Maryland Stadium Authority checking out Camden Yards after earthquake
The Maryland Stadium Authority is inspecting Camden Yards and the Warehouse after Tuesday afternoon's earthquake.
Michael Frenz, executive director of the MSA, said he and a structural engineer were checking the facilities. They started with M&T Bank Stadium because the Ravens host the Washington Redskins in a preseason game Thursday. They planned to then go to Camden Yards, followed by the Warehouse and Camden Station.
“We’re just prioritizing it that way because of the timing of the events," Frenz said. "There is no reason to believe there is any damage, but they do a visual inspection and then they look a little more closely to make sure there is no structural damage.
“There is no visible damage. We have a structural engineer on site currently inspecting the structural integrity. First, he and his company are doing M&T Bank Stadium, and then Oriole Park because they have a series against the Yankees that starts [Friday]. Then they are going to go to the Warehouse and Camden Station.
“This is certainly a precautionary measure, but is seems appropriate given the magnitude of the earthquake," Frenz added. “There is no reason [to believe] it’s not safe, but we have a lot of people coming in, so we want to make sure we’re protecting public safety and the real estate asset.”
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