Orioles Home Opener 2022: stadium renovation, parking, weather details

BALTIMORE, MD – The Orioles return to Baltimore on Monday for their home opener. The O’s started their season in Tampa Bay this weekend, giving up their first three games to the Rays.

The Orioles are now back in town, ready to host the Milwaukee Brewers. Bruce Zimmermann, a Originally from ellicott citywill take the mound at 3:05 p.m.

Zimmermann graduated from Loyola Blakefield High School in Towson. He will be the first Marylander to start an Orioles home opener from Tom Phoebus in 1968.

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Baltimore is in for another year of rebuilding, but fans still have rough renovations and new food options to look forward to. Here’s everything you need to know about stadium updates, transport options and weather forecasts.

What’s going on in left field?

This offseason, Oriole Park at Camden Yards underwent one of its biggest renovations ever. The team pushed their left-field fence back 26.5 feet and raised the 7-foot-4 wall to exactly 13 feet. The Maryland Stadium Authority had to remove about 1,000 seats to make this possible.

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Prior to this project, the ballpark was known as the batting oasis. Baltimore hopes the deeper fence will make home runs to left field more difficult. The intact right field wall is relatively close to home plate, which means this area will always favor the batters.

To learn more about building, read this story on MLB.com. Photos of the new outfield are released here.

How will the Ballpark celebrate its 30th anniversary?

Camden Yards opened in 1992. The ballpark’s retro-urban design earned it the nickname “the ballpark that changed baseball forever”.

The Orioles will celebrate their estate’s 30th anniversary with a historic display and ticket offers.

Among other presentations, the exhibition will feature:

  • Elements of Cal Ripken Jr.’s record 2,131st straight game, 3,000th career appearance and last game
  • The last ball and a bottle of champagne from when the Orioles won the American League East divisional title in 2014
  • The ball for the 10,000th home run in franchise history

The club will also offer discounted tickets throughout the year.

Fans can grab $10 seats in the Eutaw Street bleachers for home games Monday through Thursday. This promotion lasts all season.

Baltimore will also sell some seats at their 1992 price for a limited time. Tickets will cost $4 for bleachers and $8 for reserve seats. Boxes will be $12, $13 and $18. These are the prices since Oriole Park opened, and they will save fans 50-85%.

Camden Franks will also sell hot dogs for $1.75 in 1992. Each transaction will have a limit of two hot dogs per person.

These offers will only be available for matches played from Tuesday 12 April to Sunday 17 April. Fans must purchase their tickets online by the end of Wednesday, April 13 and enter the coupon code “1992” before choosing their seats.

Are there any new foods?

Camden Yards will welcome several new food vendors and menu items this year.

One of Baltimore’s favorite restaurants will join the lineup. Jimmy’s Famous Seafood is opening a booth in the lower lobby near Section 72. Notable options include crab spring rolls for $20 and Mo Gaba’s shrimp platter for $16.

The shrimp dish will pay tribute to late Orioles superfan Mo Gaba, a 14-year-old who died after multiple bouts of cancer. In Mo’s honor, $1 from every tray sold will benefit the John Hopkins Children’s Center.

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The Hot Corner, a spicy food stand, will be set up on the lower level behind sections 49-52. This business will sell chicken tenders and fries served with one of three sauces.

Customers can get Buffalo Tenders tossed with Frank’s RedHot aioli and topped with crumbled blue cheese. All American tenderloins will be coated in cheese sauce and Applewood bacon. Capital City Mambo Tenders will deliver a sweet and tangy flavor topped with garlic aioli. Each meal will cost $15 and come with green onions.

Fans can also purchase $16 Crab Pretzels and $14 Pepperoni Pizza Pretzels at the B&O Market on Eutaw Street.

A single burger will be available for $16 at Eutaw Street Burger Portable. Known as the Baltimore Smash, this two-patty sandwich mixes short ribs and chopped chuck. The handheld is finished with grated onions, American cheese and a special sauce.

The Baltimore Orioles pushed back the fence from their left field. Oriole Park at Camden Yards is pictured above prior to renovation. (Jacob Baumgart/Patch)

Can I bring food and drinks outside?

Fans can once again bring food and beverages outside into the ballpark. The Orioles suspended that permit in 2021, saying it was to prevent the spread of COVID-19 at bag checkpoints.

This year, all items must fit in a clear plastic bag of 1 gallon or less. Each fan is only allowed to bring one bag.

Food should come in individual portions, not in bulk.

Non-alcoholic beverages are allowed as long as they are 20 oz. less, come in a plastic bottle and are always factory sealed. Frozen water bottles are not permitted in Oriole Park.

A full list of all changes is available at This site.

Where can I park?

Anyone heading to the game can research parking options ahead of time on SpotHero.

What are the public transport options?

Fans can travel to Camden Yards on a Maryland Transit Administration bus, also known as the MTA.

Another option is the Maryland Area Rail Commuter, better known as the MARC train. Camden Station is located just outside the baseball stadium.

Local train riders can hop on the Metro SubwayLink. The closest stops are Charles Center and Lexington Market. Both are about a 10 minute walk from Camden Yards.

The Light RailLink is another possibility. This low-speed train also stops at Camden station.

To see the timetables for these modes of transport, click on here.

What’s the weather like?

the National Weather Service calls for mostly sunny skies for the home opener. Monday has a high of 63 degrees and a low of 53.

The morning can see a southerly wind between 6 and 11 mph. Gusts could reach 21 mph. Winds are expected to shift to the southeast in the evening, dropping to 5 to 7 mph.

Oriole Park at Camden Yards, pictured here, will offer several new dining options this year. (Jacob Baumgart/Patch)

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