Because baseball games are no longer used to settle land disputes and damages from horse collisions, they’ve become the battleground for deciding which U.S. city will be the first to move to the moon. Chart the course of the future with today's Groupon: for $15, you get one general-admission ticket to Major League Baseball’s All-Star FanFest at the Phoenix Convention Center on July 12 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (up to a $30 value). When you click “Buy,” you'll be redirected to a Ticketmaster.com page to complete your transaction. See below for more info on fees.
Competing for the title of world’s largest interactive baseball event, the All-Star FanFest will transform the Phoenix Convention Center into a bat-swinging theme park July 8–12. Groupon holders gain admission to the final day of the fest, which will celebrate the Arizona Diamondbacks’ 2001 World Series championship. Visitors can score free autographs and jovial noogies from Diamondbacks legends such as Gold Glove shortstop Jay Bell and five-time All-Star Matt Williams, who currently coaches third base, as well as swap thumb-wrestling tips with Hall of Famer pitcher Rollie Fingers. Historical exhibits from the Baseball Hall of Fame wow guests with colorful timelines, vintage uniforms, and photos of bygone mustache styles. Batting cages and baserunning challenges test fans’ speed and reflexes, and the first 5,000 ticket holders to storm the gates get a mini pennant to commemorate the Diamondbacks’ big win and assist in shooing away pickpocketing horseflies.
With more than 900,000 square feet of event space and architecture inspired by the Sonoran Desert, the Phoenix Convention Center invites visitors to scour its halls for tumbleweeds and cacti shaped like octopi. When they’re not throwing changeups or tag-out-related tantrums, guests can peruse the center’s alluring collection of modern art.
Note on Ticketmaster.com fees: An additional convenience charge of $1.50 will be applied to each ticket, as well as a $3 order-processing fee and $2.50 print-at-home fee for each transaction.