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Ed Smith Stadium A-Z Guide



Address/Phone Number

Baltimore Orioles
Ed Smith Stadium
2700 12th Street
Sarasota, FL 34237
Phone: (941) 893-6300
Fax: (941) 893-6377

Alcoholic Beverage Service

The sale of alcoholic beverages will conclude at the end of the 7th inning, or three hours after the scheduled first pitch, whichever comes first. All vendors require a valid state or government-issued ID for the purchase and consumption of alcohol within the park. There is a limit of two alcoholic beverages per person, per transaction with valid ID. The Orioles, as well as our vending and concessions partners, reserve the right to refuse sale/service of beverages to anyone who appears to be intoxicated or is without valid ID.


Service animals are the only animals permitted within the gates of Ed Smith Stadium.


Time permitting, players and coaches may sign autographs from the time the gates open until 45 minutes prior to the start of each game. At that time, ushers will ask fans to return to their seats.

Automated Teller Machine (ATMs)

ATMs are located within Ed Smith Stadium inside the Official Orioles Team Store (behind Section 114) as well as directly across from Café 54 (behind Section 112).



All items that are allowed into the ballpark will be inspected. Purses, diaper bags, backpacks, and camera bags will be permitted into the ballpark, but items must fit into a 16" x 16" x 8" box.


The Orioles welcome fan support in the form of handmade banners and signs. To ensure that all fans will have an unobstructed view of the ballgame, the Orioles do not permit the hanging or carrying of banners anywhere in the ballpark. Banners may be displayed before and after the game and between innings only. Banners are subject to confiscation if the content is commercial, political, and/or in bad taste according to the Orioles' discretion.


See "Scoreboard Surprises"

Orioles Box Office

The Orioles box office will be open from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.during spring training months. For questions and current hours of operations, please call 941-893-6312 or email at


Café 54

Café 54, named to honor the year Major League Baseball returned to Baltimore in 1954, offers fans a variety of sandwiches and wraps among other menu items, in a casual, climate-controlled setting. The cafe is located just inside the home plate entrance to the ballpark.

Camera/Video Equipment

Guests are welcome to bring cameras and video recorders into the ballpark for personal use. However, any photographic equipment cannot be used to reproduce the game and must not interfere with other fans' enjoyment of the game.

Container Policy

No hard-sided coolers, thermoses, glass bottles, cans, or alcoholic beverages will be permitted into the ballpark or claim checked at the entrance gates. Nonalcoholic beverages in plastic bottles will be permitted into the park. All items will be checked at the gates and any beverage which has been opened or partially consumed prior to entry is subject to confiscation if it is thought to contain alcohol. In addition, no plastic or paper cups containing beverages will be permitted into the park at the entry gates.


Equal Access Accommodations

Parking: Accessible parking spaces are available for those fans with a state issued handicapped license plate or hangtag and are available on a first come, first-served basis. Should these spaces be filled, attendants will direct fans to the nearest open parking.

Seating: Wheelchair accessible seats are located throughout the ballpark in all ticket categories. These seats may be purchased in advance by calling the Orioles at (941) 893-6312, by logging onto by visiting the Ed Smith Stadium Box Office.

Elevators: Elevators are available behind home plate (near Section 112), in left field (behind Section 125), and in right field (behind Section 101).


Fan Assistance Centers

The Fan Assistance Center is located behind home plate (behind Section 112) and operates from the time the gates open until 15 minutes after the game ends. Here fans may obtain information, offer suggestions, and receive assistance with any situation that may occur during their visit to Ed Smith Stadium. Fans are also encouraged to stop by the nearby Visit Sarasota gazebo for a list of things to do while in town.

Fan Code of Conduct

Courteous behavior is expected of all fans. Any fan infringing on another fan's enjoyment of the game is subject to ejection from the ballpark. Our staff will intervene when necessary to support an environment where fans can enjoy the baseball experience free from the following behaviors: foul/ abusive language or obscene gestures; intoxication or other signs of impairment related to alcohol consumption; displays of affection not appropriate in a public setting; obscene or indecent clothing; any disruption to the progress of the game by a fan's action or unauthorized persons on the playing field; fans seated in a location other than their ticketed seat. If anyone is interfering in another fan's enjoyment of the game, they are encouraged to contact the nearest usher or visit our Fan Assistance Center.

