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Spring Training Ballpark

ED SMITH STADIUM A-Z GUIDE


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Address/Phone Number
Baltimore Orioles
Ed Smith Stadium
2700 12th Street
Sarasota, FL 34237
Phone: (941) 893-6300
Fax: (941) 893-6377
Alcoholic Beverage Service
Vending of alcohol in the stands will conclude at the end of the 7th inning, or three hours after the scheduled first pitch, whichever comes first. Concession stand sales of alcohol will be terminated at the end of the 8th inning, or three and a half hours after the scheduled first pitch, whichever comes first. All vendors require a valid state or government-issued ID for the purchase and consumption of alcohol within the park. There is a limit of two alcoholic beverages per person, per transaction with valid ID. The Orioles, as well as our vending and concessions partners, reserve the right to refuse sale/service of beverages to anyone who appears to be intoxicated or is without valid ID.
Animals
Service animals are the only animals permitted within the gates of Ed Smith Stadium.
Autographs
Time permitting, players and coaches may sign autographs from the time the gates open until 45 minutes prior to the start of each game. At that time, ushers will ask fans to return to their seats.
Automated Teller Machine (ATMs)
ATMs are located within Ed Smith Stadium inside the Official Orioles Team Store (behind Section 114) as well as directly across from Café 54 (behind Section 112).
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Bags
All items that are allowed into the ballpark will be inspected. Purses, diaper bags, backpacks and camera bags will be permitted into the ballpark, but items must fit into a 16" x 16" x 8" box.
Banners/Signs
The Orioles welcome fan support in the form of handmade banners and signs. To ensure that all fans will have an unobstructed view of the ballgame, the Orioles do not permit the hanging or carrying of banners anywhere in the ballpark. Banners may be displayed before and after the game and between innings only. Banners are subject to confiscation if the content is commercial, political, and/or in bad taste according to the Orioles' discretion.
Birthdays/Anniversaries
See "Scoreboard Surprises"
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Café 54
Café 54, named to honor the year Major League Baseball returned to Baltimore in 1954, offers fans a variety of Boar's Head sandwiches and wraps among other menu items, including Chick-fil-A, in a casual, climate-controlled setting. The cafe is located just inside the Home Plate entrance to the ballpark.
Camera/Video Equipment
Guests are welcome to bring cameras and video recorders into the ballpark for personal use. However, any photographic equipment cannot be used to reproduce the game and must not interfere with other fans' enjoyment of the game.
Container Policy
No hard-sided coolers, thermoses, glass bottles, cans, or alcoholic beverages will be permitted into the ballpark or claim checked at the entrance gates. Non-alcoholic beverages in plastic bottles will be permitted into the park. All items will be checked at the gates and any beverage which has been opened or partially consumed prior to entry is subject to confiscation if it is thought to contain alcohol. In addition, no plastic or paper cups containing beverages will be permitted into the park at the entry gates.
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Equal Access Accommodations
Parking: Accessible parking spaces are available for those fans with a state-issued handicapped license plate or hangtag and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Should these spaces be filled, attendants will direct fans to the nearest open parking.
Seating: Wheelchair accessible seats are located throughout the ballpark in all ticket categories. These seats may be purchased in advance by calling the Orioles at (941) 893-6300, Tickets.com customer service at (877) 222-2802, or by visiting the Ed Smith Stadium Box Office.
Elevators: Elevators are available behind home plate (near Section 112), in left field (behind Section 125), and in Right Field (behind Section 101).
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Fan Assistance Centers
The Fan Assistance Center, courtesy of the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, is located behind home plate (behind Section 112) and operates from the time the gates open until 15 minutes after the game ends. Here fans may obtain information, offer suggestions, and receive assistance with any situation that may occur during their visit to Ed Smith Stadium. Fans are also encouraged to visit the nearby Sarasota Convention & Visitors Bureau gazebo for a list of things to do while in town.
Fan Code of Conduct
Courteous behavior is expected of all fans. Any fan infringing on another fan's enjoyment of the game is subject to ejection from the ballpark. Our staff will intervene when necessary to support an environment where fans can enjoy the baseball experience free from the following behaviors: Foul/abusive language or obscene gestures; intoxication or other signs of impairment related to alcohol consumption; displays of affection not appropriate in a public setting; obscene or indecent clothing; any disruption to the progress of the game by a fan's action or unauthorized persons on the playing field; fans seated in a location other than their ticketed seat. If anyone is interfering in another fan's enjoyment of the game, they are encouraged to contact the nearest usher or visit our Fan Assistance Center.
