Orioles fans will be able to go sleep a little bit earlier next season.

The team announced on Tuesday that all weeknight games will begin at 6:35 p.m. Last season, the Orioles had an earlier first pitch for games before Memorial Day and after Labor Day, when school was in session, and a 7:05 p.m. first pitch the rest of the year. Now, they are expanding the 6:35 p.m. start in an effort to attract more families to weeknight games.

The move follows a trend across the league, with the Tigers, Phillies and Mariners making the change in recent seasons. All three saw a boost in attendance.

The Orioles 2024 home schedule will also feature a 7:05 p.m. slot for Friday games, 4:05 p.m. for Saturday and 1:35 p.m. for Sunday games. Midweek day game times vary from 12:35 p.m. to 1:05 p.m.

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Opening day — which the Orioles will host for the first time since 2018 — will be at 3:05 p.m on March 28 against the Angels.

danielle.allentuck@thebaltimorebanner.com

Danielle Allentuck covers the Orioles for The Baltimore Banner. She previously reported on the Rockies for the Denver Gazette and general sports assignments for The New York Times as part of its fellowship program. A Maryland native, Danielle grew up in Montgomery County and graduated from Ithaca College. 

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