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Orioles/Rays game Thursday cancelled due to rain

Posted on 06 March 2014 by WNST Staff



Today’s Orioles-Rays game at Ed Smith Stadium has been cancelled due to rain. There will be no makeup date. Fans holding paid tickets for today’s game may exchange their tickets for any of the remaining Spring Training games at Ed Smith Stadium, subject to availability, or obtain a refund.


Additionally, today’s OriolesREACH Food Drive to benefit All Faiths Food Bank has been rescheduled for the Thursday, March 27 game at 7:05 p.m. vs. Tampa Bay.


On non-game days, tickets may be exchanged at the stadium box office from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. On the day of a game, beginning two hours prior to game time, tickets may be exchanged for that game only at the ticket windows. Fans who would like to exchange their tickets for a prime game will be required to pay the difference in cost.


To obtain a refund for paid tickets, fans should send the original game tickets via certified mail to:


Baltimore Orioles

March 6 Spring Training Rainout

Ed Smith Stadium

2700 12th Street

Sarasota, FL 34237


The refund check for the face value of the tickets will be mailed from Baltimore within six to eight weeks. Tickets must be postmarked no later than thirty (30) days after today’s date.



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Orioles announce 2014 Spring Training schedule

Posted on 16 October 2013 by WNST Staff


                The Orioles today announced their 2014 Grapefruit League schedule, which opens Friday, February 28 with a 1:05 p.m. game in Port Charlotte against the Tampa Bay Rays. The Orioles’ home opener will be Saturday, March 1 at 1:05 p.m. against the Toronto Blue Jays. 2014 marks the fifth consecutive spring training for the Orioles in Sarasota, and the fourth in the renovated Ed Smith Stadium.

Baltimore will face eight different opponents during their 15-game home Grapefruit League campaign.  The O’s will host the Boston Red Sox and Tampa Bay Rays three times each and the Minnesota Twins, Pittsburgh Pirates and Philadelphia Phillies twice each. The Orioles will square off with the Atlanta Braves, New York Yankees and Toronto Blue Jays once each at Ed Smith Stadium.

The Orioles will play 15 games on the road during the 2014 Grapefruit League schedule. They will make four trips to play the Rays, Red Sox and Twins, two trips to play the Pirates and Yankees and one trip to play the Blue Jays and Phillies.

Fans interested in season plans or group tickets, or those wishing to receive additional spring training ticket information may call the Orioles spring training office in Sarasota at 941-893-6300.

Single game tickets for all 15 of the Orioles’ Grapefruit League Games at Ed Smith Stadium will go on sale January 25, 2014.



(opponents, locations, dates and game times subject to change)

Day                  Date                             Opponent                                       Location                                  Time

Friday                     February 28                           at Tampa Bay Rays                                      Port Charlotte                                        1:05

Saturday                March 1                                 Toronto Blue Jays                                          Sarasota                                                1:05

Sunday                   March 2                                 at Boston Red Sox                                         Fort Myers                                              1:35

Monday                  March 3                                 Minnesota Twins (ss)                                    Sarasota                                                1:05

Tuesday                  March 4                                 at New York Yankees                                    Tampa                                                    1:05

Wednesday            March 5                                 at Minnesota Twins                                      Fort Myers                                              1:05

Thursday                March 6                                 Tampa Bay Rays                                           Sarasota                                                1:05

Friday                     March 7                                 Philadelphia Phillies                                    Sarasota                                                1:05

Saturday                March 8                                 at Boston Red Sox (ss)                                  Ft. Myers                                                 1:05

                                                  Boston Red Sox (ss)                                      Sarasota                                                7:05

Sunday                   March 9                                 Pittsburgh Pirates (ss)                                  Sarasota                                                1:05

Monday                  March 10                               at Pittsburgh Pirates                                    Bradenton                                              1:05

Tuesday                  March 11                               Boston Red Sox (ss)                                      Sarasota                                                1:05

Wednesday            March 12                               Philadelphia Phillies                                    Sarasota                                                1:05

Thursday                March 13                               at New York Yankees (ss)                             Tampa                                                    1:05

Friday                     March 14                               at Minnesota Twins (ss)                               Fort Myers                                              1:05

Saturday                March 15                               New York Yankees (ss)                                 Sarasota                                                1:05

Sunday                   March 16                               at Toronto Blue Jays                                      Dunedin                                                 1:05

