So it looks like instead of the usual FanFest in January this year, the A's are having a "Fan Appreciation Workout Day" instead.
It will take place on Sunday, April 5, at the Coliseum and we will get to watch the players hold their final workout before Opening Day.
Preliminary plans for the day include:
- A public team workout with batting practice, fielding drills, and special commentary from A's coaches
- "Meet and Greet" sessions; player autograph opportunities
- Q&A sessions in which fans will be able to hear from players and coaches
- Behind-the-scenes tours of the Coliseum
- Opportunity to purchase authentic game-used equipment and other memorabilia
- Opportunity to win exciting prizes in fan appreciation raffles
Also, unlike Fanfest, parking and admission will be FREE!
I'm a bit disappointed because I look forward to seeing our A's every January and I really enjoy FanFest so we'll see if this is a good change!