1/16/2014 3:13 P.M. ET
Cleveland Indians announce Jim Thome, Omar Vizquel, Charlie Nagy to attend Tribe Fest presented by KeyBank
Three popular alumni added to roster for second annual event at Progressive Field scheduled for Jan. 25-26; Players, alumni, manager Terry Francona on hand for autographs, photos and more; additional session added to improve fan experience
By / MLB.com
Cleveland, OH-The Cleveland Indians on Thursday announced that popular alumni Jim Thome, Omar Vizquel and Charles Nagy will appear at Tribe Fest, presented by KeyBank. The second annual event is scheduled for Saturday, January 25, and Sunday, January 26, at Progressive Field.
The trio joined forces during one of the organization's most successful runs, in the late 1990s, playing together on two World Series teams and multiple division champion teams.
Thome, Vizquel and Nagy join manager Terry Francona, current Tribe players including Nick Swisher, Jason Kipnis, Michael Bourn, Michael Brantley, Mike Aviles, Carlos Santana and others, Indians prospects, and other alumni including Kenny Lofton, in attendance for autographs, interviews on the KeyBank main stage and more.
In addition, more of Progressive Field will be open this year, including the Club Lounge, Kids Clubhouse and more. The Indians also plan to announce their 2014 promotions schedule on the KeyBank main stage during Saturday morning's session.
Due to large crowds at last year's first Tribe Fest, in addition to anticipated high demand this year after the Indians Postseason berth in October, the 2014 event will feature three sessions:
- Saturday, January 25: 10AM-2PM
- Saturday, January 25: 4PM-8PM
- Sunday, January 26: Noon-6PM
Admission for adults is $10 in advance and tickets are on sale now, at Indians.com/TribeFest.
Kids ages 12 and under again this year can attend the event for FREE when reserved with the purchase of an adult ticket. There is a limit of two free children's admissions per paying adult. Tickets for kids age 12 and under are $5 at the gate day of event.
This year, autographs can be guaranteed by purchasing an autograph ticket bundled at the same time with the general admission ticket online at Indians.com/TribeFest. Fans are limited to one guaranteed autograph ticket per person to allow for as many fans to get access to the players. Prices in addition to the $10 ADULT general admission ticket - kids tickets are free when reserved in advance -- as follows:
- $10/ticket for Indians Minor League Prospect sessions
- $15/ticket for Indians Major League roster player sessions
- $20/ticket for Indians Alumni player sessions
Each Tribe Fest event features multiple autograph sessions, for which 250 tickets will be sold. Autographs for specific players are not guaranteed, just a space in line. If autograph sessions are not sold out, fans will be allowed to wait in line at their own risk for autographs, time permitting and on a first-come, first-serve basis.
In addition to interacting with players, young fans can hit in the Progressive Field batting cages (waivers will be required), take tours of the home clubhouse, listen to Q&As with Tribe broadcasters and players, and more. Concessions will be available in the Club Lounge.
All player appearances are subject to change.
For complete event details, visit Indians.com/TribeFest.
This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.