MLB announces additional activity at PLAY BALL PARK including COVID-19 vaccinations, legends schedule & daily giveaways
Vinny Castilla & Larry Walker to Appear Alongside Baseball Hall of Famers, Former All-Stars, Olympic Gold Medalists 15,000 Giveaways for Fans Over Five Days of Fun
Major League Baseball today announced a variety of additional activity at PLAY BALL PARK, All-Star Week’s biggest free fan event, including interactions with former Major Leaguers and Softball Legends as well as a special COVID-19 vaccination opportunity for local residents and visitors alike. Fans can access these and all PLAY BALL Park activities by registering for their complimentary passes at AllStarGame.com.
In partnership with CVS Health, a vaccine clinic will be available for all eligible teenagers and adults to receive a COVID-19 vaccine in a private and secure clinic inside the Colorado Convention Center. The vaccination program is part of a continuing effort by MLB, its Clubs and Players to promote and encourage COVID-19 vaccinations. Earlier in June, MLB launched “MLB Vaccinate at the Plate” where each of the 30 MLB Clubs hosted events for unvaccinated fans to receive a free ticket to a game if they received a COVID-19 vaccination dose through the occasion. Additionally, many Major League ballparks served as mass vaccination sites for the public during the off-season where more than one million total vaccine doses were administered across the United States.
A deep lineup of Hall of Famers, Olympic Gold Medalists and former Colorado Rockies stars will make appearances at PLAY BALL Park where they will sign autographs and pose for photos with fans throughout the five-day event. All-Star Ambassadors Vinny Castilla and Hall of Fame electee Larry Walker are among the 30+ special guests making appearances July 9th-13th.
As part of the free admission to PLAY BALL Park, fans will have additional opportunities to receive free autographs, snap photographs and participate in question-and-answer sessions and clinics led by former players inside the convention center.
In addition to the Castilla and Walker, PLAY BALL PARK will feature appearances by Hall of Famers such as Andre Dawson, Rollie Fingers, Fergie Jenkins, Juan Marichal and Tim Raines, Olympic Gold medalists Lisa Fernandez, Jennie Finch, Natasha Watley and other legends of the game.
Current & former players currently scheduled to make appearances at PLAY BALL PARK#
PLAY BALL PARK is an immersive baseball and softball experience unlike any other, with unique attractions open to fans of all ages. The ultimate interactive fan experience blends baseball, softball, music, food, technology, shopping, fashion, mascots, legends of the game, Olympians and more fun activities. PLAY BALL PARK will even transform the streets of downtown Denver outside the Colorado Convention Center into a wide-ranging, engaging environment where children and young adults can swing for the stars at the MLB Home Run Derby attraction. Inside of the over 400,000 sq feet fans can try different aspects of the sport for the first time, more experienced players can develop and show off their skills, and anyone in between can simply enjoy the many ways the game can be played.
Although PLAY BALL PARK is completely free, digital tickets are required and reservations must be made for timed entry. Fans can secure their tickets and reservations on AllStarGame.com. All tickets are digital and can be accessed through the MLB Ballpark app, which can be downloaded for free to your mobile device from the App Store or Google Play. Individuals have a six-ticket ordering limit. After claiming these digital PLAY BALL PARK tickets, they will be accessible within the Ballpark app closer to the event date.
Each day at PLAY BALL PARK also has its own unique theme and free fan giveaways:
- Friday, July 9 is Kids Day; 3000 plastic bat & ball sets will be given away throughout the day.
- Saturday, July 10 is Heritage Day; 3000 All-Star tote bags will be given away.
- Sunday, July 11 is Draft Day; 3000 MLB Draft seat cushions will be given away.
- Monday, July 12 is Global Appreciation Day; 3000 All-Star headbands will be given away.
- Tuesday, July 13 is All-Star Tuesday; 3000 Blake Street Bombers posters will be given away.
MLB All-Star Week includes the 91st MLB All-Star Game presented by Mastercard at Coors Field (July 13th), Gatorade All-Star Workout Day featuring the T-Mobile Home Run Derby (July 12th), All-Star Sunday featuring the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game and All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball Game (July 11th), the MLB Draft at the Bellco Theater (July 11th–13th), PLAY BALL PARK at the Colorado Convention Center (July 9th–13th), plus a lineup of additional events taking place throughout Denver.
For more MLB All-Star Week information, please visit AllStarGame.com and follow @AllStarGame.