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Orioles Announce Spring Training Opening Day Plans

BALTIMORE (WJZ) -- The Orioles have announced plans for Opening Day of the 2016 Spring Training season on Wednesday, March 2, when the Orioles host the Atlanta Braves at 1:05 p.m. at Ed Smith Stadium.

All fans in attendance will receive a 2016 Spring Training schedule magnet, courtesy of Visit Sarasota County. Additionally, the first 1,000 female fans in attendance will receive a bird of paradise flower, courtesy of Beneva Flowers.

During pre-game ceremonies, each club's manager and starters will be introduced and recognized along the first and third base foul lines. Reserve players and uniformed personnel will join the starters along both foul lines.

On Wednesday and throughout the season, ballpark gates will open two hours prior to the scheduled first pitch. Season plan holders will be able to access the ballpark 15 minutes early through a dedicated entrance at the Home Plate Gate for all 16 home games, including Opening Day.

OPENING DAY TIMING (GATES OPEN AT 11:05 a.m.; 10:50 a.m. for season plan holders)

10:15 a.m.-11:30 a.m. ……. Orioles Batting Practice

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. ……. Braves Batting Practice

1:05 p.m. ………………….. Play ball!

Tickets for the Orioles Spring Training home opener are still available and can be purchased at the ticket box office at Ed Smith Stadium from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., online at, or by phone at 877-222-2802.

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