An 85-acre complex like Camden Yards has a lot of gateways. When 70,000+ people (many of them out-of-towners) descend upon us for a football game or Grand Prix event, we like to let them know where they are and where they are going. So our partnership with the Gwynns Falls Trail — the 13 mile hiker-biker passage from I-70 to the Inner Harbor — helps us welcome guests to our complex, teach them a little history of the site, and direct them to public transportation terminals and spending opportunities downtown.
This large addition to the existing kiosk at Warner and Ostend tells the story of the Camden Yards rail yard that anchored the industrial area where the sports complex now stands. It also indicates the overpasses that will take visitors to Federal Hill or the Inner Harbor. With all the visitors arriving by bus, train, auto, cycle, or on foot, this wayfaring sign is just what we need to let everyone know that Camden Yards is still a transportation crossroads and a convenient place to attend an event. It’s also a very interesting place to visit and learn about Baltimore’s industrial heritage.