First Aid

A First Aid Center is located behind home plate on the main level of the ballpark, behind Section 112. Paramedic units are on duty during each game. Band Aids and other similar items are available at the Center.

Fit Grill

The Orioles Fit Grill, located on the first base concourse, lower level , offers a variety of healthy food options. The Fit Grill was established to coincide with the launch of the Orioles Health and Fitness Challenge in Sarasota County's middle schools.


Left Field Pavilion

Located just beyond the left field fence, the Left Field Pavilion offers a casual, social setting for individuals or groups with seats at drink rails or at four-seat bistro tables facing the field. Single-game tickets in this section start as low as $19 and are available by calling (941) 893-6312 or online at

Lost and Found

Lost and found items should be taken to the Fan Assistance Center. Fans inquiring about lost items should visit the Fan Assistance Center during games or call the Orioles at (941) 893-6300.

Lost Parents/Found Children

Children who cannot find their parents, as well as parents looking for their children, should go to the Fan Assistance Center.


Official Game

A game is official after 4 1/2 innings have been completed, or 5 innings if the Orioles are behind at the time. If a game is postponed prior to being an official game, fans should hold on to their ticket stub. Details regarding refunds will be announced through the media at a later date.

Oriole Bird, Team Mascot

Since 1979, the Oriole Bird, also known as The Bird, has been entertaining fans of all ages at games as well as making appearances throughout the community. The Bird is now available to make year-round appearances outside of the Mid-Atlantic. For more information on having the Oriole Bird appear at your next event within the Sarasota area, contact the Orioles at (941) 893-6300. Fans can follow The Bird on Twitter @OrioleBird.

Orioles Official Team Store

Shop for the latest officially-licensed Orioles team gear, Spring Training merchandise, team memorabilia, and more at the Orioles Official Team Store, located just inside the home plate entrance of the ballpark. The Orioles team store will be open 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. daily. Extended hours may apply on gamedays.



Parking is available for $12 in several lots on and surrounding the Ed Smith Stadium complex. More than 1,800 spaces are available on site.

Party Facilities

The new Ed Smith Stadium boasts several Party Facilities locations that bring all new viewing options to you and your guests. Let us host a spectacular event at the ballpark, with facilities perfect for groups of 20-200 fans. For more information on the ballpark's World Series Suites, Third Base Lounge, Left Field Pavilion, or Pre-Game Picnics, please see the appropriate section of this Guide, or call (941) 893-6312.

Pre-Game Picnics

Pre-Game Picnics are available at Ed Smith Stadium in one of two outdoor locations. The Left Field Bullpen Perch and the Right Field Bullpen Perch, located just above the visiting team and the Orioles' bullpens, are perfect for groups wishing to reserve a pregame picnic experience prior to each home game. Perfect for parties of 20 to 200 fans, you'll enjoy a traditional ballpark menu and unique view of the action. Pricing starts at just $44 per guest. For more information, or to make a reservation, please call (941) 893-6312.


The Orioles produce four editions of Orioles Magazine annually, including a Sarasota Edition available during Spring Training. The Sarasota Edition of Orioles Magazine can be purchased at the Orioles Official Team Store, or Ed Smith Stadium novelties stands. Regular season editions can be ordered as a subscription (includes the three regular season editions of Orioles Magazine) by calling 888-848-BIRD or by visiting




Single-speaker radios and hand-held televisions are permitted in the ballpark as long as they don't interfere with other fans' enjoyment of the game.


In the event that a game is officially postponed due to rain, tickets for that game will be considered rain checks. Rainout policies vary based on the situation. A policy will be announced after the game is officially postponed. Any game suspended after five innings (or 41/2 innings if the Orioles are ahead) is considered a complete game. Suspended game tickets cannot be exchanged. Complimentary ($0.00 value) tickets are not exchangeable. Following a rainout, that game's policy and other relevant information will be posted at

Re-Entry Policy

Per Major League Baseball regulations, fans will not be permitted to re-enter the ballpark once they leave. Only emergency situations for exiting the ballpark with re-entry permission can be granted by the Director of Florida Operations. Fans requesting to leave the ballpark with re-entry permission should be directed to the Fan Assistance Center.


