What Can You Expect at MLB FanFest 2012?
MLB All-Star FanFest, the largest baseball fan event in the world, will visit Kansas City for the first time ever in 2012 as part of MLB All-Star Week.
The five-day event will transform the Kansas City Convention Center/Bartle Hall into a celebration that captures the thrills and excitement of Major League Baseball. MLB All-Star FanFest will feature interactive exhibits and attractions, Major League clinics and seminars, free autograph sessions with Royals legends and Hall of Famers, memorabilia and much more.
Dates: Friday, July 6 – Tuesday, July 10
Location: Kansas City Convention Center/Bartle Hall – 301 W. 13th St., Kansas City, MO, 64105
|Hours:(all times are local and subject to change)• Friday: 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. • Saturday: 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. • Sunday: 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. • Monday: 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. • Tuesday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.|
Admission: Tickets are $30 for adults and $25 for children 12 and under (children two and under are admitted free), senior citizens and military personnel. All MLB All-Star FanFest attractions are included with the price of admission. The only additional event costs are for concessions, memorabilia and merchandise.
Tickets: MLB All-Star FanFest tickets are on sale at the following locations:
• Via the official All-Star Web site of Major League Baseball (www.allstargame.com) • Via the Royals official Web site (royals.com/2012) or 29 other team websites • Royals Box Office at Kauffman Stadium • By Calling 1-888-FanFest (326-3378)
Tickets are sold on a timed-entry basis, so fans should order early to secure the date and time of their choice. Once inside the venue, fans can stay at MLB All-Star FanFest as long as they wish.
|• ‘The Diamond’ – Located at the center of MLB All-Star FanFest, this attraction features daily clinics and appearances by MLB players, managers and other experts. Past appearances have included Tony Gwynn, Torii Hunter, Derek Jeter, Cal Ripken Jr. and David Wright and many other MLB greats. • ‘Legends Autograph Program’ – Gives the fans the opportunity to receive free autographs from Hall of Famers and MLB Legends. Players such as Andre Dawson, Rollie Fingers, Ferguson Jenkins and Juan Marichal have signed for fans previously at MLB All-Star FanFest|
• ‘National Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum’ – Take a stroll through baseball’s glorious past and experience the history of the national pastime with one of the largest collections of artifacts on loan from the ‘National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum’ in Cooperstown
• ‘The Negro Leagues’ – A compelling visual journey back in time as ‘The Negro Leagues’ brings to life the heroic history of some of the game’s proudest and most talented players
|• ‘Hometown Heroes’ – ‘Hometown Heroes’ showcases the Kansas City Royals history, roots in the community and promise for the future • ‘World’s Largest Baseball’ – What better way to welcome families to the largest baseball fan-event in the world, than with the ‘World’s Largest Baseball?’ The signature white leather, red-laced ball measures 12 feet in diameter and features the signatures of baseball greats such as Hank Aaron, Rod Carew, Derek Jeter and Ozzie Smith.|