Oriole Park at Camden Yards

The First Retro-Style Ballpark
[Your] construction expertise and…dedication to meaningful equal employment opportunity and community relations are key elements of the success of the Camden Yards Ballpark.
Alison L. Asti, Executive Director, Maryland Stadium Authority
Location: 
Baltimore, Maryland
Client: 
Maryland Stadium Authority
Architect: 
Populous
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Contract Value: 
$56,100,000
Size: 
1,000,000 Square Feet
Year Completed: 
1992
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Home to the Baltimore Orioles, the nationally-acclaimed Oriole Park at Camden Yards is a venue that incorporates the best of the old and new in its design. Widely known as the first retro-style ballpark, it inspired the design of 17 additional ballparks and was the first-ever sports facility to earn the American Institute of Architect’s top design honor.

Oriole Park at Camden Yards is an open-air ballpark located in downtown Baltimore. It features retail, concessions, locker rooms, 5,000 club-level seats with nearby amenities, and 75 skyboxes, as well as on-site parking for 5,000 cars. Due to its close proximity to several historic sites, the ballpark incorporates itself contextually into its surroundings. Designed by Populous (formerly HOK Sport), the ballpark’s red brick façade, archways, and steel frame blend in with the surrounding neighborhood. To prevent the venue from overpowering the surrounding community, its upper level was eliminated from the original plans, and its first level is set 18 feet below grade. 

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