Want to take the kids to a Major League Baseball game? It’ll cost you. A lot. But the Baltimore Orioles have a sweet promotion to make your stadium outing affordable. Read on to learn more about the “Kids Cheer Free” offer for 2022.
Raising Baseball-Crazy Kids
My kids played ball – baseball and softball. And when their seasons were over, we visited Major League Baseball stadiums across the country. One of our first trips was to Camden Yards in Baltimore to see the Orioles. In addition to the game, we explored the Inner Harbor and visited the fab National Aquarium.
The Baltimore trip kicked off a great vacation tradition for our family. We also went to Boston to see our beloved Yankees battle the Red Sox, cheered for the Giants in San Francisco and the Padres in San Diego and devoured all of the good eats at Safeco Field, home of the Seattle Mariners.
Going to the Game? Take Out a Home Loan!
These trips were never cheap. When you add up tickets for 5, parking, food and drinks and the inevitable souvenir, it was easy to rack up a vacation day bill of $300 or more! That’s why many families never get to see their favorite pro team but choose to attend much more affordable minor league baseball games.
Baltimore Orioles Announce “Kids Cheer Free” Ticket Promotion
Thanks to the Baltimore Orioles, a trip to the ballpark is suddenly more affordable for that family vacation road trip. The team continues its popular Kids Cheer Free promotion for the 2022 season. Every adult with a regular paid upper deck admission can “buy” 2 additional tickets for children 9 and under — for free! Talk about a win!
About the Kids Cheer Free promotion, John Angelos, Orioles Executive Vice President, once said “The Orioles are committed to sustaining the access for families from all walks of life to our great game, and that commitment is reflected in the Kids Cheer Free initiative and our many other family-focused programs.”
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How to Get Your Free Tickets for the Orioles
There is a small catch to the program. You can’t just show up at the stadium with your kids. They must have tickets to enter.
Go to the Orioles Kids Cheer Free ticket link. Enter the promo code “KIDFREE”. Choose your game. Available seating in the 300-level of the Upper Deck will pop up. Proceed with your ticket purchase.
Kid-Friendly at Camden Yards
Other kid-friendly programs offered by the Baltimore Orioles include:
- A Kids’ Corner play space with food stands and lounge areas for parents
- Children ages 4-14 can run the bases after Sunday home games just like their favorite big leaguers
- The Orioles continue their budget-friendly policy of permitting guests to bring in their own food and beverages.
- Friday night music and fireworks.
Will Other Teams and Leagues Follow the Orioles?
I really hope that this program is so popular that every Major League Baseball team adopts it and that it causes a domino effect for the NFL, NBA and NHL. For too long, astronomical ticket prices for professional games have made attending one a struggle or totally out of reach for many families.