2011 MLB FanFest Tickets

If you are looking for something to do in Phoenix this weekend, you are in for a treat.  As part of the 2011 MLB All-Star experience, the city of Phoenix will be playing host to MLB FanFest 2011 at the Phoenix Convention Center, downtown.

You can still get ticket packages to the 2011 MLB All Star Game and Home Run Derby, but if you are unable to make it to either of those events, you will definitely want to head over to FanFest.

Passes are good for one day only and are specific to a time slot so make sure you double check when buying your tickets.

I got to take a little sneak peek tour of the setup they have and I can assure you that it is going to be amazing.  Not only will attending FanFest get you out of the hot summer sun (and occasional dust storm) of Phoenix, it is truly a unique baseball experience.  Think of it as the world’s largest interactive baseball museum.  There will be players, past and present, there to sign autographs, you can get up close views of the World Series trophy, MVP trophy and more.  Kids and adults alike will be able to participate in interactive events like base stealing, fielding, and a home run derby.  Also, Major League Baseball has been so kind as to bring a piece of Cooperstown to Phoenix.  For the only time all year, some of the best displays from the MLB Hall of Fame make their way out of Cooperstown – and you the fans get a chance to see it all.

There will be 5,000+ square feet of baseball history, interactive fun, and major league excitement for your family to enjoy.

Passes are good for one day only and are specific to a time slot so make sure you double check when buying your tickets.

Attractions at FanFest 2011

ALL-STAR CLUBHOUSE

Visit the Clubhouse and feel like a Major Leaguer. See the game uniforms of the 2011 MLB All-Stars and join us for question and answer sessions with MLB Legends and Hall of Fame players.

ALL-STAR DUGOUT

Watch the events on the Diamond from an All-Star’s point of view in the All-Star Dugout.

ALL-STAR GAME RED CARPET SHOW

Feel like an MLB All-Star, sit in a Chevy vehicle and be part of the Red Carpet Show. Take home a DVD keepsake of you being interviewed during the Red Carpet Show.

ALL-STAR VIDEO GAME ZONE

Test your skills and compete against others playing the latest Major League Baseball® video games.

ATM

Make a dash for cash to the multiple ATMs conveniently located throughout the event.

COLLECTOR’S SHOWCASE

Buy, sell and trade baseball cards, collectibles and memorabilia at one of the largest gathering of dealers under one roof.

DAILY EVENTS BOARDS

Don’t miss a thing. Check out the Daily Events Boards for a listing of autograph sessions, player appearances and more.

THE DIAMOND

Play on the mini Aquafina Diamond and participate in baseball clinics hosted by coaches, managers, MLB legends and current stars.

FANFEST® AUCTION

View and bid on limited-edition authentic baseball memorabilia in a silent auction throughout the event or Live Auction on July 12th at 10 a.m.

FANFEST® BATTING PRACTICE

Practice like the pros in these state-of-the-art batting cages.

FANFEST® FIELDING PRACTICE

Grab a glove and get ready to field ground balls, fly balls and line drives at the fielding cages.

FANFEST® TIRE TRYOUT

Strengthen your bunting and throwing skills by aiming at Firestone tire targets.

FANFEST® TRADING CARDS

Make your very own personalized baseball card wearing your favorite team’s authentic jersey!

FIELDS OF PLAY

Learn from the experts about MLB fields and maintenance of the greatest lawns in the game.

FOOD COURTS: REFRESH ZONES

Enjoy a sizzling hot dog, hot pretzel, cold Pepsi or sample signature foods from the ballparks around the league.

GAME SAVING CATCH

Recreate your favorite over-the-wall catch and have your photo taken to capture the moment.

HOME RUN DERBY

Ever dreamed of hitting one out of the park? Here’s your chance to step up to the plate and hit a home run over the MLB All-Star FanFest outfield wall in State Farm Home Run Derby style.

HOMETOWN HEROES

Visit a tribute to baseball in Phoenix. View a collection of memorabilia and artifacts from Diamondbacks’ history and pose next to a life size team photo.

INFORMATION BOOTH

Upon entering MLB All-Star FanFest, get information on all events and appearances and find out how to obtain Holiday Inn Priority Club Pass tickets and bracelets.

LATINO PIONEERS WALL

View artifacts and historical moments of the Latino Pioneers in baseball.

