Memorial Stadium (Baltimore)

former stadium in Baltimore, Maryland, United States

Memorial Stadium was a stadium in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. The stadium was home to the National Football League (NFL) team, the Baltimore Ravens from 1996 to 1997 and was also home to the Baltimore Orioles of Major League Baseball from 1954 to 1991, as well as the Baltimore Colts from 1954 to 1983, and the Baltimore Stallions from 1986 to 1987. The stadium was demolished in 2001. In 2010 a new baseball field was built on the same site of the Memorial stadium and Cal Ripken was at the ribbon-cutting. It was nicknamed "The Old Grey Lady of 33rd Street" and "The World's Largest Outdoor Insane Asylum", for the infamous fan noise. The stadium eventually lost teams because it could not compete with other newer stadiums. There was a plaque on the stadium honoring allied soldiers in World War II. A replica now sits outside Oriole Park at Camden Yards, the new home of the Orioles. The Ravens now play in M&T Bank Stadium.

Memorial Stadium
Location900 East 33rd Street, Baltimore, Maryland
Coordinates39°19′46″N 76°36′5″W / 39.32944°N 76.60139°W / 39.32944; -76.60139
OwnerCity of Baltimore
Capacity31,000 (in 1950)
47,855 (in 1953)
53,371 (in 1991)
Opened1922 (for the first version), 1950 (for the second version)
ClosedDecember 14, 1997
Construction costUSD $6.5 million
ArchitectL.P. Kooken Company
Baltimore Orioles (minor league) (IL) (mid-season 1944-1953)
Baltimore Orioles (MLB) (1954-1991)
Bowie Baysox (Eastern League) (1993)
Baltimore Colts (AAFC/NFL) (1947-1950)
Baltimore Colts (NFL) (1953-1983)
Baltimore Stallions (CFL) (1994-1995)
Baltimore Ravens (NFL) (1996-1997)
Baltimore Bays (NASL) (1967-1968)

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Preceded by
Home of the
Baltimore Ravens

1996 – 1997
Succeeded by
Ravens Stadium at Camden Yards