Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Orioles Fan Fest - This Weekend at Camden Yards

Well, the long awaited Orioles Fan Fest is this weekend. From what I understand, it will be outside and in the club section of Camden Yards. Hopefully, the weather will cooperate, as at this time of year, it could be either be 70 degrees out and sunny or 40 with rain.

Hopefully, it will be a fun time for all and get everyone in the Black and Orange ready for the upcoming season.


The Orioles today announced the former players who will participate in the team's FanFest Sunday at Camden Yards. The former players attending include:



All of the current Orioles players are scheduled to attend the event. Gates will open at 10:30 a.m. for Season Plan Holders and at 11:30 a.m. for the general public. The team will hold a workout on the field from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., and then sign autographs from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

The two-hour autograph session will feature eight stations with at least three current players each set up along the warning track. Fans will select where they line up in the seating bowl to receive one autograph from each player in the chosen section. Former players will sign autographs throughout the day on the Club Level.

Other FanFest activities will be held on the main concourse and Club Level, including question and answer sessions with front office executives and media members.


Cost: Adults -- $10; children 14 and under/adults 55 and over -- $5

Tickets can be purchased at the Orioles' Box Office, Ticketmaster outlets, official team stores or by calling 1-888-848-BIRD or visiting www.orioles.com. Tickets from the originally scheduled FanFest (Jan. 14) will be accepted for admission.


Hppychik@aol.com said...

Just want to say a few things about fan fest. This was our first year driving down ( we live in York PA ). We got down around 11 am and had plenty of time to eat,drink, and enjoy the things that were going on. We made our way to the section that Nick Markakis was going to sign autographs at. We made our way into the seats ( around 1:10 ) - at this point we were into the overflow - no problem - we figured we had a good amount of time to get to the front.But once the people got their Mora autographs - they jumped over into OUR section and butted into our line. A guy jumped in line in front of us and asked where the end of the line was ( which I firmly told him was down a couple of rows ) but he continued to stand there ! Needless to say , we made it about 5 rows away when 3:30 rolled around and they ended the session. So to those guys that got somebody elses autograph then jumped into our line - my 12 year old son and I say a big thank you . We played by the rules and came home with nothing. I'm just sorry that you didn't see the disappointment on my son's face - maybe that will make you think next time about your actions.

Maryland Orioles' Fan said...

Hppychik@aol - I empathize with your experience today at Fan Fest.

I think events such as FanFest should be part of young fans experience (and really should be geared towards them), but you have rude and overzealous fans, plus collectors who can ruin it for people.

Personally, I didn't go for autographs as I found there was way too many people there and there's a lot more I wanted to see and do.

To be quite honest, I'd rather just wait to get autographs after the game during the season than deal with thousands of people at a festival.

I live in the Baltimore/Washington area and I get to Camden Yards all the time, but it is a shame that you travelled all that way and had the experience you encountered.

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