The Orioles' kickoff to the 2013 season, FanFest will be held this Saturday, January 19, from 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. at the Baltimore Convention Center. 2013 FanFest, presented by Visit Sarasota County, will feature appearances by current and former Orioles players and coaches as part of a day-long celebration of baseball that will also include clinics, exhibits and interactive games.
Like the rest of the region, the Orioles are supporting the Baltimore Ravens in their quest for the AFC Championship at New England this weekend. In addition to a multitude of baseball-centered activities, the purple and black will also have a presence at FanFest. The Ravens cheerleaders and team mascot Poe will appear at the event, and the Ravens promo team will also be on hand with giveaway items to generate excitement for Sunday's game.
Fans traveling by car to attend FanFest are encouraged to be aware of the following street closures due to the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. parade, which begins at noon on Saturday.
Major road closings include: Martin Luther King Boulevard east/south bound from Eutaw Street to Washington Boulevard from 11:45 a.m. to approximately 3:00 p.m.; Eutaw Street from MLK to Dolphin, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.; Baltimore Street from MLK Boulevard to Poppelton Street; Fremont Avenue from Baltimore to Fayette Street, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.; Madison Avenue from MLK to Dolphin, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Tickets for FanFest are available online at www.orioles.com/fanfest, via phone at 1-888-848-BIRD or at the Oriole Park Box Office and at the Official Team Store at the York Galleria in York, PA. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children 14 and under and those over 55. On the day of the event, FanFest tickets will be sold at the Convention Center and the Oriole Park Box Office, while supplies last. Fans are encouraged to purchase their tickets in advance.
In addition to FanFest activities, individual game tickets for the 2013 season will go on sale at 10:00 a.m. on January 19. Fans may purchase tickets at the Convention Center or the Oriole Park Box Office at the north end of the Warehouse throughout the day. Tickets will also be available via phone at 1.888.848.BIRD (2473), online at www.orioles.com and at the Official Team Store at the York Galleria in York, PA.
Complimentary parking for FanFest is available in Lot B/C as long as space permits. For updated information about the event, fans should visit www.orioles.com/fanfest.