Bursting with rich history and several family-friendly attractions, Baltimore, Maryland, is one of the nation’s best cities to visit. Whether you’re going on a quick weekend getaway or you’re taking a lengthy vacation, make a home-run play this fall by taking the family to Oriole Park at Camden Yards to see the Baltimore Orioles in action. The legendary winners of three World Series Championships, the Orioles know how to entertain their fans.
Oriole Park at Camden Yards: A Real Game-Changer
Baltimore’s newest stadium, Oriole Park at Camden Yards, was completed in 1992. For decades ballparks had been built as multi-purpose venues, designed to accommodate other events during the baseball off-season. Not this one. Often acknowledged as the first “retro” stadium, Oriole Park at Camden Yards was one of the first baseball stadiums to revert back to the traditional ballpark atmosphere.
It’s quaint look and character-filled stands return fans to the old-fashioned baseball days of long ago. Because of this atmosphere, it’s one of the best stadiums to catch a game in, whether you’re a die-hard Oriole’s fan or not. Surrounded by historic downtown neighborhoods, and only two blocks from Babe Ruth’s birthplace, this fan-friendly stadium truly celebrates the legacy of baseball. Join in the 2012 celebration with tens of thousands of others Birds fans, and cheer on the Orioles as they celebrate twenty years of baseball in this incredible ballpark.
A Place Where Records are Made—and Broken
This legendary stadium is also home to several world-record plays. Oriole Park at Camden Yards is the field where Cal Ripken Jr. played his 2,131st consecutive game in September of 1995—beating the record formerly held by Lou Gehrig. You can also see the special orange seat that designates where Eddie Murray hit his 500th homerun in 1996.
Follow these tips to have a great baseball experience in Maryland:
- Make a day of it: Arrive in Baltimore early and soak up the pre-game excitement at one of the local pubs or restaurants.
- Plan ahead for transportation: Birds fans love their baseball, so crowded streets and traffic jams are almost a guarantee. Try to arrive early and beat the rush.
- Get to know the team: If you’re in from out-of-town, take a look at the roster and familiarize yourself (and your family) with the team’s best players.
Whether this is your first or your fortieth Oriole’s game, the retro stadium and exciting atmosphere make every game a special experience.
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We’re located in Glen Burnie, MD, only five minutes from the BWI Airport. Plus, we provide free pickup and delivery services for our car rentals to and from the airport. Better yet, our location is less than ten miles from Oriole Park at Camden Yards, giving you a fast and convenient way to catch the game. Whether you’re looking for a compact, mid-size or full-size rental car, GBA Car Rentals has the perfect fit for you. Contact us at 410-761-5599 to reserve a car rental or a van rental today.