FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 27, 2010
ORIOLES ANNOUNCE 2011 SPRING TRAINING SCHEDULE
O’s to play 16 games at newly renovated Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota
The Orioles will play their first of 16 home spring training games in 2011 at the newly renovated Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota on Tuesday, March 1 against the Tampa Bay Rays. 2011 marks the second consecutive spring training for the Orioles in Sarasota, and the first in the newly renovated ballpark.
Ed Smith Stadium is undergoing extensive improvements which will dramatically transform the ballpark aesthetic and radically expand areas and amenities for fans. Enhancements to the fan experience include the addition of a two-story concourse with shaded views of the playing field; a new stucco façade with tile accents; refurbished stadium seats directly from Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore; additional private suites and party facilities; and a state-of-the-art audio/video system and video board. Improvements to the player facilities include new dugouts and bullpens; a new half field with AstroTurf; refurbished batting cages; and a practice field with the same dimensions as Oriole Park at Camden Yards. All of these upgrades will be finalized in time for next year’s spring training games.
Baltimore will face nine different opponents at home during the 2011 spring campaign and will host the New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox, Philadelphia Phillies, Pittsburgh Pirates and Detroit Tigers two times each at Ed Smith Stadium. The Minnesota Twins will make three trips to Sarasota and the Tampa Bay Rays, Houston Astros and Toronto Blue Jays will each make one visit.
The Orioles will play 15 games on the road during the 2011 spring schedule. They will make three trips to play the Twins and Pirates, two trips to face the Tigers and Phillies and one trip to face the Astros, Yankees, Rays, Red Sox and Blue Jays.
The Orioles will play their final 2011 spring training game in Sarasota on Tuesday, March 29 against the Toronto Blue Jays, prior to their regular season opener against the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday, April 1 in St. Petersburg.
The complete 2011 spring training schedule follows. The on-sale date for spring training tickets and player report dates will be announced at a later time.
2011 SPRING TRAINING SCHEDULE
Day Date Opponent Location Time
Monday February 28 Pittsburgh Pirates (ss) Bradenton 1:05
Tuesday March 1 Tampa Bay Rays Sarasota 1:05
Wednesday March 2 Philadelphia Phillies Clearwater 1:05
Thursday March 3 Minnesota Twins Sarasota 1:05
Friday March 4 Detroit Tigers Lakeland 1:05
Saturday March 5 Boston Red Sox (ss) Sarasota 1:05
Sunday March 6 Minnesota Twins Lee County 1:05
Monday March 7 New York Yankees (ss) Sarasota 7:05
Boston Red Sox (ss) Fort Myers 1:05
Tuesday March 8 Philadelphia Phillies Clearwater 1:05
Wednesday March 9 Minnesota Twins Sarasota 1:05
Thursday March 10 Pittsburgh Pirates Bradenton 7:05
Friday March 11 Philadelphia Phillies Sarasota 1:05
Saturday March 12 Houston Astros Orlando 1:05
Sunday March 13 Detroit Tigers Sarasota 1:05
Monday March 14 Pittsburgh Pirates Sarasota 1:05
Tuesday March 15 Houston Astros Sarasota 1:05
Wednesday March 16 New York Yankees Tampa 1:05
Thursday March 17 Pittsburgh Pirates Bradenton 1:05
Friday March 18 Minnesota Twins Sarasota 7:05
Saturday March 19 Philadelphia Phillies Sarasota 1:05
Sunday March 20 Tampa Bay Rays Charlotte County 1:05
Monday March 21 off day
Tuesday March 22 New York Yankees Sarasota 1:05
Wednesday March 23 Minnesota Twins Lee County 7:05
Thursday March 24 Pittsburgh Pirates Sarasota 7:05
Friday March 25 Minnesota Twins Lee County 1:05
Saturday March 26 Detroit Tigers Lakeland 1:05
Sunday March 27 Boston Red Sox (ss) Sarasota 1:05
Toronto Blue Jays (ss) Dunedin 1:05
Monday March 28 Detroit Tigers Sarasota 1:05
Tuesday March 29 Toronto Blue Jays Sarasota 1:05
— Official Press Release