Orioles Fans Get First Crack At Tiebreaker Tickets

If the Orioles and Yankees meet in a tiebreaker Thursday, Orioles fans may rule the Yard.

The Orioles are preparing for a homefield advantage should a Game No. 163 be required.

The Orioles and Yankees entered Monday tied for the American League East division lead. Both have clinched a playoff spot, but the division penant may come down to the season finale on Wednesday.

If the clubs tie for the division crown, they'd meet Thursday in a one-game playoff at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. The winner would advance to the American League Division Series, the loser would play in the one-game American League Wild Card Playoff on Friday.

Tickets for that potential one-game tie-breaker go on sale to the public Tuesday afternoon, and the Orioles are limiting it to fans living in the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network broadcasting region.

Season-ticket plan holders will have first shot at the tickets until noon Tuesday, when they go on sale to fans in the mid-Atlantic region. Any tickets remaining at 2 p.m. will be available to the public at-large.

Tickets will be sold on the Orioles website.

The Orioles clinched a spot in the playoffs Sunday, the first time Baltimore will be active in the postseason since 1997.

Yankees fans often have invaded Oriole Park at Camden Yards throughout the club's string of losing seasons. In a September series with New York, however, the Orioles built a strong homefield advantage, splitting the series, 2-2.


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