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What to know for D-backs Fan Fest this Saturday

Arizona Diamondbacks' David Peralta (6) celebrates his two-run home run against the Los Angeles Angels with manager Torey Lovullo (17) during the first inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

It’s about that time to flip the switch to baseball season.

Arizona Diamondbacks pitchers and catchers will report for spring training duties on Tuesday, and the full squad will hold its first workout the following Monday, Feb. 18. But this Saturday, the D-backs will hold their annual fan fest to get their new MLB season going.

The 2019 D-backs Fan Fest will go from noon to 4 p.m. at Salt River Fields.

We’ll carry the event on 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station starting at 11 a.m. and through 1:30 p.m. Coverage then moves to ESPN 620 AM until its conclusion.

On-air guests in the 11 o’clock hour will include Diamondbacks president Derrick Hall, GM Mike Hazen and manager Torey Lovullo.

Players expected to drop in from noon to 1 p.m. will be Steven Souza Jr., Archie Bradley and Zack Godley. Newcomers Luke Weaver and Carson Kelly, plus David Peralta join the broadcast from 1-2 p.m. Wrapping up at 2 p.m. for the guests will be Jake Lamb, Luis Gonzalez and Darnell Coles.

Hosts for our broadcast will include: Doug Franz and John Gambadoro (11 a.m. hour); Dave Burns and Dan Bickley (noon); Greg Schulte and Tom Candiotti (1 p.m.); and Steve Berthiaume and Bob Brenly (2 p.m.).

Here’s what to know if you plan on attending and a few links to help you navigate the event.

Tickets

A free ticket will be available to claim by going to the team website’s fan fest page.

General parking is also free.

Event map

Stage show schedule

12:20 p.m.
Guests: Mike Hazen and Torey Lovullo
Host: Derrick Hall

12:50 p.m.
Guests: Fox Sports Arizona special announcement
Host: TBD

1 p.m.
Guests: Jake Lamb, David Peralta and Nick Ahmed
Host: Steve Berthiaume

1:30 p.m.
Guests: Yoan Lopez, Eduardo Escobar and Ketel Marte
Hosts: Oscar Soria and Rodrigo Lopez (En Español)

2 p.m.
Guests: Luke Weaver, Merrill Kelly & Carson Kelly
Host: Mike Ferrin

2:30 p.m.
Guests: Archie Bradley, Zack Godley, Andrew Chafin and Robbie Ray
Host: Greg Schulte (Kids ask the questions)

3 p.m.
Guests: Luis Gonzalez, Randy Johnson & Bob Brenly
Host: Greg Schulte

What to bring (and not bring)

Smaller bags and wooden bats are permitted. Large bags and backpacks, and metal bats, are not.

All attendees are subject to security screening.

Fans cannot bring in food or drink, but two unopened water bottles per person are allowed.

Activities for the kids include:

Kids-only autograph session
Catch-a-fly
Wiffle ball
Face painters
Batting cages
Virtual reality
D-backs stage show (kids can ask questions session)

Concessions include: 

Streets of New York (Pizza) – Sec. 207
The Show (Traditional Ballpark Fare) – Sec. 209
Home Plate Hot Dogs (Specialty Hot Dogs) – Sec. 213
Sonoran BBQ (BBQ Favorites) – Sec. 216
101 Cattle Co. (Grilled Burgers & Sandwiches) – Sec. 218
Portable Sausage Carts (Sausages) – Sec. 210 & 220
Bar Portables – Sec. 214 & Third Base Walkway
Cold Stone & Icee – Sec. 203

Expected D-backs

Nick Ahmed
Matt Andriese
Silvino Bracho
Archie Bradley
Andrew Chafin
Taylor Clarke
Darnell Coles
Kevin Cron
Jon Duplantier
Eduardo Escobar
Kevin Ginkel
Zack Godley
Nick Green
Robby Hammock
Yoshihisa Hirano
Carson Kelly
Merrill Kelly
Matt Koch
Joseph Krehbiel
Jake Lamb
Yoan Lopez
Torey Lovullo
T.J. McFarland
Dave McKay
John Ryan Murphy
David Peralta
Tony Perezchica
Robbie Ray
Robby Scott
Jimmie Sherfy
Braden Shipley
Steven Souza
Luis Uribe
Christian Walker
Luke Weaver
Taylor Widener

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