LIVE RADIO AUTOGRAPH STAGE

Come and listen to your favorite local broadcasts, meet baseball Legends and obtain free autographs.

MLB.COM

Watch daily live broadcasts of mlb.com.

MLB NETWORK

Create your own virtual interview with MLB Network analyst Harold Reynolds and download the recording from home and share with your friends.

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL® CLUBHOUSE STORE

Purchase official 2011 All-Star Game souvenirs and apparel.

MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL®

View New Era caps from all 160 Minor League Baseball clubs on the MLBASFF Minor League Cap Wall.

NATIONAL BASEBALL HALL OF FAME & MUSEUM®

The history of America’s national pastime unfolds through an unforgettable collection of Hall of Fame artifacts and photographs from Cooperstown.

THE NEGRO LEAGUES

View the history of the Negro Leagues and pay tribute to some of the game’s finest players from the league.

FANFEST PIN TRADING CENTER

Purchase, collect and trade for your favorite baseball pins.

STEAL A BASE, STEAL A TACO

Compete against your favorite MLB base runners and try to steal second base. Make sure you pick up your FREE Taco Bell taco after you win the race.

STRIKE OUT CHALLENGE

Step up to the pitcher’s mound and test your arm strength while trying to throw your fastest pitch to win a prize.

TROPHIES OF MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL®

View a collection of the official awards and trophies of Major League Baseball including the World Series, Home Run Derby, All-Star MVP and others.

WOMEN IN BASEBALL

All-American Girls Professional Baseball League (AAGPBL) – Meet the women who were the inspiration for the movie “A League of Their Own”.

WORLD BASEBALL CLASSIC

See the greatest players worldwide in this exhibit as they represented their countries in the 2009 World Baseball Classic.

WORLD’S LARGEST BASEBALL

Come take a photo with the World’s Largest Baseball signed by Ted Williams, Hank Aaron, Derek Jeter, Yogi Berra, Willie Mays and others.

XM RADIO

Relax and listen to XM’s lineup of coast-to-coast sports programming. You’ll hear sports news, sports talk, and coverage of live events including Major League Baseball®.

Additional Details

Dates & Hours

Location & Directions to FanFest 2011

Phoenix Convention Center
100 North Third Street
Phoenix, AZ 85004

FROM POINTS NORTH

SR-51 South

  • Take RS-51 South
  • Merge onto I-10 exit ramp WEST towards Los Angeles
  • Keep RIGHT at the merger onto I-10
  • Exit on 7th Street (Exit 145A) and keep LEFT
  • Turn LEFT onto 7th Street and continue SOUTH
  • Turn RIGHT onto Van Buren Street and continue WEST
  • Turn LEFT onto North Third Street
  • Pass Monroe Street to 100 North Third Street

I-17

  • Take I-17 South
  • Merge onto I-10 exit ramp EAST (Exit 200A) towards Tucson
  • Exit on 7th Street (Exit 145A) and keep RIGHT
  • Turn RIGHT onto 7th Street and continue SOUTH
  • Turn RIGHT onto Van Buren Street and continue WEST
  • Turn LEFT onto North Third Street
  • Pass Monroe Street to 100 North Third Street

Loop 101 (From West Valley Cities – Glendale/Peoria/Sun City)

  • Take 101 Loop SOUTH
  • Merge onto I-10 exit ramp EAST (Exit 1B) towards Tucson
  • Exit on 7th Street (Exit 145A) and keep RIGHT
  • Turn RIGHT onto 7th Street and continue SOUTH
  • Turn RIGHT onto Van Buren Street and continue WEST
  • Turn LEFT onto North Third Street
  • Pass Monroe Street to 100 North Third Street

Loop 101 (From East Valley Cities – Scottsdale/Paradise Valley/North Phoenix)

  • Take 101 Loop SOUTH
  • Merge onto Loop 202 exit ramp go WEST (Exit 51) towards Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport
  • Merge onto I-10 exit ramp WEST towards Los Angeles
  • Exit on 7th Street (Exit 145A) and keep LEFT
  • Turn LEFT onto 7th Street and continue SOUTH
  • Turn RIGHT onto Van Buren Street and continue WEST
  • Turn LEFT onto North Third Street
  • Pass Monroe Street to 100 North Third Street

