With spring training less than a month away, Oakland fans can get a chance to meet players and coaches before they head out to the Cactus League at A’s FanFest on Sunday. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will be held at Oracle Arena.
Close to 30 players are expected to be in attendance, including Coco Crisp, Jemile Weeks, Dallas Braden and new additions Josh Reddick and Seth Smith.
FanFest will offer fans photo opportunities, autographs sessions, question-and-answer sessions, among other activities.
Also, to commemorate the 40-year anniversary of the 1972 World Series championship and the 10-year anniversary of the team’s 20-game winning streak that played a big part of the movie “Moneyball,” Gene Tenace, Vida Blue and Joe Rudi (from the 1972 team) and Scott Hatteberg and David Justice (from 2002) will attend FanFest.
A limited number of fans will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with A’s owner Lew Wolff to discuss a variety of topics. Fans are invited to sign up for the meeting at the information booth on the plaza located between the O.Co Coliseum and Oracle Arena from 9 to 10:30 a.m.
Meanwhile, FanFest will be the first opportunity for fans to purchase single-game tickets for the 2012 season. Tickets for A’s home games can be purchased beginning at 9 a.m. Sunday at the Coliseum box office, online at www.oaklandathletics.com/tickets or by calling (877) 493-BALL. Oakland is using dynamic pricing for all of its home games this season.
IF YOU GO
WHEN: Sunday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
WHERE: Oracle Arena, Oakland
TICKETS: Free for season-ticket holders; $8 for adults, $5 for children 14 and under
PARKING: Free, with gates opening at 8 a.m.