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John Hancock All-Star FanFest
Friday, July 11th - Tuesday, July 15th -- McCormick Place

For five magical days in July, Major League Baseball® and John Hancock Financial Services will transform Chicago's McCormick Place into Baseball Heaven on Earth. With more than 40 baseball-themed attractions, the John Hancock All-Star FanFest® interactive baseball spectacular is the largest baseball event in the world. It provides baseball fans of all ages the once-in-a-lifetime chance to experience the fun and excitement of the Major League Baseball Midsummer Classic®.

Here are just a few of the activities you can take part in at the John Hancock All-Star FanFest event:
• Test your skills in state-of-the-art video batting and pitching cages where you can face life-size images of Greg Maddux, Roger Clemens, Sammy Sosa, Paul Konerko and many more!
• See baseballs, bats and other tools of the game being made right before your eyes.
• Learn about the game of baseball from real Major League Baseball players, coaches, managers and umpires in interactive clinics.
• Take a walk through time and see priceless treasures from the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, New York or pay tribute to the heroes of the Negro Leagues.

McCormick Place
2301 South Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60616
Friday: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday - Monday: 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Tuesday: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
times subject to change

mastercard, preferred by MLB.comPrices:
• $16 for Adults
• $11 for children 12 and under, senior citizens and military personnel.
• Children under 2 are free

Tickets are sold on a timed-entry basis.
Once you are in John Hancock All-Star FanFest® stay as long as you like.

Friday, July 11 buy tickets  |  Saturday, July 12 buy tickets  |  Sunday, July 13 buy tickets  |  Monday, July 14 buy tickets  |  Tuesday, July 15 buy tickets

Tickets can also be bought beginning by phone at (312) 559-1212, or at the U.S. Cellular® Field Box Office and all Ticketmaster outlets. MasterCard is the official credit card of Major League Baseball.


Sign up to volunteer >

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL® is proud to bring the 74th All-Star Game® to Chicago this summer and with it, John Hancock All-Star FanFest®; five days of baseball heaven on earth. From July 11-15, McCormick Place will be transformed into a baseball fan's dream come true, with more than a quarter million square feet of state-of-the-art interactive games, clinics, free autograph sessions, live entertainment, collectibles, and much, much more! To make this all possible, we are looking for some exceptional people to join our MVP Volunteer Team.

John Hancock All-Star FanFest® is in search of enthusiastic fans age 18 or older, who love baseball, enjoy working with people and are interested in volunteering for a truly memorable experience. Put on one of our limited edition team uniforms (yours to keep), and become a host, information guide, skills game coach or any of the dozens of other interesting and challenging positions at the world's largest baseball showcase. To be on the roster you must be available to work one shift for at least three consecutive days during the period of July 11-15.

Please call the John Hancock All-Star FanFest hotline at (800) 449-3267
to sign up for our information session.

All-Star Bazaar
Collect free baseball giveaways from top Major League Baseball® licensees and sponsors
All-Star Dugout
An exact replica of a professional dugout, complete with authentic Major League Baseball equipment
Ballpark Beer
Sample the Official Beer of Major League Baseball, Budweiser.
Broadcast Studio
Stop by and see live TV broadcasts
Collectors Showcase
Buy, sell and trade baseball cards and memorabilia
Cover Photo
Fulfill your Major League Baseball® fantasy by getting a personalized cover of Sports Weekly®
The Diamond
Continuous baseball seminars and clinics by Major League players, coaches, and umpires!
FanFest Baseball Cards
Make you own personalized baseball card
FanFest® Batting Practice
Test your hitting ability
FanFest® Bullpen
Step up and test your pitching skill against life-sized images of your favorite major league pitchers
FanFest® Card Flipping Challenge
Test your skill at baseball card flipping and win cards and other prizes
FanFest® Cyber Ballpark
Test your skills at a variety of the latest Major League Baseball video and computer games
FanFest® Scorecard
Look for the MasterCard Scorecard terminals and swipe your card to become eligible to win great baseball prizes
Hometown Heroes
Come pay tribute to Chicago's heroes past and present
Major League Baseball®
Visit our official website –, see the World of Baseball and check out all of the official awards and trophies of MLB
Major League Baseball® Clubhouse Store
Purchase unique All-Star Game® baseball souvenirs
Major League Baseball® Legends
Free personalized autographs from great baseball legends -- List of legends appearing at FanFest >
MLB Skills Zone
Brush up on your batting and pitching skills and win baseball themed prizes
Making of the GameSM
Come see how bats, balls, caps and other tools of the game are made
Minor League Baseball®
Join in the fun of our Minor League Clubs
National Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum®
The history of our national pastime unfolds through an unforgettable collection of Hall of Fame artifacts and photographs
The Negro Leagues
Pay tribute to some of the game's finest players
Stop by and see the history of baseball through Chicago headlines
Outfield Fence
Fans can make spectacular catches over the John Hancock All-Star FanFest® wall
Rookie League®
Our youngest fans can experience batting tees, Backyard Baseball 2004TM and MLB Showdown 2003
Sports Desk
Your favorite radio shows live from John Hancock All-Star FanFest
Steal Home Challenge
Try to steal home in record time
This Week in Baseball Fantasy Broadcast
Your dreams come true as you sit at the microphone and record your own personal play-by-play of a famous baseball moment
Video Batting Cages
Batters can slug away at actual baseballs pitched by life-sized images of your favorite players

