Orioles set franchise record for home sellout games during Spring Training since the club moved to Sarasota

Attendance total for this year was 119,029, club says

Orioles at bat-playoff cover
Adam Jones bats for the Orioles at Ed Smith Stadium. File photo

With the March 31 crowd of 5,441 for the final Spring Training home game of the Baltimore Orioles at Ed Smith Stadium this year, the Orioles drew a total of 119,029 fans for 16 home games in Sarasota this season, the team has announced.

The total includes a club record of 11 home sellouts, a news release says. This marks the second-highest attendance for an Orioles Spring Training season in franchise history, the release adds. Since moving its Major League operations to Sarasota, 765,313 fans have enjoyed the Orioles’ Spring Training games, the release points out.

Additionally, the Orioles had five consecutive sellouts from March 8 to March 16, the release notes. This year, the club had an average per game attendance of 7,439.

“As another successful Orioles Spring Training season comes to a close here in Sarasota, we thank our fans for their outstanding support,” said David Rovine, vice president of Orioles-Sarasota, in the release. “Our fans continue to set franchise records each season while helping to drive tremendous economic impact in the Greater Sarasota area. We are proud that our facilities at Ed Smith Stadium and Twin Lakes Park continue to thrive as a first-class destination for baseball — from Spring Training, Orioles Major and Minor League operations and Gulf Coast League Baseball, to countless clinics, tournaments and other baseball events each year,” he added in the release.