Young Orioles fans run the bases at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Image courtesy of the Orioles.

This baseball season*, adults who buy a regularly priced upper deck ticket at Oriole Park at Camden Yards can bring up to two children ages 9 and younger for free as part of the Kids Cheer Free program, the Orioles announced today.

So a young family of six can attend for the cost of two adult tickets, and upper deck seats are some of the most affordable.

Tickets for the program, which can be bought at, are on sale now for games from March 29 through April 29 and will be made available for the remainder of the season on a month-by-month basis.

“The Orioles’ mission, and that of the national game of baseball, is to cast a broad community outreach, and that effort starts with thoughtfully expanding our initiatives benefiting kids and families,” executive vice president John Angelos said in a statement, later adding, “The Orioles are committed to sustaining the access for families from all walks of life to our great game, and that commitment is reflected in the Kids Cheer Free initiative and our many other family-focused programs.”

School nights are often cited as one reason for the steep drop-off in attendance after the packed crowd of Opening Day. But with this value, in might be worth taking the kids out during the week.

The club also announced a change to the food offerings the stadium that includes small, medium and large options at new prices. Of course, fans are still allowed to bring in food and beverages from outside the stadium, too.

And some other popular initiatives will be back again this season, including the Junior Orioles Dugout Club, which includes tickets to six games and other giveaways; Kids’ Opening Day on April 1 at 1:05 p.m.; and Kids Run the Bases for fans ages 4-14 after every Sunday home game.

*Correction: An earlier version of this post stated that the program only runs through the month of April. It runs all season long. Baltimore Fishbowl regrets the error.

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