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Baltimore Orioles Attendance By Game 2023

By Roshan Khatiwada / 10 August 2023 09:16 AM

Orioles Park at Camden Yard has a seating capacity of 44,970 after renovation in 2022
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Baltimore Orioles attendance by game 2023 is 22,987 on average. They rank 9th in the American League and 22nd overall in Major League Baseball.

The professional baseball team from Baltimore was established in 1894 and was based in Milwaukee for its debut year. They relocated to St Louis the following year, where they spent 52 years before relocating to the city in Maryland.

The team name Orioles is a nod to the Oriole bird, the official state bird of Maryland. The O's are one of the eight charter clubs of the American League.

Baltimore plays their home games at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. The ballpark has a seating capacity of 44,970, with the highest attendance of 49,828 on July 9, 2005.

They have won seven American League pennants, nine division titles, and three World Series titles. Their recent triumph on the biggest stage in MLB came in 1983.

Orioles Average Attendance 2023 By Game

Baltimore Orioles attendance 2023 of 22,987 per game is an increase from the previous year. They had an average attendance of 16,893 during the 2022 MLB season.

One of the main reasons for the increase in spectators is their form in the major league. They are currently at the top of the American League with a record of 73-40.

They are second in the major league, only behind the Atlanta Braves. The team has not appeared in the postseason since the 2016 season, where they lost to the Blue Jays in the Wild Card game.

This is the first time since the 2017 MLB season that their average attendance has reached above 20,000. After the 2016 season, the Orioles were in a long rebuild phase which hampered their attendance as the team's performance was not that good.

Austin Hays during the 2023 All-Star event at T-Mobile Park in Seattle
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Compared to last season, Orioles Park has seen an increase of 36 percent in the number of visitors this year. They struggled out of the gate last season and had an average of 16,305 visitors through the first 29 games, which later increased to 16,893.

However, they still trail most of the teams in the major league, ranking 22nd through the first 56 home games of the 2023 season. The last time Baltimore finished a season with a better rank was in 2016, when they were 20th in league with an average attendance of 26,819.

The club has a loyal fan base, with most supporting the team during their rebuild phase and poor performance. The support is also reflected in the number of spectators this season.

The pitching and batting park factor of the ballpark is 98, meaning it is favorable for the pitchers. An aspect of 100 is neutral, and above 100 favors batters, whereas less than 100 favors pitchers.

Ryan Mountcastle after smashing a home run against the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park
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The factor has been essential in the Orioles being top of the AL as their pitchers Kyle Bradish, Tyler Wells, Kyle Gibson, and Dean Kremer are among the best in the major league this year. 

Further, fan-favorite players such as Gunnar Henderson, Anthony Santander, Adley Rutschman, and Austin Hays are also a reason for the increased number of fans. These players have been producing some of the best action for the fans to enjoy and drive them to the stadium.

Orioles attendance last night against the Houston Astros was 24,761. The game was interesting, with the home team leading 6-3 at the end of the eighth inning.

However, the away side scored four runs at the top of the final inning, taking the lead. The home side could not bounce back from that and eventually lost the match.

Orioles Attendance By Year

Orioles attendance by year has increased to 22,987 from 16,893 last season for the first 56 home games. The club has a total attendance of 1,287,268 till now.

There are many reasons for the increased number of fans, including their superb performance and new initiatives. The club took initiatives such as concerts, garden hoses, giveaways, and cheaper tickets for certain weekday matches to attract fans to the ballpark.

Further, the Baltimore Orioles have also worked on entertainment before and after the game to draw fans to the stadium. The club will host three postgame concerts with no additional charge required to watch the program.

Anthony Santander with the bat flip after smashing a dinger at the Yard
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They also offer concerts before the game on Friday and Saturday. The Saturday event is termed the Early Bird Saturday program, where fans can come early for live music and drinks at a discounted price.

1. 2013-2014

The O's had an average visitors of 29,106 during the 2013 season, their highest since 2005. A total of 2,357,561 visitors attended the game that season, and they were ranked 18th in the league.

