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2001 All-Star Game Fanfest
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2001 All-Star Game

John Hancock All-Star FanFest

  John Hancock All-Star FanFest

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July 6-10, 2001
Stadium Exhibition Center

Location | Tickets | Volunteer | FanFest Fun!
Sponsors | Directions

Baseball Heaven on Earth
For five magical days in July, Major League Baseball and John Hancock Financial Services will transform Seattle's Stadium Exhibition Center into Baseball Heaven on Earth. With over 40 baseball-themed attractions, the John Hancock All-Star FanFest interactive baseball spectacular is the largest baseball event in the world that 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 - the All-Star Game.

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, Mark McGwire 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.

Friday, July 6th - Tuesday, July 10th

Stadium Exhibition Center (SEC)
1000 Occidental Ave. South
Seattle, WA (across from SAFECO Field)

Friday - Sunday: 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Monday: 9 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Tuesday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Times Subject to Change

Ticket Prices:
$15 for Adults
$10 for children 12 and under, senior citizens and military personnel.
Children under 2 are free

Mastercard   On sale April 16, tickets will be sold on a timed-entry basis. Once you're in John Hancock All-Star FanFest, you can stay as long as you like. Tickets will be available at all Ticketmaster outlets, by phone call (206) 622-HITS (4487), or visit the SAFECO Field box office.

Tickets can also be bought online:



is proud to bring the 72nd All-Star Game to Seattle this summer and with it, John Hancock All-Star FanFest; five days of baseball heaven on earth. From July 6-10, The Stadium Exhibition Center 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 6-10.

If this sounds like you, and you would like more details, we would like to invite you to attend our MVP Volunteer Information and Registration session, Thursday, June 7 at 6:30 p.m. During this one hour meeting, we'll introduce you to John Hancock All-Star FanFest and explain, in detail, the types of volunteer assignments available and the necessary dates and shift times. You'll have an opportunity at that time to add your name to our limited roster by completing an application form.

To reserve a seat and ensure your spot as a potential MVP Volunteer, please leave your name and address on our hotline at (800) 449-3267 or write to us at:

John Hancock All-Star FanFest
MVP Volunteers
SAFECO Field - Baseball Operations Office
1250 First Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98134

and we will mail you an MVP Volunteer reservation confirmation letter detailing the meeting location. We look forward to hearing from you!

FanFest Fun! (attraction descriptions)

7th Inning Stretch Food Courts presented by Pepsi
Enjoy a ballpark snack and beverage

All-Star Bazaar presented by MBNA
Collect free baseball collectibles from top Major League Baseball licensees and sponsors

All-Star Dugout presented by Gatorade
An exact replica of a professional dugout, complete with authentic Major League Baseball equipment

Ballpark Beers presented by Budweiser
Relax and enjoy the scenary of looking over the entire show floor

Baseball Weekly presented by USA Today's Baseball Weekly
Fulfill you Major League Baseball fantasy by getting a personalized cover of Baseball Weekly

Broadcast Studios presented by KCPQ-Fox and Fox Sports Net
Stop by and see live TV broadcasts

Call to the Bullpen presented by Nextel
Step up and test your pitching skill against life size images of real Major Leaguers

Chip Card Kiosks presented by MasterCard
Swipe your special Chip Card in the various kiosks throughout the show to win special prizes and offers

Collector's Showcase presented by Fleer, Upper Deck, Donruss Playoff and Topps
Buy, sell and trade baseball cards and memorabilia

Daily Events Boards presented by United Airlines and the Virginia Mason Medical Center
Check out the latest special activities taking place that day

The Diamond presented by adidas
Continuous baseball seminars and clinics

Dream Room presented by New Era
See the bedroom every Mariners fan dreams of and register to win your own

FanFest Baseball Cards presented by Post Cereals
Make you own personalized baseball card

FanFest Batting Practice presented by Claritin
Test your hitting ability

FanFest Card Flipping Challenge presented by Fleer
Test your skill at baseball card flipping and win cards and other prizes

FanFest Cyber Ballpark presented by Acclaim Sports, EA Sports, Sega Sports, Microsoft, 3DO, PlayStation/989 Sports, Konami of America
Test your skills at a variety of the latest Major League Baseball video and computer games

FanFest Scorecard presented by United Airlines and Virginia Mason Medical Center
Look for the MasterCard Scorecard terminals and swipe your card to become eligible to win great baseball prizes

Hometown Heroes presented by Children's Hospital & Regional Medical Center, Premera Blue Cross and Volkswagen
Come pay tribute to Seattle's heroes past and present

Knothole Gang presented by Lowe's
Peek through the grand old outfield fence and re-live some of the greatest Major League Baseball All-Star Game moments.

