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Orioles looking to upgrade Camden Yards

Posted on: September 29, 2010 8:27 pm
Camden Yards Even the best stadiums sometime need a little sprucing up -- and the Orioles are looking at renovation for Camden Yards, the Baltimore Sun reports .

Apparently the renovations are in the "conceptual stage" said Janet Marie Smith, Orioles vice president for planning and development.

"We've got some ideas that we are working on and we're kind of getting them priced out," Smith told the newspaper.

Camden Yards opened April 6, 1992, and started a revolution in ballpark design, while few of the imitators have matched the original.

Smith said the team could upgrade restaurants and bars in the stadium that allow fans to eat and drink while still watching the game.

"We're not planning to do anything radical -- just some tweaks," Smith said. "We don't want to lose any of our prime seating, and we don't want to lose any of the picturesque quality that makes Camden Yards stand out."

Smith said minor renovations could begin after this season, but nothing significant would begin until after the 2011 season, ready for the 20th anniversary of the park in 2012.
-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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