FREDERICK, MD -Before the 2017 Frederick Keys baseball season kicks off on April 6, fans can get a sneak peek of the upcoming year at KeysFest. This year's KeysFest will take place on Saturday, April 1 from 11-2 pm at Nymeo Field and is free of charge. Fans who attend can take a stadium tour and meet Keys mascot Keyote. A variety of food selections will also be available, while single game tickets and ticket plans can be purchased.
"KeysFest is an awesome way to show our fans what they have to look forward to for the upcoming season," said Keys Promotions and Creative Services Manager, DeForest Garcia. "After all the planning our staff has done for 2017, we are excited to get the season started."
Young fans will have plenty of fun activities to choose from. The Giant Eagle Fun Zone will be open, giving children a chance to test out the different inflatables. There will be face painting by Vicki, a prize wheel and a baseball card station, where youngsters can get their pictures taken just like the pros.
For those looking for a behind-the-scenes look at Nymeo Field, stadium tours will be conducted throughout the day. This includes a glimpse at the newly-renovated Mattress Warehouse Club.
Fans in need of Keys gear can drop by the souvenir shop on the concourse level. Additionally, there will be a table where fans can purchase Keys ticket plans for the upcoming campaign. Fans who purchase ANY ticket plan can choose between a Dylan Bundy gnome or a Jonathan Schoop bobblehead. These are exclusive gifts and can only be acquired by purchasing a 2017 ticket plan.
This year the first 250 fans through the gates receive a foam finger presented by Esurance. Last season, the Keys claimed the Esurance Home Field Advantage award for the Carolina League after pacing the circuit in attendance for the fifth straight season.
All fans who attend KeysFest receive a voucher for a free hot dog and Pepsi, while a variety of food offerings will also be available. This includes tastings of Roasthouse Pub hamburgers and jerk chicken sandwiches. In 2017 a Roasthouse Pub stand will be debuting at Nymeo Field down the rightfield line.
For more information about this year's events and promotional offerings, fans can click here. The 2017 season begins on Thursday, April 6 against the Carolina Mudcats at Nymeo Field.
Single game tickets go on sale on Friday, March 31, while ticket plans are currently available by calling 301-815-9900 or visiting frederickkeys.com.
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