Stadium Authority Approves Populous and Gilbane to Lead Oriole Park Improvements

Populous, a globally-recognized sports architecture firm, has been chosen to lead the design team that will make hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of capital improvements to Oriole Park at Camden Yards.

The Maryland Stadium Authority voted on Tuesday to approve the selection of the Kansas City-based sports design firm to be the lead architect for approximately $400 million worth of upgrades that the state agreed to fund at the 32-year-old ballpark if the Orioles signed a 15-year lease, which they did last year. The agreed-upon figure was $600 million, but officials say that translates to about $400 million worth of actual improvements after legal fees and other soft costs are taken out.

Populous’s associate architect will be Adams Design Group of Baltimore, a minority business enterprise founded by Derrick Adams, who attended the meeting.