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Montreal, City of Baseball
September 8, 2017
Legendary Gary Carter makes his entrance to Grévin Montreal
in the temporary universe, Montreal, City of Baseball
Today, one of the most famous players for the Montreal Expos, Gary Carter, joins the Grévin family! The character will be placed in a new, immersive 2,000 square foot environment, Montreal, City of Baseball - a temporary universe to be held from June 14 to October 9, 2017. Considered one of the best receivers in the history of baseball and a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown in the U.S., Gary Carter joins the museum’s greatest sports figures in the world, such as Wayne Gretzky, Sydney Crosby, Maurice Richard, Gilles Villeneuve, Tiger Woods, and Georges Saint-Pierre.
The figure, created by sculptor Stéphane Barret, will be standing in the middle of an impressive baseball field that will allow visitors to take pictures near the athlete. At Montreal, City of Baseball, Grévin offers interactive activities in order to fully experience this sporting culture: visitors can strike a pose, embodying one of the legendary “Nos Z'Amours”, test their pitching ability using speed radar, and even snack at the hot dog counter installed exclusively for the occasion.
"We are very honoured to welcome Gary Carter to the museum as the legendary player who influenced the history of baseball and the city of Montreal. In this year commemorating the 375th anniversary of the city, we are proud to highlight the importance of baseball to Montrealers, offering our visitors an immersive and entertaining environment related to this sport."
- Kathleen Payette, General Director of Grévin Montreal.
In order to do justice to this legendary player, the sculpture was designed using dozens of archival photos. No detail was left to chance: some baseball players even served as a model to help the Grévin team reproduce the athlete’s position. Gary Carter's wife, Sandy Carter, approved the production steps several times in order to create a realistic double that would honour her famous husband.
“I’m very touched by this tribute. Montreal has always loved Gary and always made sure that our family felt welcome. The presence of this wax figure at Grévin Montreal will certainly honour
his memory for years and generations to come."
- Sandy Carter.
Designed for the whole family, Montreal, City of Baseball is the perfect occasion to relive the exploits of one of the greatest players in the history of the Expos, as well as a prominent figure in our collective memory. This new universe also offers a return in the past by recalling memories of this sport and of this legendary team.
Monday to Saturday, 10 am to 6 pm and Sunday, 11 am to 5 pm.
Note: the ticket booth closes one hour prior to the museum closing.
Children under 6: free; children 6 to 12: $16.00; young people and students: $18.00; adults: $22.00; seniors 65 and older: $20.50; family (2 children and 2 adults or 3 children and 1 adult): $59.75 plus tax.