First Aid
A First Aid Center is located behind home plate on the main level of the ballpark, behind Section 112. Paramedic units are on duty during each game. Suntan lotion, Band Aids, and other similar items are available at the Center.
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Hotel Information
The Orioles are proud to suggest our Sarasota region Preferred Hotels »
Home Plate Suite
Located directly behind home plate between the Owner's Box and the Press Box, the Home Plate Suite offers a sweeping view of the action from a climate-controlled setting. Up to 100 guests will enjoy a flexible menu in a sophisticated, modern atmosphere. For availability, or to make a reservation, please call (941) 893-6300.
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Left Field Pavilion
Located just beyond the Left Field fence, the Left Field Pavilion offers a casual, social setting for individuals or groups with seats at drink rails or at 4-seat bistro tables facing the field. Tickets start as low as $15 and are available by calling (941) 893-6300 or online at orioles.com.
Lost and Found
Lost and found items should be taken to the Fan Assistance Center. Fans inquiring about lost items should visit the Fan Assistance Center during games or call the Orioles at (941) 893-6300.
Lost Parents/Found Children
Children who cannot find their parents, as well as parents looking for their children, should go to the Fan Assistance Center.
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Official Game
A game is official after 4 1/2 innings have been completed, or five innings if the Orioles are losing at the time. If a game is postponed prior to being an official game, fans should hold on to their ticket stub. Details regarding refunds will be announced through the media at a later date.
Oriole Bird, Team Mascot
Since 1979, the Oriole Bird has been entertaining fans of all ages at games as well as making appearances throughout the community. And The Bird is now available to make yearround appearances outside of the Mid-Atlantic. For more information on having the Oriole Bird appear at your next event within the Sarasota market, contact the Orioles at (941) 893-6300.
Orioles Official Team Store
Shop for the latest officially-licensed Orioles team gear, Spring Training merchandise, team memorabilia and more at the new Orioles Official Team Store, located just inside the Home Plate entrance of the ballpark.
OriolesREACH
The Orioles have long recognized the value of support from the community and believe it is critical for the organization to give back by being involved in local programs and initiatives. Through OriolesREACH, the team "reaches out" to our community to bring the fun and excitement of Orioles Baseball directly to fans, and to help our neighbors both here in Sarasota and in the Mid-Atlantic region improve their daily lives. For more info, please visit OriolesREACH.com »
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Parking
Parking is available for $9 in several lots on and surrounding the Ed Smith Stadium complex. More than 1,800 spaces are available on site.
Party Facilities
The new Ed Smith Stadium boasts several Party Facilities locations that bring all new viewing options to you and your guests. Let us host a spectacular event at the ballpark, with facilities perfect for groups of 20-200 fans. For more information on the ballpark's World Series Suites, Home Plate Suite, Third Base Lounge, Left Field Pavilion or Pre-Game Picnics please see the appropriate section of this Guide, or call (941) 893-6300.
Pre-Game Picnics
Pre-Game Picnics are available at Ed Smith Stadium in one of two outdoor locations. The Left Field Bullpen Perch and the Right Field Bullpen Perch, located just above the visiting team and the Orioles' bullpens, are perfect for groups wishing to reserve a pregame picnic experience prior to each home game. Perfect for parties of 20 to 200 fans, you'll enjoy a traditional ballpark menu and unique view of the action. Pricing starts at just $38 per guest. For more information, or to make a reservation, please call (941) 893-6300.
Publications
The Orioles produce several publications available for purchase.
Orioles Media Guide: The Orioles Media Guide is published each March and contains biographical and statistical information on the team's major and minor league players, coaches and staff. The Media Guide also contains the records and history of the franchise. It can be purchased for $10 (plus $5 shipping & handling if ordered over the phone) at the Orioles Team Store during Orioles home games, at Birdland Souvenir Stands, or by contacting the Orioles at (888) 848-BIRD.
Orioles Magazine: Orioles Magazine is filled with articles and inside information on your favorite past, present and future Orioles. It's a musthave for any O's fan and makes a great collector's item for your first visit to the new Ed Smith Stadium. The Sarasota Edition of Orioles Magazine can be purchased at the Orioles Official Team Store, or Ed Smith Stadium novelties stands. Regular season editions can be ordered as a subscription (includes the three regular season editions of Orioles Magazine in April, June and August, as well as the Orioles Yearbook) by calling 888-848-BIRD or by visiting orioles.com.
