Orioles to Open Oriole Park at Camden Yards at 25% Capacity This Season

| March 12, 2021 | 0 Comments

Baltimore Orioles press release: 

We are pleased to announce that we will be welcoming fans back to Oriole Park at Camden Yards for the 2021 season at 25 percent capacity with updated gameday policies and procedures. In partnership with Major League Baseball, the Baltimore City government, and Maryland state officials, the Orioles will also implement extensive gameday health and safety protocols, including social distancing, pod seating, a mask requirement, contactless digital ticketing and more.

The excitement of Orioles baseball will be the same, but many aspects of the gameday experience will be different. These changes are designed to keep the health and safety of our fans, employees, coaches, and players at the forefront of everything we do.

Everyone plays a key role in Gameday Health & Safety. Understanding your responsibility before arriving to Oriole Park is an important step to maximize your experience and keep everyone as confident, safe, and comfortable as possible this baseball season.

Check back often for updated information, as policies and protocols are subject to change throughout the season, especially as local, state, and federal authorities issue new guidance.

Pod Seating

Game tickets will be sold and distributed in “pods” to support physical distancing between each group of ticket holders. Fans are not permitted to move to other seats or join other groups.

Digital Ticketing

Gates will open 60 minutes prior to first pitch and fans will only be permitted to enter and exit Oriole Park only through gates A, C, F, and H. For easy and contactless entry into the ballpark, please have your tickets ready on your mobile device in the MLB Ballpark app.

Leave the Cash at Home

To limit touch points, Oriole Park at Camden Yards will now be a completely cashless ballpark. Methods of payment will be limited to Mastercard, Visa, American Express, and Discover. Cash will not be accepted at ballpark parking lots, concession stands, and box office.

Parking

Lots will open 60 minutes prior to posted game time. Purchasing parking in advance is encouraged. Methods of payment will be limited to Mastercard, Visa, American Express, and Discover.

Leave Your Bags At Home

Bags will be prohibited in Oriole Park at Camden Yards, with the exception of medically necessary items including diaper bags. Clutch purses no larger than 5″ x 7″ will be allowed.

Box Office

The Box Office will be open for ticket sales only. Will call pickup or drop off will not be available.

Stay Home If You’re Feeling Sick

If you are feeling sick, please stay home. Each ticket holder agrees to the Fan Health Promise outlined below.

No Outside Food & Beverage

No outside food or drink is allowed. Limited concessions will be available for purchase. The consumption of food and beverage in the ballpark will be permitted only at your assigned seat. Eating and/or drinking is strictly prohibited in all common areas including the concourse.

How To Stay Gameday Ready

Practice Social Distancing

Maintain physical distance of at least six (6) feet at all times, including in the parking lots.

Wear Your Mask

Face coverings must be worn properly in all areas of the Oriole Park at Camden Yards campus including parking lots and entry lines into the ballpark, except when actively eating or drinking at your designated seating location. Masks with exhalation valves and gaiters are not permitted.

Wash Your Hands

Frequently wash your hands and use hand sanitizer stations located throughout the stadium.

Reduce the Congestion

Gates will open 60 minutes prior to first pitch. Fans will be permitted to enter and exit Oriole Park only through gates A, C, G, and H.

Remember to have your mobile ticket ready to help speed up entry into the stadium.

When exiting the stadium, all fans should leave in an orderly fashion and maintain a physical distance (at least six feet) from others.

Keep the Team Safe

Autographs are prohibited this season. Please do your part to keep the team safe and do not gather near the dugout or field.

Fan Health Promise

All ticketholders must agree to the terms and conditions set forth at https://www.mlb.com/orioles/tickets/ticketback which require, in part, that neither ticketholders, accompanying minor(s) nor other accompanying parties may attend the game if within fourteen (14) days preceding the game, they have:

(1) tested positive or presumptively positive for COVID-19 or other Communicable Disease or been identified as a potential carrier of COVID-19 or other Communicable Disease; OR

(2) experienced any symptoms commonly associated with COVID-19 or other Communicable Disease (e.g., a fever of 100.4⁰F or higher, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, chills, repeated shaking, muscle pain/achiness, headache, sore throat, loss of taste or smell, nasal congestion, runny nose, vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue, or any other symptoms associated with COVID-19 identified by the CDC); OR

(3) been in close contact as defined by the CDC (15 or more minutes in a 24-hour period regardless of mask wearing by either person) with any person who is confirmed or suspected of being infected with COVID-19 or other Communicable Disease.

Please note: According to the CDC, older adults and people of any age with serious underlying medical conditions may be at higher risk of death or severe illness from COVID-19. All guests should evaluate their risk in determining whether to attend a game.

To help maintain physical distancing guidelines, ticketholders must also agree that they will not sell, transfer, or otherwise provide any of their game tickets to anyone other than family with whom they have been sheltering (or other trusted acquaintances), unless selling, transferring, or otherwise providing all such tickets (i.e., the full pod of tickets) to one party.

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