Every Mets fan would love to attend the All-Star Game; after all, it’s in our house. But let’s face it, most of us do not have $500 or more to spend on tickets. But we can all probably spare $35 to attend the All-Star FanFest at the Javits Center.
The FanFest runs from Thursday, July 12-Tuesday, July 16. It will feature artifacts from the Hall of Fame as well as a “Hometown Heroes” display of Mets history. There will also be memorabilia dealers selling their wares as well as a ton of other baseball stuff.
Perhaps the biggest attractions are the former players who are set to appear, some of whom will be giving free autographs. Many former Mets are scheduled to be there, including Darryl Strawberry, Dwight Gooden, John Franco, Ed Kranepool, Mookie Wilson, Dave Kingman, Rusty Staub and many more. You can check here for the complete schedule.
“All-Star FanFest is the world’s largest baseball fan event, and is a great experience for the whole family,” said David Wright, the official spokesman for the event. “Just like New York City, FanFest has something for everyone, and I am proud to be a part of the home team as we host this exciting event.”
I am taking a brief respite from sunny Los Angeles to spend some time here in hot and sticky New York for some reason (a woman, of course!), so I will be at the All-Star FanFest. If you can’t make it, I have been invited to write all about it for you, taking photos of our favorite Mets and hopefully even talking to a few of them.