• Jul

    All-you-can-eat at Camden Yards

    I don’t know about you, but when I get a rare night to take the family to Camden Yards, I’m looking for ways to limit the damage to the wallet.


    Now don’t get me wrong, I understand ballpark prices are going to be expensive, just like I understand I’m going to pay a ridiculous amount of money for a soda, popcorn, and some snowcaps at the movies.


    It’s not so much the original cost of the hotdog, soda, and maybe some fries that gets me, it’s the constant munchies throughout the game that adds up. Somebody wants some nachos then peanuts, and then of course they’re thirsty again.


    Well, the Orioles have solved all of that by offering the all-you-can-eat club level seats. Last night I took my wife and three kids to the all-you-can-eat buffet and let me tell you, it was the most relaxed I’ve been at the game with my family.


    Not only was Daniel Cabrera mowing through batters, but the kids just got up and walked back and got whatever they wanted throughout the game. They had hot dogs, nachos, peanuts, and of course ice cream sandwiches.


    When they got thirsty, they got a soda. Got the munchies? More nachos, peanuts or maybe another hot dog. Want another ice cream? Go for it. In fact, my 11-year old son Matt ended up eating seven ice cream sandwiches on the night. Additional cost to me? Zero.


    On top of it, you get a left field club level seat which is protected by a roof to keep the weather away and all the other bonuses that come with the seats like short walks to the bathroom, air conditioned area to sit in and watch the game for a bit if it’s too hot, and no lines.


    Tickets are $40 in advanced and $45 on the day of the game.  They may be higher on prime games.


    Considering the cheapest club box seat you can get is $40 anywhere else, this is pretty good deal if you ask me.

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Tony Pente

Tony has owned and operated Orioles Hangout since 1996 and is well known for his knowledge of the Baltimore Orioles organization from top to bottom. He's a frequent guest on Baltimore-area sports radio stations and can be heard regularly on the 105.7 FM The Fan. His knowledge and contacts within the Orioles minor league system and the major league baseball scouting industry is unparalleled in the Baltimore media and is known as an expert on the Orioles prospects.