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It is also half the name of the current home of the Baltimore Orioles American League, its name is Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
The first field specifically called Oriole Park was built in a square block bounded by 10th Street (later 29th), York Road (Greenmount latest one), 9th Street (later 28th) and Barclay. This served as the home of major league American Association entry only briefly, during 1890 and part of 1891. Read the rest of this entry »
The stadium opened in 1997 as Jack Kent Cooke Stadium, in honor of the recently deceased owner of the team, and the stadium site was known as Raljon. Before the stadium was built, the Wilson Farm was there.
The name “Raljon” is a portmanteau of Jack Kent Cooke’s sons’ first names – “Ralph” and “John.” Notably, Cooke was even able to register Raljon with the United States Postal Service as a legal alternate address for the 20785 zip code of Landover, Maryland, in which the stadium is located, and went to some lengths to require media to use Raljon in datelines from the stadium.
Location 1600 FedEx Way, Landover, Maryland 20785 The stadium has five levels – the Lower Level, the Club Level, the Lower and Upper Suite Levels, and the Upper Level. The Lower, Club, and Upper Levels are all named after important figures of the Redskins, NFL, and Washington, D.C. area. Read the rest of this entry »