Spacious restrooms are located on all levels throughout the ballpark. Changing tables are available in most men's and women's restrooms. A Family Restroom and Waiting Area is also available and is located behind Section 114.


Sarasota 365

Through Sarasota 365, the Orioles demonstrate the ballclub's year-round engagement with the Greater Sarasota community. Whether hosting youth activities, participating in charitable causes, or partnering in efforts to boost the local economy, the Orioles are active in the region all year long, proving that their commitment to the club's southern home goes far beyond baseball. For more information, or to subscribe to our newsletter, please visit

Scoreboard Surprises

Fans may recognize a special person's birthday or anniversary on the HD video board at Ed Smith Stadium by making arrangements at least 24 hours in advance of a game. Fans can call (941) 893-6300 or visit the Orioles Ticket Office to make advance reservations, which must be accompanied by a minimum $20 donation to the Baltimore Orioles Charitable Foundation.

Security Procedures

Metal detectors are present at all ballpark entrances.

No umbrellas, hard-sided coolers, thermoses, glass bottles, cans, or alcoholic beverages are permitted into the ballpark. You must leave these items in your vehicle before entering the ballpark.

Non-alcoholic beverages in plastic bottles are permitted into the park. All items will be checked at the gates and any beverage which has been opened or partially consumed prior to entry is subject to confiscation if it is thought to contain alcohol. In addition, no plastic or paper cups of beverages are permitted into the park at the entry gates. All items permitted into the ballpark will be inspected. No bags or items exceeding the maximum size of 16" x 16" x 8" are allowed into the ballpark. Permitted items must easily fit into a 16" x 16" x 8" container. Bags on wheels are prohibited.

No containers or unauthorized items can be left at any park entrance. You will be asked to return them to your vehicle.

No re-entry will be permitted. Once you enter the ballpark, you will not be permitted to leave and re-enter the facility. Please make sure you have everything you need with you before entering the ballpark.

Smoking Policy

Ed Smith Stadium is a smoke-free facility and smoking inside the stadium is prohibited. Fans are prohibited from re-entering the stadium if they wish to exit the facility to smoke. Electronic cigarettes are also prohibited.

Stadium Seating

Shade seating at Ed Smith Stadium is located on the third base side in sections 215-223 (rows 10 and above), also first base side sections 203-211 (rows 8 and above).


Strollers are permitted but they must fit under your assigned seat(s) or be left at the Fan Assistance Center. Strollers cannot be left in walkways or aisles.


Third Base Lounge

Located along the third base side on the ballpark's second level, the Third Base Lounge offers a dynamic view of the action and offers fans access to a climate-controlled bar, as well as premium outdoor seating. Tickets to the Third Base Lounge for individuals or groups start as low as $30. For availability, or to make a reservation, please call (941) 893-6312 or visit



For the safety and overall experience of all fans, umbrellas are not permitted inside Ed Smith Stadium. They cannot be checked at the ballpark entrance gates, so fans are advised to leave umbrellas in their vehicles.



Warehouse Wire E-Newsletter

The Warehouse Wire is the official e-mail newsletter of the Baltimore Orioles. Warehouse Wire members receive all the latest information regarding schedules, ticketing, Orioles merchandise, special events, and much more. To subscribe and for more information, please visit

Wheelchair Service

Wheelchairs, donated by Sarasota Memorial Hospital, are available to assist fans getting to and from their seats. Anyone needing wheelchair service should visit the Fan Assistance Center located behind home plate (behind Section 112).

World Series Suites

Located on the ballpark's second level on the first base side, three World Series Suites offer breath-taking views of the game from a climate-controlled setting. Each suite - World Series Suite 66, Suite 70, and Suite 83 - celebrates one of the Orioles' World Championship teams and offers up to 30 guests a flexible menu in a sophisticated, modern atmosphere, including both indoor and outdoor seating. For availability, or to make a reservation, please call (941) 893-6312.