Stadium authority announces smoking ban at Camden Yards

BALTIMORE - As of March 4, there will be no smoking at Oriole Park and M&T Bank Stadium.

The ban comes from the Maryland Stadium Authority and will apply to all games and events held within the two structures at Camden Yards.

The ban prohibits the "the burning of a lighted cigarette, cigar, pipe, or any other matter or substance that contains tobacco" within the stadiums--whether such spaces are covered or uncovered, walled or exposed, or open or closed to public access.

The ban will also prohibit smoking within 25 feet of any entry, outdoor air intake, or operable window of the stadium structures.

The Orioles are expected to announce a policy to accommodate smokers prior to Opening Day.

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