Orioles near 3 million in tickets sold Games in April and May have the most available

March 16, 1996|By Buster Olney | Buster Olney,SUN STAFF

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. - More than two weeks away from Opening Day, the Orioles are close to selling 3 million tickets for this season.

The Orioles have sold 2.865 million tickets. If they were to sell out all tickets for home games, they would achieve an attendance of 3.7 million.

"We have as good a chance as anybody to lead the league in attendance," Orioles spokesman John Maroon said. "We've got a good team, and our fans are ravenous for a winner. They've proven time and again they'll support this team, and we think we have a very good product this year."

Most of the available tickets are for games in April and May, Maroon said, "before school gets out. Once we get into June and beyond, it's a very hot ticket. Fans who haven't bought tickets will find the first couple of months provide the best availability."

Tickets are still available for early series against the Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees and Cleveland Indians, and on some of the other games, Maroon said, the club is running special deals.

The April 4 home game, a 3: 05 p.m. start against the Kansas City Royals, is Bargain Day; the club is offering tickets that normally sell for $9 at the price of $5.

Anyone who purchases a block of at least 50 tickets will have the option of buying two tickets for Opening Day (Opening Day is sold out, but there are tickets available to the club).

Pub Date: 3/16/96

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