Title Sponsor
John Hancock

Participating Sponsors
adidas Fleer
Gatorade Majestic Athletic
MasterCard International New Era
Pepsi-Cola RadioShack

Exhibiting Sponsors
3DO Acclaim Sports
Anheuser-Busch BIC
CENTURY 21 Donruss/Playoff
EA Sports Franklin
Sportsmart Gillette MACH3 Turbo
Infogrames Lee Sport
MBNA America McFarlane Toys
Midway Sports NPCC
Rawlings RealOne
Russell Athletic Sega Sports
Sony Sports Weekly
Tiffanys & Company Topps
Upper Deck Viagra
Wizards of the Coast Xbox

Local Host Sponsors
Chicago Sun Times ESPN Radio 1000
Fox Sports Net Chicago BIC
CENTURY 21 LaSalle Bank

Getting to McCormick Place is easy and convenient. There are two main parking lots on the McCormick Place campus. All are managed by Standard Parking and are in close proximity and walking distance to the convention complex. Lot A garage is the primary parking location for John Hancock All-Star FanFest based on its location within the facility. Lot A is a six level garage with an adjacent surface lot and is located directly across from the Grand Concourse/Gate 4. Covered walkways from Lot A leading directly into McCormick Place and the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place Hotel also provide added convenience.

The following legends are scheduled to sign free autographs at various times at the "Major League Baseball Legends" attraction at John Hancock All-Star FanFest, July 11-15. Schedules are pending.

Frank Torre
Bobby Valentine
Rollie Fingers
Cecil Cooper
Andre Dawson
Will Clark
Brooks Robinson
Steve Garvey
Ozzie Smith
Bill Melton
Minnie Minoso
Terry Donahue
Phyllis "Sugar" Koehn, AAGPBL
Fred Lynn
Don Larsen
Ron Kittle
Billy Pierce
Earl Weaver
Mary Lou Caden, AAGPBL
Dolly Konwinski, AAGPBL
Mary Moore, AAGPBL
Helen Filarski Steffes, AAGPBL
Dennis Martinez
Bob Feller
Erma Bergmann, AAGPBL
Audry Lafser, AAGPBL
Earl Wilson
Karen Kunkel, AAGPBL
Katie Horstman, AAGPBL
Fergie Jenkins
Robin Roberts
Shirley Burkovich, AAGPBL
Jacquelin Baumgart, AAGPBL
Amy Kyler, National Professional Fastpitch
Sam McDowell
Jane Moffet, AAGPBL
"Dolly" Brumfiled White, AAGPBL
Tommy John
Ralph Branca
Lou Johnson
Venus Taylor, National Professional Fastpitch
Carlos May
Moose Skowron
Chico Carrasquel
Harmon Killebrew
Juan Marichal
Dennis Martinez
Gaylord Perry
Luis Aparicio
Lee Smith
Orlando Cepeda
Jack McDowell
AAGBPL stands for All-American Girls Professional Baseball League