Fan Fest tickets now on sale
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April 10, 2006 - LOVES PARK, Ill. -- Tickets for Rockford RiverHawks Fan Fest 2006 are now on sale.

Baseball fans can get their tickets for the event at RiverHawks Stadium or at two other locations in Rockford.

This year’s featured guest is four-time batting champion and former Chicago Cub Bill Madlock. Madlock will be available to meet fans, sign autographs and take questions from the crowd at Fan Fest, noon-5 p.m. Sunday, May 7 at JD's Sports Bar and Grill, 908 W. Riverside.

The preceding day, May 6, is a Meet Your Seat event at the new stadium. Fans will have the chance to choose their seat by buying season tickets. The RiverHawks will provide tours of the stadium, as well as complimentary hot dogs and beverages. In addition, the RiverHawks will premier their state-of-the-art Kids Zone inflatable play areas.

Fans who purchase a full-season ticket package at the event will have special VIP status at May 7 at JD’s. Not only will they receive a free ticket to Fan Fest for every season ticket purchased, but they will have exclusive access to Madlock and the other guests for the first 30 minutes of Fan Fest. In addition, they can bring up to two items to be autographed by each celebrity. Other fans can enter the autograph line at 12:30 p.m. and are limited to one autograph per celebrity.

Tickets for the event are just $6 each, with a portion of the proceeds going to charity. Fans will also have the chance to purchase season-ticket packages and guarantee a seat at the first game at the RiverHawks’ new stadium. Fan Fest 2006 tickets can also be purchased in advance at JD’s by calling 639-9488 or at Johnny O’s Mobile Sports by calling 226-8428.

Opening Day at RiverHawks Stadium is 7:05 p.m. Wednesday, May 31. The RiverHawks are members of the Frontier League, a 10-team independent professional baseball league that will play its 14th season in 2006. Advertising, season-ticket and suite information is available by calling the box office at (815) 964-2255. Fans can also visit the RiverHawks online at www.rockfordriverhawks.com.


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