All-Star FanFest tickets on sale

All-Star FanFest tickets on sale

All-Star FanFest tickets on sale
PHOENIX -- Fans can purchase tickets for the 2011 Major League Baseball All-Star FanFest, which will be held in Phoenix from July 8-12.

The Arizona Diamondbacks play host to the 82nd All-Star Game, at Chase Field on July 12, but the game is just one part of the All-Star experience.

The five-day All-Star FanFest will be held at the Phoenix Convention Center, located across the street from Chase Field. It is billed as the world's largest interactive baseball fan event.

There will be an exhibit from the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, batting cages, clinics from Major League legends, free autograph sessions with former D-backs and MLB legends, memorabilia and much more.

All Major League Baseball All-Star FanFest attractions are free with the price of admission, with the only additional event costs being for concessions and memorabilia. Tickets are $30 for adults and $25 for children ages 12 and under, senior citizens and military personnel. Children under 2 are admitted free.

"I'm looking forward to being a part of 2011 MLB All-Star FanFest, one of the most exciting events of All-Star Week," said MLB All-Star Ambassador Luis Gonzalez. "My family and I visited All-Star FanFest in the past, and we have some great memories of the fun we had there. I am very happy these wonderful activities are coming to Phoenix for the fans here to enjoy."

Tickets for Major League Baseball All-Star FanFest are sold on a timed-entry basis, providing fans the ability to reserve the day and time of their choice. There are also several discount options, including discounts of $5 off each ticket purchased as part of a Major League Baseball All-Star FanFest Family Pack; these packs are sold in ticket denominations of four to seven. Two Family Value Packs are available -- one consists of four tickets, four Pepsis and four hot dogs all for $110, and another is a "Buy One, Get One Free" offer for one full-price ticket at $30, with the second ticket free on Friday.

Tickets for Major League Baseball All-Star FanFest can be purchased at the official All-Star web site of Major League Baseball (AllStarGame.com), the official D-backs website (dbacks.com/asg), the box office at Chase Field, or by calling 1-888-FanFest (326-3378).

Registration for the opportunity to purchase 2011 MLB All-Star ticket strips for the general public is now taking place at AllStarGame.com and dbacks.com/asg. Each strip includes one ticket to each All-Star Week event at the ballpark, two MLB All-Star FanFest tickets and one Official All-Star Game program.

Winners will be selected at random to ensure as many fans as possible have the chance to purchase strips. Date, time and instructions for purchase will be communicated via e-mail to each selected applicant by the end of February. Existing D-backs season-ticket holders will receive ticket information by the end of February for their opportunity to purchase ticket strips.

MLB All-Star Week at Chase Field includes the 82nd MLB All-Star Game (July 12), Gatorade All-Star Workout Day (July 11) -- featuring the State Farm Home Run Derby -- and Taco Bell All-Star Sunday (July 10), which includes the XM All-Star Futures Game and the Taco Bell All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball Game.

Steve Gilbert is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Inside the D-backs, and follow him on Twitter @dbackswriter. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.