Orioles offer free tickets to kids 9 and under

Elias Hubbard
March 13, 2018

Every adult who purchases a regular-priced individual game ticket in the Upper Deck can bring up to two children to the ballpark for free. "Kids Cheer Free" tickets will become available on a month-by-month basis throughout the season.

The "Kids Cheer Free" program begins for the March 31 game against Minnesota. If you can't watch games for free at home - sorry, that requires a cable plan with the sports tier! - and if you can't bring the kids to a few games a year without breaking the bank, there really is no easy way in for the little ones. "Nobody else is doing that". Other kid-friendly items remain, including a moon bounce, skee-ball and larger-than-life Oriole bird bobbleheads. According to a Sports Business Journal article from 2017, the average age of fans for Major League Baseball in 2016 was 57.

Youth participation in baseball was also on the decline for nearly two decades before showing improvement in the past few years.

The Orioles March 12 announced a new program to try and attract young fans to Oriole Park at Camden Yards this season.

The Baltimore Orioles have launched a program that will enable kids to attend home games free of charge.

"Baseball is the bedrock recreational institution in American life, where childhood memories are born and family bonds are forever formed", said Greg Bader, the team's vice president for communications and marketing.

"The Orioles' mission, and that of the national game of baseball, is to cast a broad community outreach".

The program, called "Kids Cheer Free", allows two children ages 9 and under free upper deck seats for every adult upper deck ticket purchased for every home game (excluding Opening Day) through April 29.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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