Guide to Oakland A’s Fanfest
January 20, 2019
Oakland is well-known for a wide variety of reasons from the farm fresh food scene to it’s vibrant art culture, but there’s one specific element that unites this neighborhood like no other. The Oakland A’s are source of community pride and fellowship. Their annual Fanfest is fast approaching, and you have a front row seat from the apartments for rent in Oakland
What Is The Oakland A’s Fanfest?
The Oakland A’s Fanfest is a chance for fans of the Oakland A’s baseball team to celebrate their love for the area’s players. This is an excellent opportunity to receive an autograph, ask questions to the players, and pick up A’s swag. The entire team is in attendance, including the mascot and coach.
Times, Dates, and Ticket Info
This year’s Fanfest falls on January 26th, which is a Saturday, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. You can catch the festivities at Jack London Square, right on the water. There are plenty of things to do and activities to partake in, all of which are offered free of charge. That’s right, there’s no cost for admission to this event.
Activities and Events
As a family-friendly event, there are plenty of fun activities to partake in. The Oakland A’s Fanfest kicks off with a welcome walk that features players, coaches, and alumni. The players are then addressed before a Q&A session on the Ferry Lawn Main Stage.
Several other question-and-answer sessions take place throughout the day. You can find various places and opportunities for autographs, as well as a merchandise station selling the entire catalog for this year. As you make your way around the event, take the time to enjoy the inflatable games and consider signing up for the sponsored fan experiences.
With the A’s moving to a new ballpark at Howard Terminal, this is also an excellent time to learn more about the redevelopment of the Coliseum site in the Ballpark Experience Area. Members of the design team will be answering questions all day long.
Kids can take advantage in the Community Zone, located at the intersection of Broadway and Embarcadero. Face painting, photos with Stomper, and meet & greets with Hall of Fame racers are all a part of the fun. Chevron also hosts their Science of Baseball Showcase, encouraging curiosity in the STEM industry through exhibits and demonstrations.
Food and Parking
You don’t have to worry about stopping anywhere before or after the event. The Oakland A’s Fanfest features numerous food trucks serving up warm meals free of charge. As for parking, there are some limited areas throughout the streets of Jack London Square, but the Oakland area has ample public transportation.
Players in Attendance
The main question on nearly everyone’s mind is which players they can get up close and personal with. Here is a complete list of everyone you can expect to see this year:
- Chris Bassitt
- Aaron Brooks
- Paul Blackburn
- Ryan Butcher
- Mark Canha
- Jharel Cotton
- Dustin Fowler
- Daniel Gossett
- Grant Holmes
- James Kaperielian
- Jesus Luzardo
- Sean Manaea
- Nick Martini
- Jorge Mateo
- Frankie Montas
- Matt Olson
- Josh Phegley
- Chad Pinder
- A.J. Puk
- Fernando Rodeny
- Marcus Semien
- Beau Taylor
- Andrew Triggs
- Lou Trivino
- and J.B. Wendelken
Several alumni are also scheduled to attend the event this year. So, keep your eyes peeled for greats from the past. As always, the goal for any fan is to get as many autographs as possible.
Apartments for Rent in Oakland
Fourth Street East places you right in front of the action during the Oakland A’s Fanfest. These apartment homes usher in a new chapter in the life of Oakland’s waterfront, as well as those that call Jack London Square home. An unlimited number of moments in the making, Fourth Street East redefines luxury living.
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