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Padres set to host 2018 FanFest on Saturday

MLB.com @DKramer_

Those hoping to get a glimpse at the promising Padres will get their first chance Saturday at the 2018 Padres FanFest presented by T-Mobile, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. PT at Petco Park.

Admission is complimentary, and among the various experiences scheduled include Padres photo booths; KidsFest with bounce houses, games and face painting; the Military and First Responder Zone; and a look at the newly installed Breitbard Hall of Fame. The visiting clubhouse will also feature locker exhibits celebrating the 20th anniversary of the 1998 National League champion club, with surprise alumni visits expected.

Those hoping to get a glimpse at the promising Padres will get their first chance Saturday at the 2018 Padres FanFest presented by T-Mobile, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. PT at Petco Park.

Admission is complimentary, and among the various experiences scheduled include Padres photo booths; KidsFest with bounce houses, games and face painting; the Military and First Responder Zone; and a look at the newly installed Breitbard Hall of Fame. The visiting clubhouse will also feature locker exhibits celebrating the 20th anniversary of the 1998 National League champion club, with surprise alumni visits expected.

Padres FanFest presented by T-Mobile

Padres players, alumni and broadcasters will be available for autographs the first four hours, with some taking part in three Q&A sessions at the Park at the Park stage, beginning at 11 a.m.

New this year, fans will have on-field access at Petco Park, including Kids Run the Bases and the chance to play catch in right field, shag fly balls in center and toss pitches in the bullpen, with photo opportunities with the grounds crew in left field. There will also be a Home Run Derby virtual reality experience and a Sony Experience gaming area in the club's team store.

Returning this year will be the Padres Foundation Garage Sale, a fan favorite featuring various memorabilia, including game-used jerseys, helmets and other collectibles. The garage sale will be held in the Park Blvd. Gate Plaza, and all proceeds will benefit the Padres Foundation's charitable efforts.

Fans are also encouraged to bring old electronics and computers to the Tailgate Lot before entering the ballpark, where the Computers 2 San Diego Kids E-Waste Event will be taking place until 1 p.m. Those who make donations will receive giveaway items, subject to availability.

Parking is free in Padres-owned lots. Fans can find further details on the event by logging into the MLB.com Ballpark app or by visiting padres.com/fanfest, where complimentary tickets to Padres FanFest can be redeemed.

Daniel Kramer is a reporter for MLB.com based in Denver. Follow him on Twitter at @DKramer_.

 

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