You make the call

April 02, 1992|By Susan Reimer

Busy. Busy. Busy.

With Opening Day just four days away, everyone at Oriole Park at Camden Yards is busy, busy, busy.

And so are the phones. Try calling the Orioles at (410) 685-9800 and that's just the answer you'll get -- a busy signal.

"We are getting a tremendous number of calls," said Orioles public relations director Rick Vaughn. "The phones are virtually busy from 9 to 5."

No kidding. Ask anyone who has tried to call for information about their season tickets or their Opening Day passes, or to ask any number of other questions about the new stadium.

"You have to understand that not only are fans calling about tickets," said Vaughn. "But we have hundreds of vendors who are installing things or delivering things here, and they are all calling, too."

The hundreds of calls are distributed along 23 trunk lines to 23 full-time, part-time and temporary staff members. Vaughn said those numbers will be increased by eight trunk lines and eight staff members "as soon as it can be done."

Meanwhile, if the phone fails, try a personal visit. Orioles ticket windows will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. today, tomorrow and Saturday, and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

And those Opening Day tickets you are worried about. . . . Vaughn said the last of the large envelopes containing Opening Day passes and season tickets should be arriving today or tomorrow at the latest at the homes of those fans who have paid in full. They were mailed Monday.

If they don't arrive by then . . . well, call the Orioles.

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