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As many cities are, Baltimore is extremely proud of its sports teams no matter how far in the hole the season is. With two fabulous professional teams, two NCAA Division One schools and plenty of sports bars, you won’t have any trouble finding a game to watch.
Sprint up Charles Street to catch a lacrosse game at Johns Hopkins University. Both consistently ranked in the top 20, the Blue Jays showcase both men and women’s lacrosse teams. After experiencing a bit of Maryland’s office team sport, get another dose of the Native American sport at the nearby Lacrosse Hall of Fame.
Venture on up to the outskirts of Baltimore to watch the Towson University Tigers make a name for themselves on both the lacrosse fields and football field. Once perceived as a commuter school, Towson University has become a top tier university for both athletics and academics.
Now for the big leagues: Just two blocks from Baltimore’s historic Inner Harbor lies Camden Yards. The redbrick ballpark was once home to baseball legends Babe Ruth (albeit for just five months) and, modern day ball hero, Cal Ripken Jr. Watch out for fly balls as the Baltimore Orioles soar their way through nine innings. Grab a locally brewed National Bohemian — known as Natty Boh by locals — and cheer on the O’s in this picturesque stadium.
A few blocks from Camden Yards is the purple-clad M&T Bank Stadium, home of the Baltimore Ravens. Watch the 2001 Super Bowl Champs take on the rest of the NFL. Ravens fans are some of the rowdiest in the league and for good reason. As the fans don purple body paint and gulp purple beer, cheer on stars such as linebacker Ray Lewis and free safety Ed Reed.
As far as sports bars go, you really can’t go wrong in the Greatest City in America. With the Ravens and Orioles being the pride and joy of Baltimoreans, every bar with a TV will be broadcasting the game live, no matter what the score is. Some of our favorites are Field House in the heart of Canton, Mother’s Federal Hill Grille in the yuppie neighborhood of Federal Hill and Pickles Pub across the street from Camden Yards. Pickles Pub is one of the best bars for pre- and post-games for both Ravens and Orioles fans, but of course it is also hopping during the games.