Stadium Area, Camden Yards & Ridgely's Delight
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Baltimore is one of few cities with two major sports stadiums downtown. The area surrounding the stadiums is full of bars and restaurants perfect for pre-or post-game fun.

Stadium Area, Camden Yards & Ridgely's Delight

Poetic Football

With a name inspired by Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven” poem and two Super Bowl wins in their relatively short history, the Baltimore Ravens have a spirited and loyal following. Since its 1996 inception, Charm City’s NFL team has woven itself into the fabric of Baltimore life. Ravens football has become as much “Baltimore” as Maryland blue crabs or the War of 1812. The Ravens play at M&T Bank Stadium at the south point of Camden Yards in the heart of downtown Baltimore. If you plan on visiting the city during football season, a Ravens game should definitely be on your itinerary.

Take Me Out to the Ballgame

If you’re a baseball fan, you’ll want to plan a trip – or rather, a pilgrimage – to Baltimore to catch an O’s game at Oriole Park at Camden Yards, regarded as one of the most beautiful ballparks in the country with one of the best fan experiences. There’s plenty to do in and around the stadium, as well – including discovering the baseball greats immortalized in the sculpture garden, and soaking in the atmosphere of the stadium complex at night. Soak up the pre-game atmosphere at Pickles Pub across the stadium, and make baseball buddies even before the Baltimore crowd shouts “OH!!! say can you see” during the National Anthem.

Great Bambino’s Hometown

If you’re a diehard baseball fan, you already know Babe Ruth was born and raised in Baltimore, and that he was recruited by the manager of the Baltimore Orioles when he was 19 years old. In 1967, the community joined together to prevent Ruth’s historic birthplace from being demolished and converted it into the Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum, a short walk from Camden Yards. Fans will enjoy a stop there to see remnants of Babe’s childhood, like his childhood catcher’s mitt and jersey.

Did You Know?

Former Orioles MVP septuagenarian Boog Powell, who as a ballplayer used to fire up his grill during home games at his row house behind the old Memorial Stadium, has stayed connected to his team with one of the most popular food stands at Oriole Park.

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