Orioles had a winning record of 85-77, finishing third in the East Division of AL. Further, they had some exciting athletes on the squad, including Chris David, Adam Jones, and Manny Machado, which helped increase the number of fans.

Jorge Mateo robbing a home run from the Houston Astros at Camden Yard
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The following season saw an average of 30,426 fans visit Orioles Park at Camden Yards per game. They had a total attendance of 2,464,473 in 80 home games, ranking 13th in the entire league.

They finished first in their division with a record of 96-66 during the season, qualifying for the postseason. They reached the ALCS in 2014, where they lost against the Kansas City Royals.

2. 2015-2017

The number of fans visiting the stadium started to drop after the 2014 season. They had an average attendance of 29,246 in 2015, which fell to 26,819 the following year.

The 2016 MLB season was the last time they qualified for the postseason, after which they went into a rebuilding phase. Because of that, the number of visitors coming to the stadium decreased, reaching 25,042 in 2017.

3. 2018-2019

The decline continued the following season, with an average of 19,311 visitors per match, the first time since 1982 that the O's average attendance fell below 20,000. They ranked 14th in the American League and 23rd overall in 2018.

Jim Palmer during the celebration of 1983 World Champions at the Yard
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The number further declined the following year, reaching 16,146 per game and a total attendance of 1,307,807. They had a win-loss record of 54-108 during the year, their third straight season with a losing record.

4. 2020-2023

The 2020 MLB season was affected by the Covid-19 pandemic and has no attendance record available. The 2021 season saw the average attendance drop to 9,793 per match, their lowest since 1963.

However, the 2022 season saw the average increase by 72 percent and reach 16,893. The main reason for the increase was an unexpected performance by the club that saw them finish with a winning record for the first time since 2016.

The increase has continued throughout the 2023 season, with an average of 22,987 attending the Orioles game at Camden Yards. Their excellent performance is one of the major reasons for the increase.

Here is the average attendance of Orioles Park for the last ten years:

YearAverage attendance
2020No attendance information due to Covid-19 pandemic

Baltimore Orioles Attendance 2019

Baltimore Orioles attendance 2019 was 16,146 per match on average. A total of 1,307,807 spectators visited the Orioles Park at Camden Yards to support the team.

They ranked 28th among the thirty Major League Baseball teams and 14th in the American League. The Orioles finished the season with a record of 53-108, the second-worst in the entire major league.

The attendance was much lower compared to the league average of 29,901. The Orioles hit new lows during the season, with some matches drawing not even 10,000 visitors to the stadium.

Basketball player Angel Reese with the Orioles mascot at the Baltimore ballpark
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Some of their exciting players were injured in addition to the team performing poorly, which contributed to the low attendance. On April 8, 2019, only 6,585 spectators showed up at Orioles Park at Camden Yards to support the home team in a game against the Oakland Athletics.

This was not only the lowest attendance of the season for the team but the smallest crowd ever at Camden Yards since the stadium opened in 1992. The previous low was 9,129 against the Bay Rays on April 12, 2010.

The Orioles had their highest attendance during the season opener against the New York Yankees. Orioles Park at Camden Yards hosted 46,928 fans during the contest.

One of the major reasons for the low attendance was the rebuilding phase of the team. They began rebuilding in 2018 by trading fan-favorite players, such as Zach Britton, Brad Brach, Manny Machado, and Kevin Gausman.

Cedric Mullins setting off the fireworks against the Marlins with a dinger
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Further, the team had a new general manager, Mike Elias, a new manager in Brandon Hyde, and his coaching staff. The team was filled with young and inexperienced players, and there was not much expectation from the side.

In addition, the club had fewer promotional events and giveaways to entice fans to the stadium. There were a few giveaways, such as caps, t-shirts, and bobbleheads, but none were appealing.

All these factors played a role in fewer visitors attending the Orioles game during the 2019 major league season.

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