The start of baseball season is always cause for excitement here in Baltimore, and our REALTORS® are looking forward to a strong year for the Baltimore Orioles. The first game of 2018 is right around the corner at Camden Yards, so if you're new to the Baltimore area, here's what you need to know about the upcoming Orioles season.
Oriole Park at Camden Yards
The home of the Baltimore Orioles since 1992, Oriole Park at Camden Yards – often referred to simply as Camden Yards – is nestled among the streets of Downtown Baltimore, a stone's throw from the Inner Harbor. Although the Orioles had been in Baltimore since 1954, by the late '80s, it was clear that the team had outgrown Memorial Stadium, and needed a new home.
Thus, Camden Yards was built. In many ways, it revolutionizing the design of baseball stadiums, blending cutting-edge technologies and advanced building materials with a retro look that made the stadium appear as though it had been a part of the city's landscape for decades. With brick archways, large open-air concourses and sweeping views of the Baltimore skyline, it's hard to imagine a better place to watch a ballgame alongside 45,000 of your friends and neighbors.
The Orioles played their first game at Camden Yards on April 6, 1992, and the field has hosted its share of memorable moments in the years since. The 1993 MLB All-Star Game, Cal Ripken, Jr.'s record-setting 2,131st consecutive game, Eddie Murray's 500th home run – they all happened at Camden Yards.
Baltimore Orioles Opening Game
The Baltimore Orioles' first game of the 2018 season takes place at Camden Yards on March 29, as the birds square off against the Minnesota Twins. The Orioles will be fresh out of Spring Training in Florida, and hopes are high after what many considered to be an underwhelming 2017. With new starting pitcher Andrew Cashner on the mound, and with Dylan Bundy and Kevin Gausman poised for breakout seasons, 2018 could be the Orioles' year.
Opening day is a great opportunity to see the Orioles kick off the new season on their home turf, but if you can't make it to game one, there will be plenty of exciting ballgames at Camden Yards in the coming months. The Toronto Blue Jays, Cleveland Indians, Tampa Bay Rays and Detroit Tigers are all coming to Baltimore to face the Orioles this April. Tickets are on sale now.
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