The O’s are within a game of first place in the American League East, and September is suddenly a lot more fun for baseball fans in Baltimore.
So the Orioles are inviting fans to “BUCKle Up!” - in some creative wordplay featuring their manager’s first name - while celebrating the team’s push to the postseason and the 20th anniversary of Camden Yards. And what better way to celebrate than to offer some money savings of the throwback variety.
Next week, when the Tampa Bay Rays - yes, the same Rays currently battling the O’s for the wild card and joining the Birds to turn up the heat on the first-place Yankees - fans can take advantage of some rollback pricing for select seats at Camden Yards.
While supplies last, some tickets for the Sept. 11-13 games against the Rays will be sold at their 1992 prices. That means you can score a left field box seat for $8 instead of the regular $32 price tag, or Eutaw Street bleachers for a paltry $4 instead of the usual $19 you’d pay.
Fans can take advantage of this savings online at www.orioles.com/buckleup or by stopping by the Oriole Park box office.
If you’ve already purchased seats in these locations for the Rays series, don’t fret - you’ll be getting a refund of the difference between the new price and your purchase price. A refund check will be automatically issued, and will arrive within four weeks.
“We are looking forward to a September to remember and encourage all Orioles fans to ‘BUCKle Up!’ and support the club,” said Orioles director of communications, Greg Bader. “Orioles ticket prices are already the most affordable of any professional sports team in the region, and we hope this extra incentive will allow even more fans the opportunity to demonstrate that they ‘Back the Birds.’ “
Want to turn to Twitter to discuss the September stretch run? Just use the hashtag #BUCKleUp through the remainder of the year to help promote the club’s postseason push.