Yesterday, in the excitement of the Reds winning 3 Gold Gloves, I missed this press release from the Cincinnati Reds. Redsfest will be held on December 3 – December 4, and tickets are on sale now.
Tickets for FOX Sports Ohio Redsfest are on sale now at reds.com, by phone at (513) 381-REDS, all area Meijer stores, Reds.com ticket kiosks and Great American Ball Park administrative offices.
The annual fan festival will be held at the Duke Energy Convention Center in downtown Cincinnati on Friday, December 3 from 4 to 10:30 pm and Saturday, December 4 from 11 am to 6:30 pm.
One-day tickets are $17 for adults and $7 for kids 12 and younger. Two-day tickets are $25 for adults and $12 for kids.
New for 2010: With paid admission, all fans will receive one free View Level ticket to the Friday, April 15, 2011 Reds vs. Pittsburgh Pirates game at Great American Ball Park. Also, the first 10,000 fans each day will receive a free drawstring backpack and Reds travel mug.
Redsfest features more than 200,000 square feet of activities, including autograph and photo booths with current and former Reds players, interactive games for fans of all ages, hard-to-find memorabilia and much more.
More than 50 current and former Reds players and coaches are expected to attend including Brandon Phillips, Joey Votto, Bronson Arroyo, Jonny Gomes, Aroldis Chapman, Dusty Baker and many more.
For more information and updated details about Redsfest, please visit reds.com/redsfest. Fans can also register on reds.com for the Redsfest VIP Sweepstakes and to bid on Autograph Fast Passes.
“Redsfest is one of the finest fan festivals in all of Major League Baseball,” said Reds President and Chief Executive Officer Bob Castellini. “It’s the best way for fans to get an up-close experience with the current Reds from the 2010 National League Central Division Champion team along with veterans from the past and the future stars of tomorrow.”
All current and former players in attendance will be introduced live on the Redsfest Main Stage on Friday at 5:30 p.m.
A special tribute to Reds manager Sparky Anderson is planned for the Main Stage and in booth #10 on the Redsfest floor.
Specific times for player appearances will be announced one hour prior to the autograph and photo sessions on the info screens on the Redsfest floor and on the Reds official Twitter page at: twitter.com/cincinnatireds.
The Redsfest Main Stage will feature popular activities such as kids-only press conferences involving players, a Reds Idol karaoke contest and the Reds Hot Stove Report with President of Baseball Operations and GM Walt Jocketty and Manager Dusty Baker.
The Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame & Museum will again have a presence at Redsfest, including a display featuring the ’75, ’76 and ’90 World Series trophies, Reds artifacts, Reds trivia and more. Redsfest is a great opportunity to purchase a 2011 Reds Museum membership.
The annual Reds Community Fund Celebrity Poker Tournament takes place on Saturday, Dec. 4. Registration and side games begin at 3:30 p.m. with the tournament starting at 5 p.m. Sign-up today at reds.com/poker or call (513) 765-7240.
An exhibit highlighting the Reds Spring Training home in Goodyear, Arizona will return this year. Tickets for 2011 Spring Training will be on sale.
The Chipotle Wiffle® ball Tournament finals kicks off the weekend of programming on the 10,000 square foot Gorilla Glue Field of Dreams that also includes a celebrity Wiffle® ball home run contest on Friday evening.
Redsfest is the first chance to purchase a 2011 Reds Heads Kids Club membership. The $20 Reds Heads merchandise kit makes a great holiday gift for children ages 14 and younger, which includes vouchers for free Reds tickets and exclusive club gear.
Proceeds from Redsfest benefit the baseball-themed outreach programs of the non-profit Reds Community Fund.