The Dodgers fourth annual 2016 FanFest is right around the corner and now you can properly plan for the day. They have just announced the full schedule for the days activities; including the player autograph sessions.
The FanFest will happen "rain or shine." Although, some events may be curtailed should the weather be too poor. It will be on Saturday, January 30th from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. You should have already downloaded a "FREE" admission ticket. If you hadn't go here (link here) to do that. Parking gates open at 9:30 AM and it is free, as well. You will enter either through the left or right field plaza gates at 10:00 AM.
There will be photo opportunities in the Dodger dugout and with the World Series trophy. The LA Dodger Foundations (LADF) will host its second annual Yard Sale with one-of-a-kind Dodger items for budgets of all sizes; including jerseys, T-shirts and more. There will also be a Mystery Bag Fundraiser where fans can purchase an official Major League baseball autographed by a current or former Dodger for a $40 donation and autographed jerseys for an $80 donation, while supplies last. Proceeds benefit the programs and charitable giving of LADF.
I've attended the past three FanFest's and shared a bunch of photos from those days (these post also include numerous links of post from other bloggers). Check out the below links to check them out. Below that are details about the player autograph sessions.
- 2015 Fan Fest
- 2014 Fan Fest
- 2013 Fan Fest
FanFest autograph tickets officially go on sale on Friday, January 22 at 12:00 p.m. PST. You will need to go here (www.dodgers.com/fanfest) to get tickets. This is also where you will go to get tickets for the various VIP Experiences; such as meet and greets, Q&A sessions, pitching lessons, batting lessons, Vin Scully press box tours and Dodger clubhouse tours. BTW, each voucher ticket cost $25.00. That's a $5.00 increase from last year.
The scheduled FanFest autograph sessions are as follows and subject to change (link here):
10:10 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Line 1: Scott Van Slyke and Jharel Cotton11:10 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Line 2: Orel Hershiser and Yimi Garcia
Line 3: Nomar Garciaparra and Micah Johnson
Line 4: Jerry Hairston Jr. and Brandon Beachy
Line 1: Yasiel Puig and Frankie Montas12:10 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Line 2: Fernando Valenzuela and Carlos Frias
Line 3: Zach Lee and Chris Hatcher
Line 4: Shawn Green and Ross Stripling
Line 1: Kiké Hernandez and Dennis Powell1:10 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Line 2: Pedro Baez and Kenny Landreaux
Line 3: Brandon McCarthy and Mickey Hatcher
Line 4: Chase Utley and Bill Russell
Line 1: Justin Turner and Josh Ravin2:10 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Line 2: Dave Roberts and Bob Geren
Line 3: Steve Yeager and Zach Lee
Line 4: Ron Cey and Kenley Jansen
Line 1: Adrian Gonzalez and Austin Barnes3:10 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Line 2: Scott Kazmir and Chase Utley
Line 3: Brandon McCarthy and Bill Russell
Line 4: Maury Wills and Adam Liberatore
Line 1: Joc Pederson and Trayce Thompson
Line 2: Dave Roberts and Bob Geren
Line 3: Yasmani Grandal and Hyun-Jin Ryu
Line 4: Steve Yeager and Kenley Jansen
--------------VIP scheduled sessions at FanFest are as follows and are subject to change (link here):
Take a peek inside the Dodger clubhouse on this exclusive tour. Highlights also include visiting the Dodger bullpen, looking at the Dodger weight room and batting cage, stopping in the Dodger interview room and viewing the MVP, Cy Young, Silver Slugger and Rookie of the Year awards. Tours are available at 10:15 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 11:45 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:15 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 2:45 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. and last approximately 30 minutes.Press Box Tour
Take a tour of the Vin Scully press box and call your favorite play in Dodger history from Vin Scully’s booth. Fans will be able to watch a memorable play, make the call and have their commentary recorded by AM 570 LA Sports. Tours are available at 10:15 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2:15 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. and last approximately 30 minutes.Q&A and Photo
Participate in an intimate question and answer with current Dodger players in the Dodger interview room and take a picture with them. Two sessions are available: 11:00 a.m. with Scott Van Slyke and Kiké Hernandez and 2:00 p.m. with Joc Pederson and Justin Turner. Each session will be moderated by Dodger historian Mark Langill. This experience will last approximately 50 minutes. Players are subject to change without notice. Limit one (1) photograph per person. No autographs.Meet & Greet
Participate in a meet & greet with a Dodger great, take a photo and receive their autograph. Three sessions are available: Clayton Kershaw at 10:30 a.m., Fernando Valenzuela and Pepe Yñiguez at 12:00 p.m. and Tommy Lasorda at 1:30 p.m. This experience will last approximately 30 minutes. Dodger personnel subject to change without notice. You must bring your own camera for the photo opportunity. Limit one (1) photograph per person. You must also bring your own item to be autographed, limit one (1) per person.Batting Lesson
Take a batting lesson from a former Dodger in the visiting team batting cage. Two sessions are available: 12:30 p.m. with Dodger alum Maury Wills and 2:30 p.m. with Dodger alum Ron Cey. This experience will last approximately one hour. Dodger personnel subject to change without notice.Pitching Lesson
Take a pitching lesson from a former Dodger in the Dodger bullpen. Two sessions are available: 10:30 a.m. with Dennis Powell and 2:30 p.m. with Tim Leary. Plus, a current Dodger pitcher will make an appearance at each session. This experience will last approximately one hour. Dodger personnel subject to change without notice. This experience will change locations if there is inclement weather.
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