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Orioles payments to stadium authority exceed original cost of Camden Yards

Orioles payments to stadium authority exceed original cost of Camden Yards

Twenty-five years after Oriole Park at Camden Yards opened, the Orioles have paid the state $255 million in rent and admission taxes — more than the stadium's sticker price — and state officials say Maryland got a good deal even as it continues to spend $15 million a year to pay off the bonds.

Documents obtained from the Maryland Stadium Authority show Oriole Park provides the state money — and costs it money — in relatively equal amounts each year. That doesn't include the less measurable impact the stadium has on consumer spending, state tax revenues and the city's image.

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