Baltimore Orioles announce next game closed to public

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)
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)
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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