There’s no hidden agenda; fans of the Orioles have no love lost when it comes to their ownership. However, Camden Yards has been busier than in years past.
Unlike feeling like a ghost town from years gone by, the Baltimore Orioles have has a decent crowd to play in front of, despite the rough start to the 2022 campaign. The average attendance through the month of April was 21,744.
In 2019, Camden Yards hosted roughly 16,347, giving the Orioles a 24.82% upgrade from three years ago. The main reason for the influx of fans isn’t because their love for ownership has improved (because it certainly hasn’t), but it could be because you can live at Oriole Park like it’s 1992 when the Birds first moved into their new home.
Don’t think for a second that the Orioles ownership reduced the prices because it’s the 30th anniversary of Oriole Park because they extended that date range, and I would expect to see it continue on. It’s a nice gesture, but O’s ownership is a stinky wet turd at the heart of everything.
Orioles attendance has surprisingly bounced back in 2022
Even with the implosion of supporters, the stands are still filled up with less than half of the 45,971 seats. The Baltimore Orioles are far from selling out, even though it was reported that they were on opening day. Collusion much?
When it comes to overall numbers, the Orioles are still pretty low in regards to the rest of the league. Their 21,744 sat at 18th overall throughout the month of April, and with substandard performances on the field, one might expect that number to get lower as the season rolls on.
The Baltimore Orioles’ home turf is still one of the nicest venues around; they just can’t sell. If the Yankees or Red Sox are in town, it feels like their home away from home with all of the visiting support that shows up. In the end, the data shown is a step in the right direction, but how many of those fans are actually supporting the O’s? It’s time to take that back and fill it to the brim!