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Why Baltimore opted not to build a waterfront stadium for the Orioles

Why Baltimore opted not to build a waterfront stadium for the Orioles

A study in the late 1980s proposed a multi-purpose stadium at Port Covington as an alternative to Oriole Park at Camden Yards.

Imagining a South Baltimore version of a waterfront facility like AT&T Park in San Francisco may not sound so bad — with Chris Davis mashing pitches into the water, rather than onto Eutaw Street.

But, one official involved in Baltimore’s stadium decision-making at that time says the location wasn’t right for the needs of the city.

“I fear, at that point in time, that a ballpark at Port Covington would have been more like Candlestick [Park] than AT&T [Park],” said Janet Marie Smith, a former Orioles...

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