Monday                  March 17                               at Philadelphia Phillies (ss)                         Clearwater                                             1:05

                                                  Minnesota Twins (ss)                                    Sarasota                                                7:05

Tuesday                  March 18                               OFF DAY                                                        

Wednesday            March 19                               Tampa Bay Rays                                           Sarasota                                                1:05

Thursday                March 20                               at Pittsburgh Pirates                                    Bradenton                                              1:05

Friday                     March 21                               Atlanta Braves (ss)                                        Sarasota                                                1:05

Saturday                March 22                               at Tampa Bay Rays                                      Port Charlotte                                        1:05

Sunday                   March 23                               Pittsburgh Pirates                                         Sarasota                                                1:05

Monday                  March 24                               Boston Red Sox                                             Sarasota                                                1:05

Tuesday                  March 25                               at Minnesota Twins                                      Ft. Myers                                                 1:05

Wednesday            March 26                               at Tampa Bay Rays (ss)                               Sarasota                                                1:05

                                                  at Boston Red Sox (ss)                                  Fort Myers                                              7:10

Thursday                March 27                               Tampa Bay Rays                                           Sarasota                                                7:05


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Orioles announce franchise attendance record for Spring Training

Posted on 30 March 2013 by WNST Staff





           With today’s crowd of 7,642 for their Grapefruit League finale against the New York Mets at Ed Smith Stadium, the Orioles set a franchise record by drawing 120,455 fans for their 17 home games.  The figure also represents a new spring training season attendance record for Sarasota, a community which has held spring training since 1924.


The previous record for both the Orioles and Sarasota, set in 2011, was 115,506 in 16 home dates.


On March 14, the Orioles drew an Ed Smith Stadium record 8,797 fans for a game against the Tampa Bay Rays, one of nine sellouts this spring.


“The Baltimore Orioles are proud to shatter our spring training attendance record in 2013 at the beautifully remodeled Ed Smith Stadium,” said David Rovine, Vice President for Orioles-Sarasota. “We are grateful for the fans from the Sarasota region, the Mid-Atlantic states and beyond who came out to enjoy the ballpark and support the local charitable causes we spotlighted on game days. This new record not only demonstrates the powerful attraction of professional baseball in Sarasota, but also underscores the positive relationship that continues to grow between the Orioles and the Sarasota County community.”

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Orioles Spring Training tickets on sale Saturday

Posted on 24 January 2013 by WNST Staff

Individual tickets for all 18 of the Orioles’ spring training games at Ed Smith Stadium will go on salethis Saturday, January 26 at 10:00 a.m. It is recommended that fans purchase tickets online or by phone.


Fans interested in season tickets, five game flex-plans or group tickets, or those wishing to receive additional spring training ticket information may call the Orioles spring training office at 941-893-6300.


Spring training tickets for Orioles home games at Ed Smith Stadium may be purchased in the following ways:


THROUGH THE INTERNET: Tickets can be purchased at the Orioles’ official website,www.orioles.com/spring.


BY PHONE: Individual game tickets can be purchased by phone by calling 877-222-2802. Season, group tickets, suites and other specialty areas are available by calling 941-893-6300.


BY FAX OR MAIL: Individual game ticket orders can be faxed or mailed to the Orioles Box Office in Sarasota.  The fax number is 941-893-6375. The mailing address is 2700 12th Street, Sarasota, 34237. To request a ticket order form, call the Orioles at 941-893-6300.


AT THE PARK: Individual game tickets can be purchased in person at Ed Smith Stadium in the Left Field Ticket Office, located at 12th Street and Tuttle Avenue.  The box office will be open on January 26 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and will then be open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., from January 28 until February 8From February 11 – March 30, the box office will be open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Parking is available in the East Lot, located on 12th Street and Tuttle Avenue.


TRAVEL PACKAGE: The Orioles are offering the official Spring Training Travel Package that includes hotel accommodations, rental car, game tickets, optional airfare through Southwest Airlines and other amenities.  For more information or to order travel packages, fans should visit www.orioles.com/springtravel or call 1-800-892-7687.


The Orioles will play their first of 18 home spring training games in 2013 at Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota on Saturday, February 23 at 1:05 p.m. against the Minnesota Twins. 2013 marks the fourth consecutive spring training for the Orioles in Sarasota, and the third in the renovated ballpark.

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