The Dodgers fifth annual 2017 FanFest is right around the corner and now you can properly plan for the day. They have just announced a full schedule for player autograph sessions and VIP experiences. BTW, for the first time the Dodgers will be holding a free autograph session only for kids (14 years old or younger) at the Jr. Dodger Autograph tent in Lot G of the parking lot.
FanFest will be on Saturday, January 28th 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 are likely to open at 9:30 AM and it will be 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 and Silver Sluffer award. The LA Dodger Foundations (LADF) will host its third 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. All Proceeds benefit the programs and charitable giving of LADF.
I've attended the past four 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.
FanFest autograph tickets officially go on sale on Thursday (tomorrow), January 19 at 1:00 PM 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.
Also, the Dodgers are setting up a free autograph session for kids (14 years old or younger) at the Jr. Dodger Autograph tent in Lot G of the parking lot. There will be two one-hour sessions from 11:00am-12:00pm and 2:00pm-3:00pm. Autographs are not guaranteed and players will not be named in advance. An autograph card will be provided to each child to present to the signers. No personal items will be signed at this activation.
The scheduled FanFest autograph sessions are as follows and subject to change (link here). In the event of inclement weather, autographs sessions will be held in an alternate location:
VIP scheduled sessions at FanFest are as follows and are subject to change (link here):
There are numerous experiences available; including a meet & greet, clubhouse tour and player instruction/coaching session for fans. Space is obviously limited. Below are brief explanations of each one
Deluxe Clubhouse Tour & Locker Photo
Here you get to take a look inside the Dodgers clubhouse on an exclusive tour. Highlights will 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. Furthermore, all tour attendees will get to take a photograph in a staged current player's locker - an experience only available on the FanFest Deluxe Clubhouse Tour.Vin Scully Press Box Tour
Check out Vin Scully's booth -- set-up exactly like his final broadcast at Dodger Stadium on September 25, 2016. Every piece of memorabilia inside the booth has been authenticated.Interactive History at the Pop-Up Museum
You will hear legendary stories from Dodgers Historian Mark Langill and former Dodgers Ron Cey (11:00am-1:00pm), Shawn Green (1:00-2:00pm), Maury Wills (2:00pm-3:00pm) and Steve Garvey (3:00pm-4:00pm) as you meander the Dodger Pop-Up Museum. Attendees will be able to touch, feel and try on the equipment and take a photo with the former Dodger in each session.Meet and Greet
Meet & Greet with a Dodger great, take a photo and receive their autograph. Three sessions are available - Corey Seager (10:10am) Justin Turner (11:30am) and Fernando Valenzuela and Pepe Yniguez (2:00pm).Fans-Only Press Conference and Photo
Now is your chance to ask you favorite Dodgers all of your burning questions! Participate in this exclusive question-and-answer in the Dodger interview room and take a picture with the player or coach in your session. Three sessions are available - Kenta Maeda (11:00am), Julio Urias and Jose de Leon (1:00pm) and Dave Roberts (3:00pm).Hit Like a Pro
Step up your game and take a batting lesson from a current or former Dodger player in the visiting team batting cage. Five sessions are available - Maury Wills (10:30am), Trayce Thompson (11:30am), Rob Segedin (1:00pm), Steve Garvey (2:00pm) and Kike Hernandez (3:00pm). In addition to the player, a professional hitting instructor will also be present.Pitch Like a Pro
Step up your game and take a pitching lesson from a current or former Dodger in the Dodger bullpen. Five sessions are available - Alex Wood (10:30am), Rich Hill (11:30am), Ross Stripling (1:00pm), Brock Stewart (2:00pm) and Charlie Hough (3:00pm). In addition to the player, a professional pitching instructor will also be present.Train Like a Pro
Train like a professional baseball player in an intimate environment inside the Dodger Stadium weight room with Dodgers Head Strength & Conditioning Coach Brandon McDaniel. Receive a unique health assessment and wellness plan catered to your fitness goals. During this one hour session, Brandon will evaluate your current fitness level and put your through a series of workouts that players like Joc Pederson and Adrian Gonzalez do every day.
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