Oriole Park at Camden Yards – Preserving a Sense of Baseball History

Oriole Park pic

Oriole Park
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  A firefighter in Fort Worth, Texas, Chris Ledford strives to protect lives through putting out fires and assisting patients as a first responder. In responding to Fort Worth-area emergency calls, he handles issues ranging from highway accidents to power outages. A longtime baseball fan, Chris Ledford has visited half of the Major League ballparks across the country and intends to visit them all.

One of the most storied ballparks is Oriole Park at Camden Yards, which was completed in 1992 and brought back a sense of old-fashioned craftsmanship to America’s open-air stadiums. An antidote to the era of multipurpose stadiums such as the Astrodome, the ballpark effectively combined contemporary technologies with an authentically retro atmosphere.

One of the major draws of Oriole Park is its location in a well-preserved Baltimore neighborhood. The property includes the historic B&O Warehouse, situated beyond right field. Completed in 1905, the warehouse is the longest building on the East Coast and currently houses the baseball team’s offices, as well as kitchen and banquet facilities.