The launch to the 2015 baseball season will begin on Saturday, January 31, as the Orioles host their annual FanFest event at the Baltimore Convention Center. 2015 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. The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., with early entry for Orioles Season Plan Members to begin at 10 a.m. as part of the Orange Carpet Program.
Tickets for FanFest are on sale now and are available online at www.orioles.com/fanfest, via phone at 1-888-848-BIRD, 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 adults over 55. On the day of the event, FanFest tickets will be sold at the Convention Center and the Oriole Park Box Office. This week, 2014 Season Plan Members and Dugout Club members will receive an offer for complimentary FanFest tickets via email, which can be redeemed through their online My Tickets Account.
The Orioles' autograph policy for FanFest 2015 will duplicate last year's policy and is designed to support youth charitable endeavors through OriolesREACH, as well as enhance the fan experience with shortened wait times. Children ages 4-14 will have a specially designated Kids Only player autograph station presented by ESSKAY that is free of charge and will operate continuously throughout the day. All other ESSKAY autograph stations at FanFest will require the advance purchase of autograph vouchers exclusively at www.orioles.com/fanfest, with all of the proceeds to benefit children's charities through OriolesREACH. Autograph vouchers will be available for purchase beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday, January 17.
In addition to autographs, other FanFest activities include question and answer forums with players and front office staff; clinics for children on a youth-sized baseball field; kids press conferences where young Orioles fans can ask questions to players; official Orioles merchandise available for purchase; memorabilia dealers; a silent auction benefitting the Orioles Charitable Foundation; a Spring Training in Sarasota exhibit; and a tour of the Orioles clubhouse at Oriole Park.
Orioles representatives will also be on hand to help answer questions from fans about becoming a Season Plan Member. An announcement regarding the sale of individual game tickets will be made at a later date.
Complimentary parking for FanFest is available in Lot B/C. For updated information about the event, fans should visit www.orioles.com/fanfest.