FROM POINTS SOUTH

  • Take I-10 West towards Los Angeles
  • Merge onto I-17 N/US-60 W (Exit 150A) and keep RIGHT
  • Exit on 7th Street (Exit 195B) and keep RIGHT
  • Turn RIGHT onto 7th Street and continue North
  • Turn LEFT onto Washington Street and keep Right
  • Turn RIGHT onto N. 3rd Street
  • Phoenix Convention Center on corner at 100 North Third Street

FROM POINTS WEST

  • Take I-10 East towards Tucson
  • Stay on I-10 into downtown Phoenix
  • Exit on 7th Street (Exit 145A) and keep RIGHT
  • Turn RIGHT onto 7th Street and keep RIGHT
  • Turn RIGHT onto E. Van Buren Street and keep LEFT
  • Turn LEFT onto N. 3rd Street
  • Pass Monroe Street to 100 North Third Street

FROM POINTS EAST

Loop 202

  • Take Loop 202 West
  • Merge onto I-10 West towards Los Angeles and keep RIGHT
  • Exit on 7th Street (Exit 145A) and keep LEFT
  • Turn LEFT onto 7th Street and keep RIGHT
  • Turn Right onto E. Van Buren Street and keep LEFT
  • Turn LEFT onto N. 3rd Street
  • Pass Monroe Street to 100 North Third Street

US-60

  • Take US-60 West towards Phoenix
  • Merge onto I-10 West towards Phoenix/Los Angeles
  • Merge onto I-17 N/US-60 W (Exit 150A) and keep RIGHT
  • Turn RIGHT onto 7th Street and continue North
  • Turn LEFT onto Washington Street and keep Right
  • Turn RIGHT onto N. 3rd Street
  • Phoenix Convention Center on corner at 100 North Third Street

FROM PHOENIX SKY HARBOR INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (PHX) BY CAR

  • Take Sky Harbor Blvd. and go West towards the West Valley Cities Exit
  • Stay to the RIGHT on Sky Harbor Blvd. and continue West
  • Merge onto I-10 West towards Los Angeles and keep RIGHT
  • Exit on Jefferson Street/Washington Street (Exit 148) and keep LEFT
  • Turn LEFT onto E. Washington Street and continue West
  • Turn RIGHT onto N. 3rd Street
  • Phoenix Convention Center on corner at 100 North Third Street

BUS AND RAIL INFORMATION ROUTES

Local bus service is provided by the Phoenix Valley Metro. The Valley Metro can be reached at (602) 253-5000 or on their website at http://www.valleymetro.org/. The following bus routes have stops near the Phoenix Convention Center.

Route 7 (Seventh Street) Stops on Third Street and E. Van Buren Street. It is a short walk south towards the Phoenix Convention Center on Third Street.

Route 3 (Van Buren) Stops on Third Street and E. Van Buren Street. It is a short walk south towards the Phoenix Convention Center on Third Street.

Route 12 (Twelfth Street) Stops on Third Street and E. Van Buren Street. It is a short walk south towards the Phoenix Convention Center on Third Street.

Route 8 (Seventh Avenue) Stops on First Street and E. Van Buren Street. Walk East towards Third Street and then go South on Third Street. It is a short walk to the Phoenix Convention Center.

Local light rail service is also provided by the Phoenix Valley Metro. The Valley Metro Rail can be reached at (602) 253-5000 or on their website at http://www.valleymetro.org/metro_light_rail/. A free shuttle bus is offered at all three terminals at the Phoenix Sky Harbor International airport with a connection to the Valley Metro Rail. Connection will be made at the 44th Street and Washington rail stop.

FROM THE EAST

  • From the 44th Street and Washington rail stop go west towards Downtown Phoenix
  • Exit the 3rd Street and Washington rail stop.
  • Walk North on Third Street
  • Phoenix Convention Center, 100 N. Third St., will be on the eastside of the street

FROM THE WEST

  • From Christown Spectrum Mall, take the Light Rail east towards Downtown Phoenix
  • Exit at the 3rd Street and Jefferson rail stop in front of the US Airways Center
  • Walk North on Third Street
  • Phoenix Convention Center, 100 N. Third St., will be on the eastside of the street

 

 

About Aaron Garcia

Aaron is an avid sports fan who passionately follows the NFL, NBA and MLB, in addition to NCAA Sports. He is an Arizona State University grad who loves the Dodgers and the Patriots.