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Redsfest offers unique setting for fans

Redsfest runs on Friday and Saturday at the Duke Energy Convention Center (Photo: cincinnati.reds.mlb.com/redsfest) Redsfest runs on Friday and Saturday at the Duke Energy Convention Center (Photo: cincinnati.reds.mlb.com/redsfest)
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Cincinnati Reds fans of all ages will come together Friday and Saturday at the Duke Energy Convention Center for the annual winter-up convention, Redsfest.

Redsfest holds 300,000 square feet of activities including interactive games and activities for fans of all ages, indoor baseball fields, Reds merchandise, game-used and authentic memorabilia, and interactions with over 80 current and former Reds players, coaches, and broadcasters.  

The event is Friday from 3 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., and Saturday 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Tickets for adults are $25 for a 2-day pass, and $17 for a 1-day pass. Kids tickets (ages 12 and younger) are $12 for a 2-day pass, and $7 for a 1-day pass.

Patrons can purchase tickets at ticket windows at Great American Ball Park, by phone at 513-381-REDS, online at www.reds.com/redsfest, and at the Duke Energy Convention Center starting at 9 a.m. Friday, and 7 a.m. on Saturday.

The first 11,000 fans through the Redsfest doors each day will receive a free Reds drawstring bag and a commemorative 2015 MLB All-Star Game ornament.

The event is highlighted with over 100 player autograph and player photograph sessions that are free of charge with a Redsfest ticket. Specific times for player appearances will be announced 30 minutes prior to the sessions on screens inside the Duke Energy Convention Center.

Current players that scheduled include Brandon Phillips, Joey Votto, Johnny Cueto, Jay Bruce, Aroldis Chapman, Todd Frazier, and Billy Hamilton.  Reds Hall of Famers and alumni that are expected to appear include Ron Oester, Tom Browning, Eric Davis and Mario Soto. An updated list of all players, coaches, and broadcasters can be found here: http://atmlb.com/15T9lRA

Other highlights include a main stage that will host a Redsfest cooking show, Reds family feud, 2014 team awards, and the Harlem Globetrotters.

All the proceeds from the event benefit the baseball-themed outreach programs of the Reds Community Fund.

Above you can watch interviews from Todd Frazier, Bryan Price and Jay Bruce from Friday at Redfest.

For more information visit their website: http://atmlb.com/1yLz5J6

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