Ron Washington #38 manager of the Texas Rangers signs autographs before a spring training game against the Kansas City Royals at Surprise Stadium on February 27, 2011 in Surprise, Arizona.
The Texas Rangers 2012 Fanfest will take place Jan. 12-15 at the Arlington Convention Center, the club said Wednesday.
Fanfest is a three-day event running from Friday Jan. 13-15 where, in addition to meeting Rangers players, fans can take part in a long list of interactive activities. (List below)
The awards show is Thursday, Jan. 12. and the team will award infielder-designated hitter Michael Young the team's 2011 Player of the Year award while giving left-hander C.J. Wilson the club’s 2011 Pitcher of the Year award. The show will include a number of award presentations to Rangers players and other baseball personalities and serves as an intro to Fanfest.
The Rangers promise other live entertainment at the ceremony as well.
Tickets are priced at $75 each for Reserved Seating and $50 for General Admission for the awards ceremony. One day tickets to Fanfest are $20 for adults and $10 for kids 13 and under. A three-day pass is $50 for adults and $25 for kids 13 and under.
Want a guarantee you'll get every autograph? For $500, you can have that guarantee with one of a limited number of the Autograph Fast Passes.
Tickets for both Fanfest and the Awards Show go on sale Dec. 1 at 9 a.m. at TexasRangers.com or by calling 972-RANGERS.
Here are the FanFest details:
Rangers FanFest was completely revamped in 2011 and will once again include a number of interactive and other activities:
Batting Cage – Life size batting cage with top of the line-pitching machine will pitch safety balls to fans.
Speed Pitch – Fans will get the opportunity to stand on a mound and test their arms.
Home Run Derby Field – Fans can hit one “out of the park”…literally. This mini Rangers Ballpark will provide fun and entertainment for all ages.
Locker Room/ American League Trophy display – This great photo opportunity will allow fans to feel they are in the real Rangers clubhouse and have their pictures taken with the 2011 American League Trophy.
Ground Ball / Fly Ball catch – Fans will be able to test their skills against a pop-fly or ground ball in this area.
Team Photo Opportunity - Fans will be able to have their picture taken with the 2011 team! Fan Fest will feature a life-size team photo cut out.
Lil Sluggers – This interactive will be for the young Rangers fans (8 and under). It will be decorated with MLB Mascots – kids can step up and hit the whiffle balls off a tee.
Event Stage – The Event Stage will be a highlight of the event. Fans will be treated to Q&A sessions with current and former players as well as special interest topics about the Texas Rangers. The stage will also have a dance contest, giveaways, and much more throughout the weekend!
Steal Home Challenge – Fans can race against the clock from third base to home plate and compare their speed with their favorite Rangers.
Autograph Stages will be located in the main Exhibit Hall. Autographs signings will be posted approximately two hours in advance of each session and will include numerous current and former Rangers. Attendees will be announced as they are confirmed.
Photo Stage – Throughout the event, fans will be able to get their photos taken with their favorite Rangers personalities.
Got a question? Check out texasrangers.com/fanfest.