With tonight’s crowd of 7,329 for the final home game of Orioles Spring Training at Ed Smith Stadium, the Orioles have drawn a total of 112,258 fans for 15 home games in Sarasota this season. Since 2010, when the club’s Major League operations moved to Sarasota, 544,316 fans have enjoyed Spring Training baseball at Ed Smith Stadium.
This year, the club set a franchise record with an average per game attendance of 7,484, topping the previous record average of 7,454 set during the 2014 Spring Training season. The Orioles also tied a franchise record with nine sellouts this spring, including a record eight consecutive sellouts from March 7 to March 22.
“As the Orioles wrap up another Spring Training season, we are incredibly grateful to our fans for their tremendous support,” said David Rovine, Vice President of Orioles-Sarasota. “As evidenced by our record-setting attendance figures this season, Ed Smith Stadium and the greater Sarasota area continue to be a premiere destination for baseball fans throughout Florida, the Mid-Atlantic region, and the entire nation. While Spring Training may be coming to a close, we look forward to hosting many exciting events throughout the year.”