The Orioles announced Monday that they will honor the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) Men’s Basketball team in a special pregame ceremony on Friday, April 20 prior to the 7:05 p.m. ET game against the Cleveland Indians. The UMBC Retrievers captured the nation’s attention, and made Baltimore proud, as they became the first ever 16-seed in men’s basketball to defeat a 1-seed with their win over the University of Virginia in the first round of this year’s NCAA Tournament.
In addition to honoring the men’s basketball team, the Orioles will host UMBC Pride Night, the first of this season’s University Pride Night series. Students, alumni, and supporters of UMBC are invited to cheer on the Orioles and celebrate the Retrievers at Oriole Park. Fans who purchase a UMBC Pride Night ticket package at www.orioles.com/UMBC will receive a game ticket and an Orioles cartoon bird cap featuring UMBC’s colors and a Retrievers logo on the side. UMBC Pride Night ticket packages are extremely limited and are expected to sell out.
Friday nights are also Student Nights at Oriole Park. Any student with a valid student ID may purchase a Left Field Upper Reserve ticket for only $10 at every Friday home game, including April 20, during the 2018 regular season. Tickets must be purchased at the Box Office ticket windows at Oriole Park in advance or on the day of the game, subject to availability.