The Orioles will kick off the 2014 season with their annual FanFest on Saturday, Feb. 1, and tickets for the event are on sale now.
FanFest, presented by Visit Sarasota County, will once again be held at the Baltimore Convention Center, and it will feature appearances by current and former O's players and coaches as part of a day-long celebration that will also include clinics, exhibits and interactive games. The event will be held from 11 a.m. ET to 6 p.m., with 10 a.m. entry for season-ticket holders.
Tickets for FanFest can be purchased online at 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 $12 for adults and $6 for children 14 and under and those over 55, with all 2014 season plan holders and Dugout Club members receiving complimentary tickets.
Individual game tickets for the 2014 season will also go on sale on Feb. 1, beginning at 10 a.m., and can be purchased at FanFest. They will also be available by phone (see above), at the OPACY box office and the official team store.
FanFest's autograph policy remains the same from last year, with children 4-14 having a designated autograph station free of charge and operating continuously throughout the day. All other ESSKAY autograph stations require the advance purchase of autograph vouchers exclusively at orioles.com/fanfest, with all of the proceeds to benefit children's charities through OriolesREACH. Autograph vouchers can be purchased starting at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 18.
Other FanFest activities include Q&A forums with players, front office and media, clinics for children, memorabilia deals, a Spring Training exhibit, a tour of the Orioles' clubhouse and the chance to apply for seasonal employment with the organization.
Complimentary parking for FanFest is available in Lot B/C and all updated event information will be available at orioles.com/fanfest.
Brittany Ghiroli is a reporter for MLB.com. Read her blog, Britt's Bird Watch, and follow her on Twitter @britt_ghiroli.