D-backs announce Subway Fan Fest details - SanTan Sun News SanTan Sun News

D-backs announce Subway Fan Fest details

February 16th, 2017 development
D-backs announce Subway Fan Fest details
Sports and Recreation

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:

  • Autograph and photograph sessions with current and former players
  • Free kids autographs sessions
  • Subway Stage Show, featuring Q&A with players, new management and alumni
  • Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation Yard Sale
  • Open batting cages
  • Whiffle ball fields featuring staff from the D-backs Baseball Academy, presented by Phoenix Children’s Hospital, including catch-a-fly ball and fielding
  • D-backs Science of Baseball activities for fans to learn how science, technology, engineering and math are executed in baseball, presented by Chase and Insight
  • D-backs Team Shop, presented by Majestic
  • D-backs Authentics featuring game-used memorabilia
  • Live Sports broadcast on Arizona Sports 98.7 FM and Univision Deportes Radio 105.1 FM throughout the day
  • D-backs Race Against Cancer registration, presented by University of Arizona Cancer Center at Dignity Health St. Joseph’s
  • @Dbacks Social Media Zone and Instagram scavenger hunt
  • Activities with FOX Sports Arizona
  • Sanderson Ford Cronista Infantil D-backs Spanish broadcast auditions for Univision Deportes Radio 105.1 FM
  • D-backs inflatables and face painting
  • Tryout information about National Anthem, Rally-backs, Golden Glovers and D-backs Legends Racers
  • SUBWAY® cash cards loaded with amounts ranging from $1 to $100 for the first 3,000 fans.

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.