Andrew Clem, Staunton, VA -- Aug 29, 2006 14:57 PM
2 visit(s). My rating: 8
It is too bad I felt obliged to boycott this fine new ballpark because of the efforts by the Orioles owner Peter Angelos to prevent Washington from getting a baseball team. The brick and wrought iron materials add to the authentic feel, and the wide concourses make it easy to get around and find what you need. The setting is truly magnificent, blending old and new features. I drove by just before the first game of the 2005 season (when I was on my way to see the Washington Nationals first-ever game), and saw a Yankees game with Jacqueline on August 8, 2006. We were sitting in the front portion of the upper deck near the foul pole. The seats were oriented toward center field, but they pivoted slightly, which was good. The roof kept us in the shade for almost the entire game, which started at 4:00. It was perfect weather, but I was not pleased by the final score: Orioles 5, Yankees 0!
James Sutton, St. Louis, MO -- Oct 09, 2006 14:51 PM
1 visit(s). My rating: 9
WOW! WOW! WOW! This is the one that started it all. When I went to this gem, it was with my cousin and his friend right before the All Star game in 1993. We saw a game between the O's and the White Sox. I didn't care about the game at all. I was all about exploring the stadium that took ballparks out of the dark ages. The visit was full of stars. With it being All Star week, we ran into so many ballplayers past and present. We also went to the homerun hitting contest. I liked it better when the contest was in the afternoon back then as opposed to night time as it is now. The biggest thrill was seeing Griffey hit the warehouse with one of his towering shots. Juan Gonzalez's homerun that hit the railing of the third deck in left field was amazing as well. Overall, the experience was even better than I imagined and can't say anything bad about this place. They did everything right. I just wish they could put together a team worthy of this palace.
Derek M, Los Angeles, CN -- Feb 18, 2010 00:31 AM
1 visit(s). My rating: 9
The only word that comes to mind is stunning. And that's Camden Yards is. Stunning. The brick exterior hearkens back the stadia of yesteryear as does the wonderful urban setting, easily accessible by rapid transit. The warehouse across the street gives the stadium an ambiance that can't be replicated anywhere else. Even our cheap seats felt close to the action and were not unreasonably priced. Strangely, Camden Yards has the feel of history behind it, something I didn't expect from a stadium that hasn't had a team make the playoffs in over a decade. Maybe its Cal Ripken, or the fact that Camden Yards brought the game back to where it should always be played. Other than maybe "The Wire," Camden Yards is the best thing to come out of Baltimore since the Star Spangled Banner.
Zach LaFleur, Fowlerville, MI -- Apr 29, 2016 16:56 PM
1 visit(s). My rating: 8
I really haven't yet been in this city yet and seen a game here, but back in the 2001 field layout, the corner in deepest left center field should read 417 ft. Also, straight away center should be 407 ft, and right center field should be 391 ft. They only tried this off centering of the diamond for one year and it was a disaster for the Orioles, so it returned to the previous dimensions, which are correct, so great job, Andrew! If this park had an organ, it would be a 10 (so I gave it an 8 for atmosphere), and they should have added seating instead of taken it away, so that is another factor in why I didn't give it a 9 or 10! They got it right the first time here in Baltimore (unlike Chicago with the new Comiskey Park which needed millions of dollars in improvements and still has too small of a playing field by now)!
Shane Schirmer, Medina, OH -- Oct 09, 2019 16:35 PM
5 visit(s). My rating: 8
Camden Yards impressed me from day one. The way they incorporated the warehouse into the design is sheer genius. Boog Powell's BBQ stand will make you ten pounds heavier, and that's just from the wonderful smell of the meat! I've visited this yard five times, and each was a wonderful experience.