Memorial Stadium (Baltimore)

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Memorial Stadium
The Old Gray Lady of 33rd Street
The World's Largest Outdoor Insane Asylum
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Earlier names

Baltimore Stadium, Municipal Stadium, Venable Stadium, Babe Ruth Stadium

place United StatesUnited States Baltimore , Maryland
Coordinates 39 ° 19 '46 "  N , 76 ° 36' 5"  W Coordinates: 39 ° 19 '46 "  N , 76 ° 36' 5"  W.
owner City of Baltimore
operator Maryland Stadium Authority
start of building 1921
opening December 2, 1922
Extensions April 20, 1950
demolition February 15, 2002
surface race
costs $ 63.7 million
architect DeLucca-Davis / Joseph F. Hughes
capacity 53,371 seats (football, as of 1991)
View of the stadium

The Memorial Stadium was a stadium in Baltimore , Maryland . It served from 1921 to 1997 mainly as a venue for the NFL games of the Baltimore Colts and the MLB games of the Baltimore Orioles .

Two different stadiums were located here, the Baltimore Stadium or Municipal Stadium or sometimes Venable Stadium , which was called in 1922, and the multi-sport stadium Memorial Stadium , built in 1950 . The stadium was also some time Babe Ruth Stadium named in relation to the time, born in Baltimore Babe Ruth . Other nicknames for the stadium are The Old Gray Lady of 33rd Street or, mainly used for Colts games, The World's Largest Outdoor Insane Asylum .

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