John Hancock All-Star FanFest offers more than 50 attractions -- as well as daily interactive programming on The Diamond -- that will appeal to fans of all ages and interests.

Following is information about some of the attractions that will be part of John Hancock All-Star FanFest, July 8-12 at the Cobo Conference/Exhibition Center:

  • 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.

  • Video Batting Cages - Ever wonder what it might look like to face down a big-league pitcher? In the 'Video Batting Cages,' batters can slug away at actual baseballs pitched by life-sized images of Major League hurlers.

  • Hometown Heroes - 'Hometown Heroes' is a comprehensive look at Detroit Tigers history, the Club's roots in the community and its promise for the future.

  • Cyber Ballpark - Test your gaming skills by plugging into the 'Cyber Ballpark,' where the latest Major League Baseball video and computer games are set up for action.

  • National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum - Take a stroll through baseball's glorious past and experience the history of the national pastime with one of the largest collections of artifacts on loan from the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, New York.

  • Major League Baseball Legends - Meet the players who make Major League Baseball great at the 'Major League Baseball Legends' pavilion. More than 50 past and present players and coaches will drop in throughout the five days of John Hancock All-Star FanFest to sign free autographs and connect with fans.

  • The Bullpen - Take command of the mound and match up against virtual Major League Baseball All-Stars. In 'The Bullpen,' baseball lovers test their skills in state-of-the-art pitching cages.

  • Steal Home Challenge - Experience the thrill and excitement of racing against your friends, family, or your own best time in the 'Steal Home Challenge.' The classic 90-foot span from third base to home plate is provided to let fans experience one of the most exhilarating plays in baseball, the race to home plate.

  • The Negro Leagues - Take a compelling visual journey back in time as 'The Negro Leagues' brings to life the glorious history of some of the most talented players in the game's history.

  • Game Saving Catch - Take home a photo of you reaching high over the outfield wall and making the winning catch that saves the game.

  • Home Run Derby - Ever dream of hitting one out of the park? Fans can step up to the plate and swing for the fences.

  • Collector's Showcase - Strike a deal with fellow collectors of baseball cards and other MLB memorabilia at the 'Collector's Showcase.' Fans can buy, sell and trade merchandise to enhance their personal collections.

  • FanFest Baseball Cards - Don a cap, button up a jersey and grab a bat for a 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.

  • All-Star Bazaar - The price is always right at the 'All-Star Bazaar,' where Major League Baseball sponsors say thanks to fans with giveaways for everyone.

  • World's Largest Baseball - What better way to welcome families to the largest baseball fan-event in the world than with the 'World's Largest Baseball?' The signature white leather, red-laced ball measures a full 12 feet in diameter and is the centerpiece of the John Hancock All-Star FanFest entrance.