Whether you’re a fan of baseball, basketball, boxing, or football, rest assured that Baltimoreans probably love it too.
Baltimore is an awesome place for sports fans because the city has made an impact in so many different sports. We’re home to Super Bowl XLVII champions, the Baltimore Ravens, to the influential Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
Whether you want to delve into sports history, have a tailgating experience like any other, or catch a game, you can do it at these sports-fan-approved attractions in Baltimore.
Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards
A part of the Camden Yards Sports Complex, Oriole Park at Camden Yards is one of the most recognized ballparks in the nation. The Major League Baseball (MLB) ballpark is home to the renowned Baltimore Orioles. If you’re visiting during baseball seasons, be sure to catch a game!
How can I buy Orioles tickets?
Easy! They sell single-game tickets, multi-game flex plans, and season passes on their website. While it is encouraged that you purchase tickets online before the game, there are limited tickets available for purchase at the box office on the day of.
Can I get behind the scenes at Oriole Park?
You sure can! Use their website to schedule a tour of the park, often led by an enthusiastic and well-informed guide. You’ll get to see what goes on at Camden Yard beyond the game on the field, get to explore the press box and scoreboard control room, see the field from club level seats, and even take a walk in the dugout.
Don’t forget to stop by the bronze statue of ‘The Iron Man’ Cal Ripken, Jr. It’s the work of Maryland-based artist Antonio Mendez and depicts the legend in action while wearing his Orioles uniform.
There’s a statue at Camden Yards titled Babe’s Dream; the bronze statue was erected in 1995 and is the work of Susan Luery, a Baltimore-based artist. There’s a slight error on the statue that Baltimoreans love to point out: Ruth threw with his left hand but has a right-handed fielder’s glove on the statue.
Five minutes away, you’ll find the Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum which is housed in the actual birth home of the sports legend.
Not only will you be able to see the upstairs bedroom where he was born, but you’ll also see thousands of artifacts and memorabilia that remain from his amazing life.
If you’re at Camden Yards, try to stop by the museum too and make a day of it.
Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium
Home to the Baltimore Ravens, M&T Bank Stadium is one of the most visited sports attractions in Baltimore. Football aficionados come from far and wide to this distinguished landmark to catch a game, go on a tour, or even just to tailgate in the parking lot.
The football stadium is one of the more modern, state-of-the-art establishments of its kind. There are 100-foot wide, 24-foot high HD RavensVision video screens and high-definition screens at the entrances filled with information, stats, highlights, and more. With over 8,000 club seats and 128 suites, the stadium can hold over 70,000 visitors.
Can I buy Ravens tickets at the stadium on game day?
Sadly, the M&T Bank Stadium ticket office does not sell tickets directly on game day. You can purchase tickets there, in person, before game day. Or you can purchase them easily online. Ticketmaster is the official marketplace of the NFL.
Tailgate parties offer some of the most memorable experiences on game days! The entire city can be found coated in purple as tailgaters heat to the M&T Bank Stadium parking lot hours before game time. The RavensWalk between parking lots B and C are lined with good stalls, live music, and makeshift bars, and will lead you straight to the party.
Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course
Since its opening in 1870, the Pimlico Race Course has risen to fame as one of the most notable thoroughbred horse racetracks in the nation. The establishment has a capacity of over 120,000 people, including the infield, and has stables for over 1,000 horses.
What is the most famous event at the Pimlico Race Course? The annual Preakness Stakes, of course! Usually in May, the event is the second leg of the Triple Crown and there are different events for over a week. Infield Day is a non-stop party with live musical performances, you can get autographs from jockeys, and much more.
Baltimore Blast at SECU Arena
The multi-purpose SECU Arena can be found on the Towson University Campus and is home to the Baltimore Blast professional indoor soccer team as well as the Towson Tigers sports teams.
The 5,200-seat arena opened in 2013 and has four private suites, 104 court side seats, and 340 club seats. In addition to all of the sporting events, the arena has also been used for concerts by Juicy J, Backstreet Boys, and Gavin DeGraw.
How can you purchase tickets to the next Baltimore Blast match at SECU Arena? The Baltimore Blast professional indoor soccer team spent years at the Royal Farms Arena before moving to the SECU Arena. The ten-time MISL (Major Indoor Soccer League) champions are a sight to see and you can purchase individual, SkySuite, and seasonal tickets on their website.
Baltimore Burn at Eugene “Utz” Twardowicz Field (Patterson Park)
The Baltimore Burn is a Women’s American football team that is a part of the Women’s Tackle Football League. While they used to play at Art Modell Field, they switched over to Eugene “Utz” Twardowicz Field in Baltimore’s Patterson Park in 2013.
The Burn, as the team is lovingly called, is the oldest women’s’ football team in Baltimore. They’ve got games throughout the season against rivals such as the DMV Lady Knights Football, South Carolina Dames, and the Hampton Roads Lady Gators.
The team is constantly involved in community events and you can get those updates, as well as purchase tickets for their games, on their website.