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Reminder: Saturday’s Rays Fan Fest is free, but adults need a ticket

Activities include panel discussions, merchandise sales, interactive opportunities with players, clubhouse tours and more.
The Rays' annual Fan Fest kicks off Saturday with the usual autograph sessions, interactive activities, clubhouse tours and more.
The Rays' annual Fan Fest kicks off Saturday with the usual autograph sessions, interactive activities, clubhouse tours and more. [ Tampa Bay Times (2010) ]
Published Feb. 8, 2020

ST. PETERSBURG — The Rays’ annual Fan Fest on Saturday is still free, though anyone 18 and older needs to secure a ticket on their mobile device from the MLB Ballpark app.

Inside the Trop from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. will be the usual assortment of panel discussions with team officials, merchandise sales, interactive opportunities with Rays players, clubhouse tours and autographs from former big-leaguers. Parking is also free.

Scheduled highlights include Rays Charlie Morton and Ryan Yarbrough reading to kids, Brandon Lowe hosting a kids clinic, Tyler Glasnow and Austin Meadows taking part in a game-show segment, a photo opportunity with a larger than life Blake Snell bobblehead, assorted Rays playing tailgate-style games with fans.

A charity yard sale will offer items for $5 each, or $20 for a bag to be stuffed.

About 30 Rays players and coaches are expected to attend, though big names that will be missing include Kevin Kiermaier and new addition Yoshi Tsutsugo.

Single-game tickets are not yet on sale; the team is selling season ticket and group packages, and offering free kids club memberships.