by Baltimore Orioles
We are certainly aware that, particularly on well-attended games, it is often difficult for fans (and staff) to utilize their mobile devices to their fullest capability. We are currently working with the Maryland Stadium Authority on ways in which to improve this issue and hope to have a resolution later this season which will allow fans to see a dramatic improvement in their phone's signal strength and mobile capabilities at Oriole Park.
We remind fans while at the ballpark to check-in to MLB At the Ballpark, a free app from MLB, in which fans can win special items/offers or receive special discounts just for logging in.
There are many cost-saving methods that we currently offer, including purchasing tickets in advance, multi-game ticket packages such as the Legends Celebration Series, and our Free Birthday Ticket offer. We also have offered certain promotions surrounding special events such as the All-Star Game voting in which we have incentivized participation with discounts on tickets and plan to provide similar offers in the future. We do not have any plans in the immediate future for Groupon-like ticket offers.
Ballpark Naming Rights:
While the Orioles do have the right to sell the naming rights to Oriole Park at Camden Yards, we have absolutely no intention of doing so. The ballpark's name, and the fact that it has never been for sale, is one of the elements which fans and citizens of Baltimore and all of Maryland find most endearing. In this day and age when anything and everything seems to be for sale, we have drawn a line so as not to over-commercialize the ballpark experience or the ballpark itself.
Some of you have indicated that you wish to see the Scalp-Free Zone return to the ballpark. The loosening of restrictions by the Baltimore City Council regarding the sale of event tickets within the City limits made this area obsolete. No longer is it necessary for the ballclub to operate a location where fans can sell tickets for up to face value since this is now legal in Baltimore City near the Camden Yards property.
On a related note, season plan holders have until 3 hours before the scheduled first pitch of any game to exchange their tickets for one of 60+ games this season, so it may be a preference for them to exchange their tickets rather than re-sell them. This exchange can be done at the box office windows or via phone.
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