People all around the world took notice as this stadium won every award there was for best ballpark, best architecture, best new stadium, etc... Keep in mind this was 1988. Most ballparks being built around this time were like the Reds old Spring Training ballpark, Plant City Stadium or perhaps even worse... the Prince William Cannon's "Pfitzner Stadium" in Potomac Woodbridge Virginia. Horrible aluminum grandstands that look like they belong in a high school and not professional Minor League Baseball. This stadium was downright groundbreaking ... and it would be the reason why the Baltimore Orioles would contact HOK/Populous to build their famous new stadium at Camden Yards.