Redsfest to be held Dec. 4-5; tickets on sale

Annual fan convention to feature more than 80 current and past players, coaches and broadcasters

Redsfest to be held Dec. 4-5; tickets on sale

CINCINNATI -- The biggest event of the Reds' offseason will be back when Redsfest returns on Dec. 4-5 at the Duke Energy Convention Center.

Formally called Fox Sports Ohio Redsfest presented by PNC Bank, it will be held from 3-10:30 p.m. ET on Friday, Dec. 4, and 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 5.

The club expects more than 80 current and former players and coaches and broadcasters to attend. Among those to appear will be Joey Votto, Todd Frazier, Aroldis Chapman, Billy Hamilton and Brandon Phillips. A full list will be announced at a later date.

Tickets are on sale at reds.com/redsfest.

Two-day tickets are $25 for adults and $12 for kids 12 and younger. One-day tickets are $17 for adults and $7 for kids. Children 3 and under are admitted free.

An event that increases its size each year, Redsfest covers more than 300,000 square feet of space at the convention center. Activities include autograph and photo booths with current and former players, interactive games for fans of all ages, game-used and authentic memorabilia and more.

The third floor will be open for the Reds Heads Fun Zone, with more than 20,000 square feet dedicated to kids activities that include bounce houses, trampolines, photos with Santa Claus, games and more.

With each two-day Redsfest admission, fans will receive two free tickets to the Reds-Pirates game on Sunday, April 10. Fans purchasing a one-day Redsfest admission will receive one free ticket to the April 10 game. The first 11,000 fans though the Redsfest doors each day will receive a free Reds drawstring bag and a Mr. Redlegs knit cap.

All proceeds from Redsfest benefit the Reds Community Fund.

Mark Sheldon is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Mark My Word, follow him on Twitter @m_sheldon and Facebook and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.