For the first time ever, Major League Baseball will retire the jersey of one dedicated fan as part of the MLB All-Star Week festivities in San Diego, Friday, July 8th through Tuesday, July 12th. One fan will be selected to have his or her jersey retired in ceremony at MLB All-Star FanFest on Sunday, July 10th, and win an MLB All-Star prize package including round-trip flights and accommodations for two in San Diego, and tickets to the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game and All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball Game (July 10th), T-Mobile Home Run Derby (July 11th) and the MLB All-Star Game presented by MasterCard at Petco Park (July 12th).
To enter the "Enshrine Mine" contest, fans can post a photo or video to Instagram sharing their unique fan jersey story detailing why their jersey should receive the ultimate honor. One winner will be chosen based on submissions that illustrate fandom, passion for baseball, and share special, original moments experienced in the jersey. Fans can submit their jerseys for enshrinement by tagging entries with the contest hashtag, #EnshrineMine, between Wednesday, June 22nd and Wednesday, June 29th. A gallery of submissions and additional opportunities to enter can be found at allstargame.com/EnshrineMine. Finalists will be selected by Major League Baseball and All-Star Game spokespersons Trevor Hoffman and Dave Winfield. The winner will be notified Friday, July 1st.
"Major League Baseball has a tradition of retiring jerseys for the greatest players, but we know fans also give their all from the stands," said Jackie Secaira-Cotto, Major League Baseball Director, Special Events. "We want to recognize an All-Star fan who has experienced major game and life moments in his or her jersey by honoring them at FanFest."
MLB All-Star FanFest at the San Diego Convention Center, which opens on Friday, July 8th and runs through Tuesday, July 12th, is the world's largest interactive baseball theme park with more than 40 attractions for fans of all ages. Throughout the show floor, fans will have the chance to take photos and get autographs with former Padres players, MLB legends and Hall of Famers; practice their baseball and softball skills during clinics taught by former and current MLB players; swing like their favorite Major Leaguers in the batting cages; view a collection of MLB trophies and take a photo with the Commissioner's Trophy presented to the World Series Champion; explore exhibits from the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum and more.
MLB All-Star FanFest attractions are included in the price of admission, and the only additional costs are for concessions and memorabilia. Tickets are $35 for adults and $30 for children ages 12 and under (children two and under are admitted free), senior citizens and military personnel. FanFest tickets are sold on a timed-entry basis, so fans are encouraged to purchase tickets early to get preferred entry times.
MLB All-Star Week includes the MLB All-Star Game presented by MasterCard at Petco Park (July 12th), Gatorade All-Star Workout Day featuring the T-Mobile Home Run Derby (July 11th), All-Star Sunday featuring the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game and All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball Game (July 10th), MLB All-Star FanFest at the San Diego Convention Center (July 8th-12th), plus a lineup of additional events taking place around the region. The 87th Midsummer Classic will be televised nationally by FOX Sports; in Canada by Rogers Sportsnet and RDS; and worldwide by partners in more than 160 countries. ESPN Radio and ESPN Radio Deportes will provide exclusive national radio coverage of the All-Star Game. MLB Network, MLB.com and Sirius XM also will provide comprehensive All-Star Week coverage. For more information about MLB All-Star Week and to purchase tickets, please visit AllStarGame.com and follow @AllStarGame on social media.