C, and has a climb and play area, moon bounce, speed pitch, and much more to entertain kids throughout their time at the park.
If you’re looking to grab a bite before going to the game, there are lots of good options near the stadium. If you are looking for a great sports bar try Henninger’s Tavern, HomeSlyce 336, or Sliders Bar & Grill. Barbeque fans should check out Harborque, or Midtown BBQ & Brew. Of the dozens of good Italian food restaurants close to Camden Yards, we recommend Sotto Sopra, La Tavola, or Pasticcio. The Inner Harbor area is filled with great bars and restaurants to enjoy before walking over to the game.
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The Orioles fell just short in 2013 after making the postseason in 2012 for the first time in 15 years, but they’ve added some key pieces in the offseason to help content for the divisional crown this season. If you’re looking to check out some of the biggest games of the year, the Red Sox will face the Orioles June 10-12 in Baltimore. The Yankees come into Camden not too long after that, from July 11-13. Both the Yankees and Sox bring a huge fan base with them, and there are no two teams that Orioles fans like beating than their neighbors from the north.
The Orioles and Nationals have built a brand new rivalry is known as the Beltway Series, or the Battle of the Beltways. After relocating from Montreal in 2005, the Washington Nationals were in need of some new rivals. The proximity of the two towns made the Orioles a perfect fit, and in 2006 the rivalry was born. Since then both teams have risen from the middle of the pack to the elite teams in their respective leagues. The Nats will be at Oriole Park for a two-game series on July 9-10.
Other interesting series in the upcoming months include a midweek 3-game set against the Detroit Tigers. Miguel Cabrera’s Tiger’s will be at Camden May 12-14, and they are the favorites to win the AL going into the 2014 season. Tampa Bay will also be in Baltimore for a weekend series from June 27-29.