All-Star week gets sneak preview with opening at Camden Station

February 19, 1993|By From Staff Reports

The Orioles brought a little bit of spring training to Baltimore yesterday with the grand opening of the "Coca-Cola All-Star Week Preview Center" at refurbished Camden Station.

The opening of the Preview Center began a five-month countdown to the July 13 All-Star Game at Camden Yards. It offers some of the same exhibits that will be featured in the Upper Deck All-Star FanFest extravaganza at the Convention Center from July 9 to 13.

Those exhibits range from hitting in a batting cage off a video simulation of a major-league pitcher to viewing memorabilia from theCooperstown Hall of Fame to posing for pictures in your favorite team's jersey.

The Preview Center will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekdays, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekends. Admission is free, although there is a charge for some of the exhibits.

Officials from the Orioles, the Maryland Stadium Authority and Major League Baseball were on hand for the ribbon-cutting ceremony at Camden Station.

FanFest will transform the Convention Center into a baseball theme park leading up to the All-Star Game. It is designed to give those fans without All-Star tickets a chance to participate in the All-Star experience, the Orioles said.

The advance purchase price of admission for FanFest -- before July 9 -- will be $6 for juniors (up to 12) and seniors (over 62), and $10 for adults. Tickets bought during the week of FanFest will cost $8 and $12, respectively.

In addition, tickets will be sold on a timed-entry basis for admission every hour, on the hour. Once inside, you may stay as long as you like. Tickets are available through the Orioles' main ticket office, (410) 685-9800; TicketMaster Phone Charge, (410) 481-SEAT in Baltimore, (202) 432-SEAT in Washington and (703) 573-SEAT in Northern Virginia; TicketMaster Outlets and Orioles Baseball Stores in Baltimore, Seabrook, Md., York, Pa., and Washington.

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