Orioles Park at Camden Yards (Baltimore)

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Orioles Park at Camden Yards (Baltimore)

Postby Edgy MD » Tue Sep 05, 2017 11:04 am

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There's not a bad seat in the house in this ballpark. The tickets are reasonably priced and the crowds are friendly even to fans of the visiting team.
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Re: Orioles Park at Camden Yards (Baltimore)

Postby Frayed Knot » Tue Sep 05, 2017 11:45 am

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Edgy MD wrote:There's not a bad seat in the house in this ballpark.


Yeah there are.
There are some oddly angled seats in various spots (LF corner as I recall and other spots as well) where the action is mostly taking place at a 45 degree angle from the way you're facing.
It's mostly good, but as the first of the 'retro' parks there are some spots where it seems like architecture decisions won out over baseball conditions.
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Re: Orioles Park at Camden Yards (Baltimore)

Postby Edgy MD » Tue Sep 05, 2017 11:57 am

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I've done OK in the left field corner. Had a buncha 7-Liners there with me and they weren't complaining in their section.

I admit I haven't tried the rightfield side. I guess it's important to amend "not a bad seat in the house" with the qualifier that I haven't literally sat in every seat.
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Re: Orioles Park at Camden Yards (Baltimore)

Postby HahnSolo » Tue Sep 05, 2017 12:06 pm

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If you've never been, walk in front of the warehouse beyond the RF wall...they have small baseball sized plaques for all HRs hit up there since the park's inception.
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Re: Orioles Park at Camden Yards (Baltimore)

Postby themetfairy » Tue Sep 05, 2017 12:09 pm

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Frayed Knot wrote:
Edgy MD wrote:There's not a bad seat in the house in this ballpark.


Yeah there are.
There are some oddly angled seats in various spots (LF corner as I recall and other spots as well) where the action is mostly taking place at a 45 degree angle from the way you're facing.
It's mostly good, but as the first of the 'retro' parks there are some spots where it seems like architecture decisions won out over baseball conditions.


That's what I recall as well - seats that were angled away from the action on the diamond.
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Re: Orioles Park at Camden Yards (Baltimore)

Postby Benjamin Grimm » Tue Sep 05, 2017 12:50 pm

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I've been there twice, once back in 1992 when it was a new and much-talked about ballpark, and also back when I was still willing to attend a game that didn't involve the Mets. The second time was in 2010, to see the Mets play. I think Hisanori Takahashi was the starting pitcher for the Mets. What struck me about that second visit was how few food options there were in the grandstands. There were a lot of options out in center field, but if you wanted to find something close to your seat it was pretty much the standard fare of hot dogs and nachos. I don't know if that's still the case.


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