DENVER (CBS4) – 9 Julyth, Major League Baseball, in partnership with Colorado Rockies, takes over the Colorado Convention Center to give baseball fans the ultimate fan experience, Play Ball Park. It will be more than 4000 sqm. feet of interactive activities for all ages. Fans can try to hit, hit, catch and push home. There will also be opportunities to get autographs from and photos of more than 30 legendary baseball and softball players, including alumni from several different eras of the Rockies.
“I think what the fans love most honestly is to meet the players in the game, so we will have alumni from the Rockies there. We get Vinny Castilla, who I know is loved by the local city of Denver, ”said Jacqueline Secaira-Cotto, director of Major League Baseball events.
The Colorado Convention Center will feature three baseball diamonds, and VIP coaches will be on hand to provide some pitching pointers. Fans will be able to compete against friends and family on MLB The Show 21, the baseball video game. And there will be a lot of team shopping at the MLB Shop.
“Everything is free, free, free. So getting in the door is free, participating in any of the indoor events is free, so there are no costs for autographs or photos or anything like that, ”Secaira-Cotto explained.
Play Ball Park will offer something for everyone in the family, including an area called Rookie Leagues, for baseball’s youngest fans.
“Our mission is to provide the ultimate fan experience, and perhaps for the younger fans their first experience swinging a bat or taking a ball,” said Secaira-Cotto.
MLB expects between 75,000 and 100,000 people to benefit from the fun. And while admission is free, fans will need a timed ticket to enter. Organizers want to control the flow of visitors, to keep capacity and density comfortable for everyone. There are tickets available for different time slots during the day, in steps of about four hours.
“Historically, our fans have spent 3-4 hours at the event,” said Secaira-Cotto.
When fans have tickets, you may want to download the Experience Pass, which engages visitors at a more ultimate level. The app offers enhanced experiences such as reindeer hunts and instant prizes. Fans can also sign up for autograph sessions, eliminating long waits.
“We have the opportunity to make life memories happen,” Secaira-Cotto told CBS4.
So even if a fan does not have a ticket to the big game, they can still have an All-Star experience at Play Ball Park.