On Friday morning hundreds of baseball fans flooded inside the San Diego Convention Center as MLB FanFest opened their doors. What has become the largest interactive baseball theme park features many featured guests, batting cages, exhibits and more.
"It’s a great opportunity for kids to get to see exhibits, be interactive with the game. Just kinda mosey around and see all the neat stuff that is in here. Real excited about getting it started," says Padres Hall of Famer Trevor Hoffman.
Many families making a bee line to participate in a clinic with legend Dave Winfield. Others running to get in line for autographs. Many families trying their luck in the batting cages.
"My favorite exhibit is the trophies of the game because that’s what we are all in it for, right? Is to someday win that championship," says Padres President and CEO Mike Dee.
Trevor’s favorite spot? The Hometown Hero exhibit.
"Getting to see the colonel. Getting to see the cutouts of Randy (Jones), David (Winfield) and Tony (Gwynn). Getting to see some of Tony’s stuff. Wish those guys were here, no doubt about it, but certainly what that means to the San Diego Padres is great." Says Trevor Hoffman.
The FanFest will be open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today through Monday, and Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tickets cost $35 for adults, $30 for seniors 65-plus, college students and children up to 12 years old, $12 for military and $25 for groups of 25 or more. Children under 2 years old are free.
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