Orioles to raise prices on some premium seats

Season-ticket holders exempt from higher cost

January 25, 2003|By Roch Kubatko | Roch Kubatko,SUN STAFF

The Orioles will raise individual ticket prices at Camden Yards this season on premium seats in the area between the base lines not affected by season-ticket holders. An announcement is expected next week.

Field box seats will increase from $35 to $45, club level seats from $40 to $45 and terrace box seats from $27 to $32.

"About 99 percent of those seats are sold to season-ticket holders," said Matt Dryer, the Orioles' director of sales. "[When] tickets pop up individually in those areas, we are going to sell them at a higher price.

"We're not a big proponent of the variable pricing, where you charge more for a Yankees game than a Tampa game, which a lot of teams are doing this year. We do believe that we should reward season-ticket holders who are buying 81 games in those seats at a lower price than a person who may walk up the night of the game and wants to sit behind the plate."

Season-ticket holders who buy extra tickets in these areas won't be charged extra.

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