The Arizona Diamondbacks will host the 13th annual Subway D-backs Fan Fest from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick.
The free event will offer fans access to current players, coaches, alumni and broadcasters. With the move to Salt River Fields, the annual event will include new opportunities including unique access throughout the award-winning Spring Training complex.
With more than 25,000 fans at Fan Fest last year, the D-backs have expanded this year’s event and will feature a variety of activities for everyone, including:
Among the D-backs players scheduled to attend include Nick Ahmed, Jake Barrett, Archie Bradley, Sócrates Brito, Enrique Burgos, Andrew Chafin, Patrick Corbin, Rubby De La Rosa, Randall Delgado, Brandon Drury, Zack Godley, Paul Goldschmidt, Zack Greinke, Chris Herrmann, Chris Iannetta, Jake Lamb, Evan Marshall, Ketel Marte, Jeff Mathis, Shelby Miller, Chris Owings, David Peralta, A.J. Pollock, Robbie Ray, Fernando Rodney, Braden Shipley, Yasmany Tomás and Taijuan Walker.
Coaches expected to participate include Manager Torey Lovullo, Bench Coach Ron Gardenhire, Bullpen Coach Mike Fetters and Quality Control and Catching Coach Robby Hammock.
Broadcasters Bob Brenly, Steve Berthiaume, Greg Schulte, Tom Candiotti, Mike Ferrin, and Oscar Soria will also be in attendance, as well as President and CEO Derrick Hall, Executive Vice President and General Manager Mike Hazen, Luis Gonzalez, J.J. Putz, Willie Bloomquist, Orlando Hudson and Dan Haren, among several other former D-backs players.
The Subway Fan Fest Stage will feature special Q&A sessions, including:
12:15 p.m. – Hosted by Schulte with guests: Johnson, Gonzalez and Brenly
12:45 p.m. – Hosted by Hall with guests: Lamb, Bradley
1:15 p.m. – Hosted by Berthiaume with guests: Hazen, Lovullo and Hall
1:45 p.m. – Hosted by Soria (in Spanish) with guests: Peralta, Tomás and Rodney
2:15 p.m. – Hosted by Berthiaume with guests: Goldschmidt, Pollock and Greinke
2:45 p.m. – Hosted by Ferrin with guests: Ray, Corbin, Walker and Catchers
Fans will have the opportunity to purchase autograph session vouchers for $5, with proceeds benefiting the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation. Fans may purchase a maximum of one table per session and two vouchers per table. Autograph session times listed below:
Session A: 12:15 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Session B: 1:15 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Session C: 2:15 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Session D: 3:15 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Autograph session vouchers will go on sale to the public at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 18 at the Salt River Fields Home Plate Box Office. All autograph session vouchers purchased online can be picked up at Season Ticket Services Headquarters located near the third base ticket office at Salt River Fields.
The @Dbacks Social Media Zone will provide a central hub for connecting fans to the team through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat along with the MLB.com Ballpark app. Fans who attend the event can participate in an Instagram scavenger hunt and share various items on Instagram for a chance to win special D-backs prizes. In addition, fans who follow the @Dbacks on social media will have the opportunity to gain access to a private VIP area where they can interact and play games with D-backs players. Fans can access Fan Fest’s daily activities by downloading the MLB Ballpark App or by visiting dbacks.com/fanfest and are encouraged to share their Fan Fest experience on social media using the #DbacksFanFest hashtag.