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Time to party! D-backs Fan Fest kicks off 2020 MLB season

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Baseball is back.

With the Arizona Diamondbacks’ pitchers and catchers already reported to camp and the team’s first full workout days away, it’s time to party.

This Saturday, the D-backs are hosting their annual fan fest to kick off the new MLB season. The 2020 D-backs Fan Fest will run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Chase Field.

We’ll carry the event live from the stadium on 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with various guests dropping into the show.

Hosts for our broadcast include:

11 a.m. – Steve Berthiaume, Bob Brenly

Noon – Doug Franz, Ron Wolfley, John Gambadoro

1 p.m. – Greg Schulte, Tom Candiotti

2 p.m. – Dave Burns, Dan Bickley, Vince Marotta

Thinking of heading to the ballpark? Here’s what to know if you plan on attending 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 maps

Stage show schedule

11:30 a.m. – Alumni

Guests: Randy Johnson, Luis Gonzalez, Bob Brenly, Mark Grace
Host: Greg Schulte

12:00 p.m. – En Español

Guests: Starling Marte, Eduardo Escobar, Ketel Marte, David Peralta
Host: Oscar Sonia (Translated)

12:30 p.m. – Position Players

Guests: Nick Ahmed, Christian Walker, Jake Lamb
Host: Mike Ferrin (Kids Ask Questions)

1:00 p.m. – Pitchers

Guests: Madison Bumgarner, Robbie Ray, Archie Bradley
Host: Steve Berthiaume

1:30 p.m. – Baseball Day Arizona

Guests: Kole Calhoun, Kevin Cron, Josh Rojas, Merrill Kelly, Mike Leake, Kevin Ginkel
Host: Derrick Hall

1:45 p.m. – Local Guys

Guests: Kole Calhoun, Kevin Cron, Josh Rojas, Merrill Kelly
Host: Derrick Hall

2:15 p.m. – Brain Trust

Guests: Derrick Hall, Mike Hazen, Torey Lovullo
Host: Steve Berthiaume

Expected D-backs

Nick Ahmed
Robbie Ray
Geraldo Perdomo
Seth Beer
Zac Gallen
Josh Rojas
Silvino Bracho
Kevin Ginkel
Pavin Smith
Archie Bradley
Junior Guerra
Riley Smith
J.B. Bukauskas
Carson Kelly
Bo Takahashi
Madison Bumgarner
Merrill Kelly
Emilio Vargas
Kole Calhoun
Jake Lamb
Ildemaro Vargas
Andrew Chafin
Mike Leake
Daulton Varsho
Taylor Clarke
Domingo Leyba
Stephen Vogt
Stefan Crichton
Tim Locastro
Christian Walker
Kevin Cron
Yoan Lopez
Luke Weaver
Jon Duplantier
Ketel Marte
Taylor Widener
Drew Ellis
Wyatt Mathisen
Alex Young
Eduardo Escobar
David Peralta
Andy Young

What to bring (and not bring)

Each fan may bring in one clear plastic, vinyl or PVC bag no larger than a one-gallon clear plastic freezer bag. Fans may also carry a small clutch purse.

Wooden bats and baseballs are permitted to bring into Fan Fest for autographs but should be carried in clear bags. Aluminum bats are not allowed at the ballpark.

Food and beverages are not permitted on the field.

For the kids

There’s several activities for the kids to enjoy, including:

– Baxter autographs
– Photos with Princesses & Superheroes
– Kids only – player autographs
– Coloring
– Play catch on the field – be sure to bring your glove!

Concessions include: 

– Cold Stone (Sec. 112)
– Oasis (Sec. 330)
– Taste of Chase (Sec. 130)
– Double Headers (Secs. 129, 122 & 116)
– Big Dawgs (Sec. 126)
– Dutch Bros. (Secs. 306 & 125)
– Streets of New York (Sec. 124)
– Wetzel’s Pretzels (Sec. 119)
– Portillo’s (Sec. 110)
– Liquor portables (Main concourse)


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