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Orioles will compensate ballpark employees for altered games during riots

The Orioles will reimburse hourly stadium employees for the wages from home games they were unable to work two weeks ago because of the Baltimore riots.

Gameday staff employees, including ushers, ticket takers and security screeners, will receive back pay paid for the Orioles' afternoon game against the Chicago White Sox that was closed to the public April 29, as well as the ensuing three games that were relocated to Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg from May 1-3.

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The Monday and Tuesday games from that week were also postponed, but they will be made up as part of a doubleheader at Camden Yards on May 28.

The following message was sent to those employees Tuesday:

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"Due to the extraordinary circumstances that led to several canceled or rescheduled games, the Orioles organization will compensate all hourly employees for hours that would have worked the week of April 27. This adjustment will be added to your [May 29] paycheck."

Delaware North, which operates food, beverage and retail services at Camden Yards, will also compensate its workers for those four games.

"Delaware North Sportservice wanted to publicly thank its loyal local associates who showed great patience during the week of April 27," the company said in a statement released to The Sun. "Due to the extraordinary circumstances that led to three games being moved from Oriole Park and another being closed to fans, we wanted to show our appreciation and support to our nearly 1,000 gameday associates by voluntarily providing each with a monetary payment. We are very proud of our associates and their dedication to serving up the best gameday experience to Orioles fans."

eencina@baltsun.com
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