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John Hancock All-Star FanFest®
July 8-12, 2005
COBO Conference/Exhibition Center

Ticket Prices are $16 for Adults and $11 for children 12 and under, senior citizens and military personnel. Children under two are free.

Saturday, July 9
Sunday, July 10
Monday, July 11
Tuesday, July 12


For five magical days in July, Major League Baseball® and John Hancock Financial Services will transform Detroit's COBO Center into Baseball Heaven on Earth. With over 40 baseball-themed attractions, the John Hancock All-Star FanFest® interactive baseball spectacular is the largest baseball event in the world. It provides baseball fans of all ages the once-in-a-lifetime chance to experience the fun and excitement of the Major League Baseball Midsummer Classic® - the All-Star Game®. Here are just a few of the activities you can take part in at the John Hancock All-Star FanFest® event:

  • Test your skills in state-of-the-art video batting and pitching cages where you can face life-size images of Roger Clemens, Greg Maddux, Ivan Rodriquez and many more!
  • See baseballs, bats and other tools of the game being made right before your eyes.
  • Learn the game of baseball from real Major League Baseball® players, coaches, managers and umpires in interactive clinics.
  • Take a walk through time and see priceless treasures from the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum® in Cooperstown, New York or pay tribute to the heroes of the Negro Leagues.
  • Get FREE autographs from Major League Baseball Legends.

Detroit COBO Conference/Exhibition Center
One Washington Blvd.
Detroit, MI 48226
Phone: (313) 877-8777
Friday, July 8th - Tuesday, July 12th

Event Hours:
Friday Monday: 9 a.m. 8 p.m.
Tuesday: 9 a.m. 7 p.m.
Times Subject to Change

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Ticket Prices:

  • $16 for Adults
  • $11 for children 12-and-under, senior citizens and military personnel
  • Children under 2 are free

Tickets can be bought online for each day right here:

Friday, July 8
Saturday, July 9
Sunday, July 10
Monday, July 11
Tuesday, July 12

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All-Star Game MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL® is proud to bring the 76th All-Star Game® to Detroit this summer and with it, John Hancock All-Star FanFest® five days of baseball heaven on earth. From July 8-12, the Cobo Center in downtown Detroit will be transformed into a baseball fan's dream come true, with more than a quarter million square feet of state-of-the-art interactive games, clinics, free autograph sessions, collectibles, and much, much more! To make this all possible, we are looking for some exceptional people to join our MVP Volunteer Team.

John Hancock All-Star FanFest® is in search of enthusiastic fans age 18 or older, who love baseball, enjoy working with people and are interested in volunteering for a truly memorable experience. Put on one of our limited edition team uniforms (yours to keep), and become a host, information guide, skills game coach or any of the dozens of other interesting and challenging positions at the world's largest baseball showcase. To be on the roster you must be available to work one shift for at least three consecutive days during the period of July 8-12.

Please call the John Hancock All-Star FanFest® hotline at 313-471-2515 or toll free at 1-800-449-3267 to sign up for our information session, or apply online now »

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FanFest Fun!

The John Hancock All-Star FanFest® interactive baseball spectacular is the largest baseball event in the world. It provides baseball fans of all ages the once-in-a-lifetime chance to experience the fun and excitement of the Major League Baseball Midsummer Classic® - the All-Star Game®.

Hometown Heroes
Hometown Heroes
Hometown Heroes displays the Detroit Tigers' history, roots in the community and promise for the future.
Steal Home Challenge
Steal Home
Feel the rush of racing against your friends, family, or your own best time in the Steal Home Challenge. The classic 90' span from third base to home plate is provided to let fans experience one of the most exhilarating plays in baseball.
Rookie League®
Rookie League
Our youngest fans can step up to the batting tees, throw & catch, or play MLB Showdown 2005
Making of the GameSM
Making Of The Game
As time-honored as the players themselves are their tools. In Making of the Game, see demonstrations of how authentic Major League gear is designed and crafted.
Clubhouse Store
Clubhouse Store
Browse through the selection and purchase unique All-Star Game® baseball souvenirs
Video Batting Cages
Video Game
Ever wonder what it might look like to face down a big-league pitcher like Roger Clemens? In the Video Batting Cages, batters can slug away at actual baseballs pitched by life-size images of Major League hurlers.
FanFest Baseball Cards
Baseball Cards
Flip on a hat, button up a jersey and grab a bat for the fan's ultimate portrait on one of the FanFest Baseball Cards. This classic card looks just like the real thing -- complete with personalized stats on the back.
National Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum®
National Baseball Hall of Fame
Take a stroll through baseball's glorious past and experience the history of the national pastime with one of the largest collections of artifacts from the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, NY.
Collectors Showcase Collectors Showcase
Strike a deal with fellow purveyors of baseball cards and memorabilia at the Collectors Showcase. Fans will be able to buy, sell and trade their own merchandise, as well as add new treasures to their collections.
Major League Baseball®
Visit our official website -, see the World of Baseball and take your picture with the World Series trophy when you check out all of the official awards and trophies of MLBTM

All-Star Bazaar All-Star Bazaar
The price is always right at the All-Star Bazaar where MLB sponsors say thanks to fans with free giveaways for everyone.
All-Star Dugout All-Star Dugout
See what Major League players wear on the field with an exact replica of a professional dugout, complete with authentic Major League Baseball® equipment.
Outfield Fence Outfield Fence
Fans can make spectacular catches over the John Hancock All-Star FanFest® wall
Baseball Weekly Cover Photo
Fulfill your Major League Baseball® fantasy by getting a personalized cover of Sports Weekly®
The Diamond The Diamond
Learn the secrets of sliding into home, striking out batters with an elusive curveball or delivering the game-winning home run on The Diamond. Players, managers and other experts of the game bring their Major League expertise to this authentic baseball diamond, sharing their insider tips in baseball seminars and hands-on clinics.
Broadcast Studio Broadcast Studio
Stop by and see live TV broadcasts of your favorite local channel
FanFest Batting Practice FanFest® Batting Practice
Step up to the plate to try and hit one out of the park in our state-of-the-art batting cages.
MLB Legends Major League Baseball® Legends
Speak with the players behind the game, all of whom are past, present and future Major League Baseball Legends. More than 50 players and coaches are expected to drop in throughout the event to sign free autographs.
FanFest Cyber Ballpark FanFest® Cyber Ballpark
Test your gaming skills by plugging into the Cyber Ballpark, where the latest Major League Baseball video and computer games are running non-stop.
FanFest Bullpen FanFest® Bullpen
Take command of the mound and match up against virtual Major League All-Stars like Frank Thomas, Ivan Rodriguez or Sammy Sosa. In the Bullpen, baseball lovers test their skills in state-of-the-art pitching cages.
Negro Leagues The Negro Leagues
Take a compelling visual journey back in time as The Negro Leagues brings to life the heroic history of some of the game's proudest and talented players.
Minor League Baseball Minor League BaseballTM
Take a look at the caps from all 160 Minor League BaseballTM clubs on the gigantic cap wall and purchase your favorite Minor League merchandise

Ballpark Beer
Take a break and enjoy the official Beer of Major League Baseball®, Budweiser.

Sports Desk
See your favorite radio shows broadcast live from John Hancock All-Star FanFest®

FanFest® Scorecard
Look for the MasterCard Scorecard terminals and swipe your card to become eligible to win great baseball prizes

This Week in Baseball Fantasy Broadcast
With a flip of the switch and crackle of the airwaves, fans have the opportunity to breathe life into their famous baseball moments in This Week in Baseball Fantasy Broadcast.

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