The Skeeters will host the annual Fan Fest on Saturday, April 18 from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Constellation Field. For the first time, fans are invited to participate in a special batting practice as part of the #SaLute2Fans initiative for the 2015 season.

“Our fans will have the exclusive chance to step into the batter’s box and take a swing for the fences during Fan Fest,” said Chris Jones, General Manager of the Sugar Land Skeeters. The batting practice will include prizes, photo opportunities and live, on-field commentary from Skeeters broadcaster Ira Liebman.

Fans will have the opportunity to watch the Skeeters team workout and then a player autograph session will follow. Skeeters Manager Gary Gaetti and select players will participate in a mock press conference where fans can participate in a question and answer forum.

“Fan Fest is one of our favorite ways to welcome everyone back to baseball at Constellation Field and showcase what we have in store for the new season,” Jones added. “Everyone is invited to the party.”

FAN FEST SCHEDULE

Skeeters Season Ticket Holder Entry

3:30 PM

Team Workout

3:30 – 4:30 PM

General Admission Entry

4:00 PM

Team Q&A Fan Forum

4:30 – 5:00 PM

Team Autograph Session

4:45 – 5:30 PM

Fan Batting Practice

5:00 – 8:00 PM

Free Kids Fan Zone

4:00 – 8:00 PM

The Kids Zone, featuring three interactive inflatables with the Memorial Hermann Play Land, splash pad and carousel will be open during the entire Fan Fest for all young Skeeter fans. Live entertainment and specials on food and drinks in the concession stands will also be a part of Fan Fest festivities.

Fans will also have the opportunity to win multiple prizes during the event with Launch-A-Ball, Skeeters Social Media Scavenger Hunt and by live tweeting during the event. Fans who live tweet during the event can look for their tweets to be showcased throughout the evening on the Texas-sized video board.

A self-guided walking tour is also available for new and returning fans for an exclusive and behind-the-scenes look into Constellation Field.

Along with batting practice, fans can make memories with a hands on experience in the Skeeters bullpen by clocking their pitch-speed. The fan with the fastest pitch in each age group will win a special prize.

Individual tickets for the exciting 2015 season are available for purchase at the Skeeters TDECU Ticket Office located at Constellation Field. A complete promotional schedule, game times, and more information on the Skeeters can be found at SugarLandSkeeters.com.

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