Orioles announce ticket plans for possible 2016 playoff dates

Jon Meoli
Contact ReporterThe Baltimore Sun
A week out from a possible postseason date, the Orioles announced their ticket plans Monday.

If the Orioles are starting to plan for the postseason, which begins next week, maybe you should, too.

With six games remaining in the regular season and a 1.5-game cushion above the chasing Detroit Tigers for the final wild card spot, the Orioles outlined ticket plans for the 2016 postseason.

As was the case in 2014, fans who place a deposit on a full- or partial-season ticket package for the 2017 season are guaranteed a corresponding ticket to one playoff game in each round, with the possible wild card game next Tuesday reserved for the higher commitments.

Fans who make a deposit of at least $500 per seat on a 29-game ticket package or $1,000 per seat for an 81-game package are guaranteed a chance to buy tickets to at least one game in each playoff round, from the wild card game to the World Series.

For those who place a minimum deposit of $250 per seat on a 13-game plan, the club will guarantee the chance to buy a ticket to one game in every round beginning with the American League Divisional Series.

Deposits can be made at www.orioles.com/deposits.

Those who aren’t ready to tie their playoff tickets to a commitment next year can buy tickets beginning Thursday, Sept. 29 at noon by visiting orioles.com/postseason. The team says those tickets are “expected to be extremely limited, and tickets — which will be primarily scattered single seats, limited view seating, and standing room only — will sell out quickly.”

With the wild card route the only one left for the Orioles to get back into the playoffs, they could host the one-game playoff on Tuesday, Oct. 4. If they advance, they’d host Game 3 of the ALDS on Sunday, Oct. 9, likely a night game given the Ravens host the Washington Redskins at 1 p.m. that Sunday and the two stadiums share parking. Game 4, if necessary, would be the following day.

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