Each July, Major League Baseball takes a brief hiatus to recognize its stars and recharge the batteries in each of its umpires. Receive your own midseason baseball boost with this GrouponLive deal: for $15, you get one general-admission ticket to the MLB All-Star Fan Fest at the Kansas City Convention Center (a $30 value). Choose between the following dates:
- Monday, July 9, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
- Tuesday, July 10, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
On Monday, the first 1,000 FanFest visitors to arrive receive a Pioneer Day tumbler, and on Tuesday, the first 1,000 will receive a limited-edition George Brett bobblehead. Learn more about these special promotions here.
When you click "Buy," you'll be redirected to the MLB All-Star Game website to complete your transaction. This Groupon applies toward the face value of tickets, but you'll still need to pay all fees and taxes in full.
With baseball's biggest names set to descend upon Kauffman Stadium for 2012's midsummer classic, the All-Star FanFest warms up MLB supporters by showcasing a collection of interactive attractions, giveaways, and some of the game's most decorated legends. On Monday, July 9, FanFest attendees help commemorate players that left an indelible, bubblegum-scented mark on baseball, by warmly welcoming Negro League icons such as Ernie Banks, Monte Irvin, and Minnie Minoso. Meanwhile, on Tuesday, July 10, players from the 1960 and 1973 All-Star teams slide into the proverbial batter's box; honoring the first two times Kansas City hosted the All-Star festivities.
When they’re not fielding autographs from featured guests, fans can scout the convention's lineup of attractions, which include interactive areas where they can test out Wilson gloves, practice swings with Louisville Slugger bats, or perfect bunt signs in the reflection of a shiny Rawlings helmet. Official MLB awards and trophies—such as the World Series trophy—glimmer in one wing, and in another, artifacts and memorabilia exalt former Royals with a "Hometown Heroes" display. Guests can also visit the video-game zone, as well as a collector's showcase, where souvenir buffs are free to buy, sell, and trade relics without fear of the lunch bell ringing.