Major League Baseball presented by John Hancock, RealNetworks and Tiffany & Co.
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 presented by MasterCard
Purchase unique All-Star Game baseball souvenirs

Major League Baseball Legends presented by John Hancock
Free personalized autographs from great baseball legends

MLB Road Show presented by ConArga Foods
Enjoy our interactive traveling road show outside the main entrance of the event

MLB Skills Zone presented by From the Heart Foundation
Brush up on your batting and pitching skills and win baseball themed prizes

MLB Video Experience presented by Sony
Enjoy watching your favorite MLB video highlights

Making of the Game presented by Majestic Athletic, Franklin, New Era and Rawlings
Come see how bats, balls, caps and uniforms are made

Minor League Baseball presented by New Era
Join in the fun of our Minor League Clubs

National Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum presented by RadioShack
The history of our national pastime unfolds through an unforgettable collection of Hall of Fame artifacts and photographs

The Negro Leagues presented by Gillette
Pay tribute to some of the game's finest players

Newsstand presented by the Seattle Times
Stop by and see the history of baseball through Seattle headlines

Outfield Fence presented by Pepsi
Fans can make spectacular catches over the John Hancock All-Star FanFest wall

Rookie League presented by Ritz, Oreo and Humongous Entertainment
Our youngest fans can experience batting cages, Oreo Stacking Contest 2001, Backyard Baseball 2001 and MLB Showdown 2001

Sports Desk presented by KIRO News Radio
Your favorite radio shows live from John Hancock All-Star FanFest

Spring Training presented by Amtrak
Test your skills in this interactive area of batting and pitching cages.

Steal Home Challenge presented by AT&T Broadband
Try to steal home in record time

This Week in Baseball Fantasy Broadcast presented by Lee Sport
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 presented by Century 21
Batters can slug away at actual baseballs pitched by life-sized images of your favorite Mariners

You've Got Questions. We've Got Answers. presented by RadioShack
Test your knowledge in a MLB All-Star trvia game and win prizes

Title Sponsor
John Hancock

Participating Sponsors
AT&T Broadband
Donruss Playoff Trading Cards
Lee Sport
Majestic Athletic
New Era
Post Cereal

Exhibiting Sponsors
Acclaim Sports
Baseball Weekly
Century 21
ConAgra Foods
EA Sports
Humongous Entertainment
PlayStation/989 Sports
Russell Athletic
Sega Sports
Sony Electronics
Tiffany & Co.
Upper Deck
Wizards of the Coast

Local Host Sponsors
Sports & Events Council of Seattle/King County
Children's Hospital & Regional Medical Center
Virginia Mason Medical Center
From the Heart Foundation
Pioneer Square Association
Premera Blue Cross
Fox Sports Net
KIRO News Radio
United Airlines
AK Media
Seattle Times

Just across the street from SAFECO Field, the bus is a great way to get to FanFest! Over 30 bus routes run within three blocks of the Stadium Exhibition Center and many more pass through the International District bus tunnel station just four blocks to the north.

Four transit agencies bring buses into Seattle to locations near the ballpark and FanFest.
Metro is the King County transit agency. Metro provides easy access to the Stadium
Exhibition Center via a number of bus routes on First, Second, and Third Avenues.

First Avenue: 15, 18, 21 (local), 22, 56
Second Avenue: 39, 42, 136, 137 (local), 174
Third Avenue: 7, 14, 36

Information about Metro service from anywhere in King County is available by calling (206) 553-3000 or 206-684-1739 (TTY) or online at

Sound Transit operates between King County and Snohomish County to the north, and Pierce Country to the South, operating express bus services. Sound Transit information is available through Metro Transit.
Community Transit is the Snohomish County transit agency and can be reached at 1-800-562-1375 or (425) 353-RIDE.
Pierce Transit operates transit services out of Pierce County and can be contacted at or call (253) 581-8000.

King Street Station is just two blocks north of the ballpark and FanFest. The Amtrak Coast Starlight and Empire Builder trains arrive there daily.
Regional train service, the Amtrak Cascades, runs between Vancouver, B.C. and Eugene, Oregon, and makes stops at King Street Station four times per day.
For information about any of these trains contact Amtrak at 1-800-USA-RAIL or on the web at "Amtrak".

Seattle has many bicycle paths and is very user friendly for bicyclists (as long as you don't mind a few challenging hills!). The path along the waterfront is flat and provides a great opportunity to get in a nice bicycle ride along with FanFest fun!

SAFECO Field has secured parking for over 150 bicycles in the SAFECO Field Garage located on Atlantic Street east of Occidental Avenue. There is no charge for bicycle parking. Additional bicycle racks are available next to the garage on the west plaza. Bicyclists are advised to avoid chaining bicycles to parking meters, trees or other objects that might impede the very heavy pedestrian and vehicle traffic around the ballpark.
For information on riding your bicycle in Seattle, visit

Driving Directions to Stadium Exhibition Center

From the North and South -
Outside city limits: Take the Interstate 5 exit marked for SAFECO Field (exit 164 from the north and 164B from the south). Follow the signs to Fourth Avenue South and turn right. Turn right at the first light on to South Royal BroughamWay.

Inside city limits: From the north, follow Aurora Avenue southbound to First Avenue exit ramp (exits from the left lane). Follow First Avenue southbound to South Royal Brougham Way. Turn Left From 1st Avenue on to South Royal Brougham Way.

From the East -

Via Interstate 90: Follow the signs to Fourth Avenue South and turn right. Turn right on to South Royal Brougham Way.

Via State Route 520: Exit on to Interstate 5 southbound. Take exit 164. Follow the signs to Fourth Avenue South and turn right. Turn right at first light on to South Royal Brougham Way.

The Stadium Exhibition Center Garage is located next to SAFECO Field at 4th Avenue South and Royal Brougham Way, it also offers easy access on and off of I-90 and I-5.

Seattle streets are user friendly. Many downtown hotels are within a 30- minute walk of the ballpark & SEC. Just remember to bring a jacket, as a morning or late evening stroll back to your hotel can be a bit chilly.

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