Orioles Scoreboard Surprises

Scoreboard Surprises

Make your Oriole Park experience even more memorable!

Commemorate a birthday or anniversary by displaying your special someone's name on the Oriole Park scoreboard as part of our Scoreboard Surprises during an Orioles home game! Scoreboard Surprises can now be purchased online for a $35 donation to the Orioles Charitable Foundation.

(Payment must be made prior to announcement. Your credit card will be charged upon approval of the message.)


Message Display

Your message will be displayed on Oriole Park's Scoreboard between the sixth and eighth innings during breaks. Keep an ear out for an announcement from the PA Announcer that will signal when the scoreboard messages will be displayed. Scoreboard Surprises are run in groups of 4 names per board in age order from youngest to oldest with no age listed displayed at the end. Anniversaries are run in the same order after all the Birthday messages. The Orioles also offer a small quantity of "solo" boards for $75, subject to availability. To speak with one of our Fan Engagement Representatives about these “solo” boards, please call 888-848-2473.

Message Content

Shared Scoreboard Surprise ($35) messages will consist ONLY of the Birthday celebrant's first and last name or an Anniversary couple's first and last names, and, optionally, their age or year of anniversary. No additional messaging including nicknames, proposals, or retirement announcements is permitted, and messages cannot be used for commercial purposes. Any information that is obscene, offensive, includes foul language or refers negatively to any other Major League Baseball player or organization will not be accepted. Messages may be edited to conform with required format.

Fans purchasing a Full Scoreboard message may elect to add a brief, personalized closing such as Love, Mom and Dad to their message.

Ordering Information

Due to production and programming schedules, Scoreboard Surprise requests must be submitted at least 48 hours prior to the start of the game. Once placed, all orders are final. Scoreboard Surprises are not refundable.

Available Dates

Scoreboard messages are available for all regular season home games except Opening Day. Orders will be processed in the order in which they are received, and will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis. If your desired game is not listed, and it is more than 48 hours from the start time of the desired game, please call 888-848-BIRD.

Message Length

Messages may be up to twenty-five (25) characters long, including spaces and punctuation.

Rainout Policy

If your game date is postponed due to rain, we will refund all messages for that game date. Fans can re-book for any make-up games as long as there are at least 48 hours prior to the new scheduled date.


If you have any questions, please e-mail [email protected] or call 888-848-BIRD.