Jun 01, 2013; Baltimore, MD, USA; General view of Eutaw Street and the Warehouse at Oriole Park at Camden Yards, home of the Baltimore Orioles. Mandatory Credit: Joy R. Absalon-USA TODAY Sports

Baltimore Orioles attendance down on night of NFL season-opener


The NFL was forced to send their defending NFL champion Baltimore Ravens on the road to open the season in Denver, Colorado against the Broncos, thanks to the stubborn nature of the Baltimore Orioles and Major League Baseball who would not agree to move the time of their game.

As a result, the attendance at Camden Yards was down significantly — is anyone really surprised?

Only 17,383 fans decided to turn out to watch the Orioles over watching the Ravens kick off their season. That is nearly 10,000 less fans in the stadium than the team’s series last week against the Tampa Bay Rays.

At least we know that football is where the heart lies, even in the thick of the baseball season.

When you can watch a team that is struggling to stay in the playoff race face a last-place team or check out the defending champions against a new Super Bowl favorite, what would you choose? We don’t even have to mention that one of these is a football game. That automatically takes the cake.

 

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  • Randy Buchman

    The Orioles were pleased that 17,000 came out on this evening – seeing that as team support beyond anything that would have been seen in previous years given a similar scenario. The attendance was positively commented upon in Buck Showalter’s post-game remarks.