Nestled between the city of Brotherly Love and the nation’s Capital as well as the birthplace of Olympians Michael Phelps, professional baseball icons Cal Ripken, Jr. and Babe Ruth along with many more, Charm City boasts an atmosphere and sports culture deep in its roots.
Baltimore is a sports town through and through – home to four professional sports teams, one of the longest running sports traditions in U.S. history, the Preakness Stakes, one of the leading fitness wear makers in the country, Under Armour, and some of the greatest athletes in the world. So it’s no surprise that some of the biggest sports meeting and convention groups choose Baltimore, such as USA Dance, USA Fencing, US Lacrosse, and the American Tennis Association.
The City of Baltimore knows a thing or two about sports, and a community that supports them. With venues such as the Royal Farms Arena, Baltimore Convention Center, Oriole Park and Camden Yards, M&T Bank Stadium and several parks around the city including Rash Field in the iconic and historic Inner Harbor, there is a space that meets all needs for event organizers.
“Baltimore sports fans are very passionate about their home teams, and we love to share that passion with visitors,” said President and CEO of Visit Baltimore Al Hutchinson. “Camden Yards is one of the most beautiful baseball stadiums in the world, and Orioles games are a perfect outing for the whole family. Fans from Boston and New York often follow their team on the road to Baltimore and stay to explore the city before or after the games.”
Although Baltimore has a large focus on the Orioles and the Ravens, one cannot forget the impact Charm City has for its youth and recreational sports. Several fun runs, 5ks, half and full marathons are run through the diverse and unique neighborhoods of Baltimore, where athletes from across the country can take in the culture of all that Baltimore has to offer.
To learn more about the City of Baltimore and its local attractions, please visit their website for more information.
*Preakness photo c/o Maryland Jockey Club; Camden Yards photo c/o Kevin Moore Photography; Baltimore Running Festival Photo c/o pic2go.