Fan Fest autograph passes go on sale Wednesday

Rays fans can purchase time for specific players for Tropicana Field event

ST. PETERSBURG -- Autograph passes for 2015 Rays Fan Fest will go on sale Wednesday.

Rays Fan Fest is scheduled for Feb. 21 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. ET at Tropicana Field. For the 20th consecutive year, admission and parking for Rays Fan Fest are free.

Autographs at Fan Fest will only be available with the purchase of an autograph pass. These player-specific passes go on sale to the general public at 2 p.m. ET on Wednesday, exclusively on raysbaseball.com, subject to availability. Rays members -- season-ticket holders and Flex Pack buyers -- will also receive information regarding presale opportunities for these passes.

Autograph passes provide access to a player at a specific time frame during Fan Fest. A limited number of passes will be sold for each signing player and all sales must be completed online in advance of Fan Fest, and they will not be available for sale on the day of or during Fan Fest.

The cost of each autograph pass is $25 per player. All proceeds from autograph sales will benefit the ALS Association Florida Chapter. At Rays Fan Fest in 2014, between the Rays Charity Yard Sale at 162 Landing and autograph sales, $100,000 was raised to benefit local charities.

Once again, there will be one player autograph station free for kids 14 and under and for fans who have purchased autograph passes. More than 30 former Major League players will be available to sign autographs for free throughout the day, to go along with personalized interaction with Tampa Bay players and coaches and numerous activities for kids.

Additionally, fans can become a Rays member by purchasing a limited-edition Fan Fest Flex Pack that includes a Kevin Kiermaier bobblehead and an autograph pass presale opportunity by visiting raysbaseball.com or calling 888-FAN-RAYS.

For more information about 2015 Rays Fan Fest, fans can visit raysbaseball.com/fanfest. More event details will be released soon.

Bill Chastain is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.