Baltimore Orioles announce next game closed to public

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Orioles-White Sox Game Closed to Public

In light of the city's rioting, the Baltimore Orioles have announced that Wednesday's game against the White Sox will be closed to the public.

"After consultation with Major League Baseball and city and local officials," the Orioles statement reads, "tomorrow's game between the Orioles and the Chicago White Sox will begin at 2:05 ET and will be closed to the public."

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Police stand watch outside Oriole Park at Camden Yards before the game was postponed between the Baltimore Orioles and the Chicago White Sox on April 27, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland. The move comes amid violent clashes between police and youths, according to news reports, the aftermath of the death of Freddie Gray on April 19 after suffering a fatal spinal injury while in police custody. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)
Police stand watch outside Oriole Park at Camden Yards before the game was postponed between the Baltimore Orioles and the Chicago White Sox on April 27, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland. The move comes amid violent clashes between police and youths, according to news reports, the aftermath of the death of Freddie Gray on April 19 after suffering a fatal spinal injury while in police custody. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)
Baseball fans hold Freddie Gray demonstration signs at the Baltimore Orioles and Boston Red Sox baseball game, Sunday, April 26, 2015, in Baltimore. Gray, a 25-year-old black man, died a week ago after sustaining serious injuries while in police custody. (AP Photo/Gail Burton)
Fans walk by police outside Oriole Park at Camden Yards before the game was postponed between the Baltimore Orioles and the Chicago White Sox on April 27, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland. The move comes amid violent clashes between police and youths, according to news reports, the aftermath of the death of Freddie Gray on April 19 after suffering a fatal spinal injury while in police custody. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)
An announcement on the scoreboard notifies fans that the game between the Baltimore Orioles and the Chicago White Sox has been postponed at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on April 27, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland. The move comes amid violent clashes between police and youths, according to news reports, the aftermath of the death of Freddie Gray on April 19 after suffering a fatal spinal injury while in police custody. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)
A demonstrator holds out a placard as police officers guard the entrance to Camden Yards and Orioles Park as other march protesting the death Freddie Gray, an African American man who died of spinal cord injuries in police custody, in Baltimore, Maryland, April 25, 2015. Organizers anticipated the biggest outpouring of public anger since Gray, 25, was arrested on April 12. (Photo credit Jim Watson, AFP/Getty Images)
Baseball fans make their way towards Oriole Park at Camden Yards as Baltimore police stand watch, Monday, April 27, 2015, in Baltimore. The baseball game between the Baltimore Orioles and the Chicago White Sox is postponed. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
Baltimore city police officers stand at the Russell Street exit after allowing fans to leave the Orioles Boston and the Boston Red Sox baseball game, Saturday, April 25, 2015, in Baltimore. The stadium was locked down due to a rally for Freddie Gray. Gray died April 19 after suffering a fatal spinal injury while in police custody. (AP Photo/Gail Burton)
Protestors pull a barrier down outside of a bar across the street from Oriole Park at Camden Yards after a rally for Freddie Gray, Saturday, April 25, 2015, in Baltimore. Gray died from spinal injuries about a week after he was arrested and transported in a police van. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
A protestor stands on a mailbox outside of Oriole Park at Camden Yards before a baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and the Baltimore Orioles after a rally for Freddie Gray, Saturday, April 25, 2015, in Baltimore. Gray died from spinal injuries about a week after he was arrested and transported in a police van. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Protestors gather outside of Oriole Park at Camden Yards before a baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and the Baltimore Orioles after a rally for Freddie Gray, Saturday, April 25, 2015, in Baltimore. Gray died from spinal injuries about a week after he was arrested and transported in a police van. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Protestors rally at Oriole Park at Camden Yards during a march for Freddie Gray, Saturday, April 25, 2015. Gray died from spinal injuries about a week after he was arrested and transported in a police van. (AP Photo/Gail Burton)
Baltimore police officers stand guard outside of Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Monday, April 27, 2015, in Baltimore. The baseball game between the Baltimore Orioles and the Chicago White Sox has been postponed. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
Police in helmets stand guard at Camden Yards before an Orioles baseball game after a march to City Hall for Freddie Gray, Saturday, April 25, 2015 in Baltimore. Gray died from spinal injuries about a week after he was arrested and transported in a police van. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
A protestor throws a barricade at a bar near Oriole Park at Camden Yards after a rally for Freddie Gray, Saturday, April 25, 2015, in Baltimore. Gray died from spinal injuries about a week after he was arrested and transported in a police van. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
A protestor, left, fights with a bar patron outside of a bar near Oriole Park at Camden Yards after a rally for Freddie Gray, Saturday, April 25, 2015, in Baltimore. Gray died from spinal injuries about a week after he was arrested and transported in a police van. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
A protestor throws a chair at a restaurant near Oriole Park at Camden Yards as a woman tries to stop him after a rally for Freddie Gray, Saturday, April 25, 2015, in Baltimore. Gray died from spinal injuries about a week after he was arrested and transported in a police van. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
A bar patron, in red, confronts protestors outside of a bar near Oriole Park at Camden Yards after a rally for Freddie Gray, Saturday, April 25, 2015, in Baltimore. Gray died from spinal injuries about a week after he was arrested and transported in a police van. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Protestors confront a patron outside of a bar across the street from Oriole Park at Camden Yards after a rally for Freddie Gray, Saturday, April 25, 2015, in Baltimore. Gray died from spinal injuries about a week after he was arrested and transported in a police van. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
An empty Oriole Park at Camden Yards is shown after the game between the Baltimore Orioles and the Chicago White Sox was postponed on April 27, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland. The move comes amid violent clashes between police and youths, according to news reports, the aftermath of the death of Freddie Gray on April 19 after suffering a fatal spinal injury while in police custody. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)
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The three-game series between the Orioles and the Tampa Bay Rays, scheduled for May 1-3, will take place at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. with Orioles serving as home team.

As can be seen in the above photo, protesters have congregated all over the city, including at Oriole Park.

According to the statement, fans with tickets to any of the above referenced games may exchange their tickets for any remaining home game this season on a "dollar for dollar" basis.

Read the full statement below:


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