MLB All Star Fan Fest in Phoenix is Time to Celebrate Baseball
Baseball is America’s pastime and is cherished by both young and old alike. Those people who live in Phoenix homes likely follow the Arizona Diamondbacks, who play their games at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona. They are expansion team, but have playing their games steps from the beautiful Phoenix real estate that the city has to offer since 1998.
The Arizona Diamondbacks have had great success for such a young franchise, including winning the World Series in 2001. Because of their success, as well as the beautiful stadium that is Chase Field, they will be hosting the 2011 Major League Baseball All-Star game on July 12, 2011.
Chase Field is a fan favorite for some of the great features like a retractable roof, where the ability to close it is great for those blazing hot days when people just want to get out of their Phoenix homes and get somewhere cool. One of the best features of the field might be the swimming pool. Nowhere else can you watch a baseball game from a pool.
It can be quite difficult to get a ticket to the actual All-Star game, but Major League Baseball wants to include as many fans as possible in the celebration, so it will put on a four day fan-fest. This is the same procedure that occurs in other cities that host the All-Star game. Tickets for the event are available on the MLB website.
The All-Star Fan Fest, which will take place from July 8, 2011 until July 12, 2011 really has something for everyone. There are chances to visit the clubhouse and even the dugout, something that a true fan will love. There are also lots of interactive activities, which are great for kids and teens. There are batting practice opportunities, fielding chances, autograph sessions and lots of other activities.
In addition to the hands-on activities, there are several events for spectators. There are games featuring retired players and celebrities, as well as the well-loved Home Run Derby. The Home Run Derby features the most powerful baseball players in the game as they try to hit the most home runs among the contestants. It is also an exciting thing to watch.
The best part is that it is fairly affordable and there are family package deals available to save money. Going with two parents and two kids and getting a package deal is a good value. There are also deals that include food, such as hot dogs, which really make the full baseball experience, given that they are the food most typically thought of when it is comes to baseball.
One of the most memorable parts of attending a Major League Baseball Fan-Fest in the ability to be a part of something great. Every year millions of people watch the All-Star festivities on television, but very few get to be part of the action. Attending the Major League Baseball All-Star Fan Fest this July in Phoenix will be a memory that any baseball fan will cherish for years to come.