GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- Indians fans in Northeast Ohio braved the cold and snow to make last month's Tribe Fest at Progressive Field a success. Cleveland's fans in Arizona will not have to worry about weather conditions for the next event.
The Indians and Reds, who train at neighboring facilities and share a stadium during Spring Training, will hold their annual spring FanFest on March 22 at Goodyear Ballpark in Goodyear, Ariz.. The event will run from 5:30-8 p.m. MT, following Cleveland's Cactus League tilt against the Rockies.
Fans of both teams will be able to receive autographs and interact with players and coaches from the Indians and Reds. Other features will include a chance to play catch in the outfield, a batting practice experience, on-field contests and giveaways, ballpark tours, on-field and dugout photographs and kids activities, including running the bases and face painters.
FanFest tickets for adults cost $40, but Goodyear Ballpark Spring Training season-ticket holders, along with active and retired military personnel, will be charged $30 per ticket. Tickets for kids between the ages of 3-12 cost $10, but kids who are 2-years-old or younger can enter for free. Proceeds from the event benefit the Southwest Valley Chamber of Commerce in Goodyear.
For more information on the event or ways to purchase tickets, visit Indians.com/spring.
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