Just like the WNST logo: purple and orange together in one parking lot

March 16, 2009 | Nestor Aparicio

Just got a press release regarding NFL Draft Day activities in downtown Baltimore. Looks like the Ravens continue to “cozy up” to the Orioles, who are in woeful need of some purple to fill up those empty green seats in April.

Your Baltimore Orioles — finally reaching out to the community in the most obvious ways that have been ignored for 13 years.

Ravens and Orioles Team Up for Double-Header

Baltimore’s two biggest sports franchises have teamed up to offer fans a unique double-header. The Baltimore Ravens and the Baltimore Orioles have packaged together the Ravens’ Spring Football Festival with an Orioles’ home game against the Texas Rangers to offer fans two great events for one ticket.

On Saturday, April 25, the Ravens will hold their 12th annual Spring Football Festival, presented by Verizon Wireless, at M&T Bank Stadium from 3-7 p.m. The family-friendly event consists of various elements in which fans can participate, including interactive on-field activities, a locker room tour, player autograph sessions, Poe’s Mascot Game and watching the 2009 NFL Draft live on SmartVision and TVs throughout the stadium.

Immediately following the football festivities, the Orioles will host the Texas Rangers at Oriole Park for a 7:05 p.m. game. By purchasing the SFF/O’s packaged ticket, fans automatically have admission into the baseball game. The first 10,000 fans (age 15 and over) will receive a Draft Day O’s/Ravens rally cap presented by MASN.

“We are excited to come together with the Orioles and offer fans two great events for one affordable price,” said Ravens Vice President of Marketing Gabrielle Dow. “Our goal is to provide a day full of sports entertainment that is feasible for the whole family to enjoy during these tough economic times.”

“This day represents a continuation of the partnership between the city’s two sports franchises,” added Orioles Director of Communications Greg Bader. “We are excited to provide Baltimore sports fans the opportunity to cheer for their hometown teams on the same day.”

WHO:              Baltimore Ravens and Baltimore Orioles

WHAT:            Ravens 12th Annual Spring Football Festival Orioles vs. Texas Rangers home game

WHEN:            Saturday, April 25 Ravens Spring Football Festival: 3-7 p.m.*
& Orioles vs. Rangers: 7:05 p.m.
*If the Ravens’ first-round draft pick occurs after 7 p.m., they will keep the North Club Level open to patrons until the pick has been completed, and the pick will also be shown on the video board at Oriole Park between innings.
WHERE:          M&T Bank Stadium (Ravens Spring Football Festival)
Oriole Park at Camden Yards (Orioles vs. Rangers game)

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