The Legacy Agency has announced that Baseball City – the largest and only interactive Spring Training event in the country- will have The City of Scottsdale and the Scottsdale Convention and Visitors Bureau as official presenting sponsors for the second annual event, which will be held in Scottsdale on March 7 and 8.
Over 20,000 fans are expected to join in on the free event, which will have a host of interactive programs, clinics, brand activation platforms and appearances by current and former MLB players as part of the two day celebration that will kick off Cactus League play. The inaugural event was held in Phoenix in 2014.
“Our vision with Baseball City was to give those fans even more added value to their spring training experience; to allow people young and old a little more engagement when they are not watching games,” said Mike Principe, CEO of The Legacy Agency. “Bringing the event now to Scottsdale, within minutes of several of the facilities, will enhance the overall baseball experience beyond the traditional game day. We will have something for everyone, and believe that this will quickly become a ‘must attend’ for everyone making the trek to Arizona both this spring and for years to come.”
In addition to the presenting sponsor, the Legacy Agency has added Baseball America as the event’s anchor sponsor and Univision as the events Media Partner. Brands that have come on board for the event include: Steiner Sports, LIDS, KIND Snacks, Schutt Sports, Uber, Saguaro Scottsdale Hotel, Ferguson Jenkins Foundation, Scottsdale Food Truck Caravan, Rock N Roll High School, YELP, the Arizona Baseball Network and Triple Crown Sports.
Kids of all ages will also have the ability to take part in a special Arizona SciTech Baseball Festival, which brings unique partnerships with ASU, UA and Midwestern Scientists to engage the public in hands on opportunities with the science behind sport, while the The Arizona Spring Training Experience and Cactus League Hall of Fame tells the story of the players, the teams, and the communities that have made Arizona the home for spring training baseball for seventy years.
The lineup of participants in the event are expected to include: Hall of Famers Ferguson Jenkins and Orlando Cepeda, 2014 AL All-Star outfielder Michael Brantley (Cleveland Indians), Chicago White Sox star Melky Cabrera, San Francisco Giants catcher Andrew Susac, the Arizona Diamondbacks second baseman Aaron Hill, Oakland Athletics All Star pitcher Scott Kazmir and outfielder Billy Butler, Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Wily Peralta, and Chicago Cubs outfielder Arismendy Alcántara among many others.