'It’s been a more challenging year because of the O’s, but we’re still going strong,' one business owner says.
With three playoff berths and the most wins in the American League, the Baltimore Orioles have been one of the most successful teams in baseball over the last five years. But their attendance has moved in the opposite direction and has declined since the team was swept in the 2014 American League Championship Series by […]
The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore has set a visitor milestone for the second year in a row. The zoo said Thursday that it hosted more than 400,000 visitors in its 2013 fiscal year. The zoo says it has also seen growth in membership, event attendance and educational outreach beyond the zoo’s grounds. The zoo is […]
The club released data showing significant increases in attendance, television ratings and merchandise sales.
What a weekend it was for Michael Andretti. Not only did Andretti successfully pull together the promotion of the Grand Prix of Baltimore, but race winner Ryan Hunter-Reay is a member of Andretti’s team. “It’s been a crazy weekend,” Andretti said, and it was not an overstatement. Andretti pulled the whole race together in just […]
With 15 home games left in the season, the Baltimore Orioles are staring down an abysmal attendance hole they won’t remedy before the end of the year. Just 1.37 million people have gone to Camden Yards this year through 65 games — a 13.5 percent drop in attendance from this point last year. I doubt […]
Nope — that’s not a typo. It seems counterintuitive, right? The Orioles are stinking up the ballpark something fierce this season, losing 21 of their last 26 and with a 20-52 overall record. But attendance is up more than 3 percent this year. And at one point (just after their last home stand against Boston) […]
With all the hype about the Lacrosse Final Four being back in Baltimore (where many think it belongs for good), organizers have to be at least a little disappointed with the final attendance count for the weekend. At a total of 116,289 people over the three days, it beats last year’s abysmal 102,601 but beyond […]
Oh, how quickly they fall. From the biggest Opening Day crowd last Friday to the lowest game attendance in Camden Yards’ history, if there’s one thing you can say about the Orioles, it’s that they keep you guessing. But as a fan, that’s not really a good thing. Not that great for a business, either. […]
Not only did the Orioles spank the New York Mets 11-0 Saturday in their final spring training game, the team left preseason with a bang by surpassing 100,000 in attendance for the first time in Orioles history. In the club’s first spring in Sarasota, Fla., the team drew 102,219 fans for an average of 6,815 […]
If you follow Orioles attendance totals at all, I know what you’re thinking about that headline: “What?!? But Camden Yards is down nearly 9 percent right now compared with last year!” OK, true. Sixty-six home games into the season, the Orioles have drawn 1.6 million to the ballpark while last year the team drew 1.76 […]
Well, we’re at the All Star break and it’s time for another Orioles attendance update. And this time — are you sitting down? — it’s good news! If you’ll remember, back in early June I predicted we’d start seeing a boost in our beloved O’s attendance rate because the Birds were hosting a string of […]