Janet Marie Smith
Janet Marie Smith’s imprint on the sport of baseball is seen by millions of people each year. As the architect/planner behind the Camden Yards ballpark, Turner Field, and renovations of Fenway Park and Dodger Stadium, she brought that intimate feel back to the ballpark experience. Her entrance into the sport was part luck, part persistence. She had no ballpark experience but knew that she could provide a unique perspective to Larry Lucchino and his crew for the Camden Yards project. This conversation covers her “non-traditional” entre into sport, the various projects she’s had the opportunity to work on, including one special project in the Dominican, and how she did it all while living in Baltimore. Yes, the entire time! Definitely another fun episode and full of information that Bobbi-Sue would never have thought about pre-podcast.
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Extra Credit Reading/Watching:
- “Champions 2017: Janet Marie Smith” (Sports Business Journal)
- “#SHORTSTOPS: JANET MARIE SMITH’S BALLPARK DESIGNS HAVE CHANGED THE LANDSCAPE OF THE GAME” (National Baseball Hall of Fame)
- “Janet Marie Smith to Assist PawSox Planning & Development Team” (MiLB)