BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The Orioles were back at Camden Yards Tuesday night, and so were the fans. And it may be those fans that helped the team end their 14-game losing streak.
“I am so excited. Just getting social and getting out there, I’m just ecstatic,” said Alex Komar, an Orioles fan.READ MORE: Horseshoe Casino Is Hiring, Providing Incentives Like Signing Bonuses
The team announced – starting Tuesday – capacity restrictions were lifted in the stadium so fans no longer would have to socially distance.
“It’s pretty exciting its good for the team to have more fans in the crowd” said Orioles fan, Nick Kolupanowich.
Under city requirements, fans still have to wear face masks unless eating or drinking.
The club will continue to use digital ticketing and contactless entry into the ballpark. The stadium also will remain cashless for concession stands, parking lots and ticket windows.READ MORE: Minor League Baseball Is Back In Maryland After Last Year's Covid Cancellations
“It’s definitely a lot better, a lot more comfortable, more energetic,” said Gary Clark II, another Orioles fan. “Gets the fans involved in the game more.”
Some fans said they’re excited to be back inside the ballpark.
“As a baseball fan i’m really excited to be back” said Kolupanowich.
For those who might not feel comfortable with the lifted restrictions just yet, the stadium still is offering pod seating for people.MORE NEWS: Baltimore DPW To Provide 190K Free Recycling Carts In New Partnership
“We got our masks. We’re ready and we’re just pumped,” Komar said.