Orioles Yearbook: The Orioles Yearbook contains full-color photos and biographical information on every Orioles major and minor league player. It is available during the regular season for $10 by visiting orioles.com.
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Radios/Televisions
Single-speaker radios and handheld televisions are permitted in the ballpark as long as they don't interfere with other fans' enjoyment of the game.
Rainouts
In the event that a game is officially postponed due to rain, tickets for that game will be considered rain checks. Rainout policies vary based on the situation. A policy will be announced after the game is officially postponed. Any game suspended after five innings (or 4 1/2 innings if the Orioles are ahead) is considered a complete game. Suspended game tickets cannot be exchanged. Complimentary ($0.00 value) tickets are not exchangeable.
Re-Entry Policy
Per Major League Baseball regulations, fans will not be permitted to re-enter the ballpark once they leave. Only emergency situations for exiting the ballpark with re-entry permission can be granted by the Director of Florida Operations. Fans requesting to leave the ballpark with re-entry permission should be directed to the Fan Assistance Center.
Restrooms
Spacious restrooms are located on all levels throughout the ballpark. Changing tables are available in most men's and women's restrooms. Parents taking children of the opposite sex to the restroom may want to use the special Family Restroom and Waiting Area located behind Section 114.
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Scoreboard Surprises
Fans may recognize a special person's birthday or anniversary on the new state-of-the-art HD video board at Ed Smith Stadium by making arrangements at least 24 hours in advance of a game. Fans can call (941) 893-6300 or visit the Fan Assistance Center to make advance reservations, which must be accompanied by a minimum $10 donation to the Baltimore Orioles Charitable Foundation.
Security Procedures
  • No umbrellas, hard-sided coolers, thermoses, glass bottles, cans or alcoholic beverages are permitted into the ballpark. You must leave these items in your vehicle before entering the ballpark.
  • Non-alcoholic beverages in plastic bottles are permitted into the park. All items will be checked at the gates and any beverage which has been opened or partially consumed prior to entry is subject to confiscation if it is thought to contain alcohol. In addition, no plastic or paper cups of beverages are permitted into the park at the entry gates.
  • All items permitted into the ballpark will be inspected. No bags or items exceeding the maximum size of 16" x 16" x 8" are allowed into the ballpark. Permitted items must easily fit into a 16" x 16" x 8" container. Bags on wheels are prohibited.
  • No containers or unauthorized items can be left at any park entrance. You will be asked to return them to your vehicle.
  • No re-entry will be permitted. Once you enter the ballpark, you will not be permitted to leave and re-enter the facility. Please make sure you have everything you need with you before entering the ballpark.
Smoking Policy
Ed Smith Stadium is a smoke-free facility and smoking inside the stadium is prohibited. Fans are prohibited from reentering the stadium if they wish to exit the facility to smoke. Electronic cigarettes are also prohibited.
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Third Base Lounge
Located along the third base side on the ballpark's second level, the Third base Lounge offers a dynamic view of the action and offers fans exclusive access to a climate-controlled bar, as well as premium outdoor seating. Tickets to the Third Base Lounge for individuals or groups start as low as $30. For availability, or to make a reservation, please call (941) 893-6300 or visit orioles.com/spring.
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Umbrellas
For the safety and overall experience of all fans, umbrellas are not permitted inside Ed Smith Stadium. They cannot be checked at the ballpark entrance gates, so fans are advised to leave umbrellas in their cars.
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Warehouse Wire E-Newsletter
The Warehouse Wire is the official e-mail newsletter of the Baltimore Orioles. Warehouse Wire members receive all the latest information regarding schedules, ticketing, Orioles Merchandise, special events, and much more.
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Wheelchair Service
Wheelchairs, donated by Sarasota Memorial Hospital, are available to assist fans getting to and from their seats. Anyone needing wheelchair service should visit the Fan Assistance Center located behind home plate (behind section 112).
World Series Suites
Located on the ballpark's second level on the first base side, three World Series Suites offer breath-taking views of the game from a climate-controlled setting. Each suite – The Ritz-Carlton World Series Suite 66, Suite 70, and Suite 83 – celebrates one of the Orioles' World Championship teams and offers up to 30 guests a flexible menu in a sophisticated, modern atmosphere, including both indoor and outdoor seating. For availability, or to make a reservation, please call (941) 893-6300.
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