Batter up! Play Ball Park — an interactive festival — will be held at the Colorado Convention Center from Friday, July 9 through Tuesday, July 13 during the 2021 MLB All-Star Week in Denver. This is All-Star Week’s largest FREE fan event, according to the Colorado Rockies and Major League Baseball (MLB). It brings together baseball, softball, music, food, technology, shopping, fashion, mascots, legends of the game, former Olympians and fun activities.
Play Ball Park has something for every fan. There’s the MLB Gaming Zone, the World’s Largest Baseball, meet and greets with the Legends of the game and much more. The event will transform the streets of downtown outside the convention center into a wide-ranging, inclusive environment.
Inside, more than 400,000 square feet will host fans where they can try different aspects of the sport for the first time, more experienced players can develop and show off their skills and anyone in between can simply enjoy the many ways baseball is played.
Unlike the All-Star game itself, tickets for Play Ball Park are totally FREE (though you’ll still have to pay to park downtown or take the RTD). You can snag tickets at AllStarGame.com.
You must have a ticket to enter and entry is specified by day and time. You can choose the day and time that works best for you based on availability. Tickets will go fast, so for the best selection get yours now.
All tickets are digital and can be accessed through the free MLB Ballpark app.
Play Ball Park will be open:
Friday, July 9 — 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday, July 10 — 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sunday, July 11 — 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Monday, July 12 — 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Tuesday, July 13 — 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Each day at Play Ball Park also has its own unique theme and free fan giveaways:
Friday, July 9 is Kids Day — 3000 plastic bat & ball sets will be given away throughout the day.
Saturday, July 10 is Heritage Day — 3000 All-Star tote bags will be given away.
Sunday, July 11 is Draft Day — 3000 MLB Draft seat cushions will be given away.
Monday, July 12 is Global Appreciation Day — 3000 All-Star headbands will be given away.
Tuesday, July 13 is All-Star Tuesday — 3000 Blake Street Bombers posters will be given away.
Meet Baseball legends and Olympic medalists
Hall of Famers, Olympic Gold Medalists and former Colorado Rockies stars will make appearances at Play Ball Park where they will sign autographs and pose for photos with fans throughout the five-day event.
All-Star Ambassadors Vinny Castilla and Hall of Fame electee Larry Walker are among the 30+ special guests making appearances.
In addition there will be appearances by Hall of Famers such as Andre Dawson, Rollie Fingers, Fergie Jenkins, Juan Marichal and Tim Raines, Olympic Gold medalists Lisa Fernandez, Jennie Finch, Natasha Watley and other legends of the game.
All areas of Play Ball Park are completely FREE.
Those with a smartphone may want to download the MLB Ballpark app to access a FREE All-Star Experience Pass. You will use your smartphone’s camera to scan the QR Code at each location on the show floor. Every time you scan, you can track your progress by looking at your badges inside the Ballpark app.
Other All-Star Experience Pass perks include: automatic waiver registration, Legends Reservation System – the only way to grab an autograph, MLB All-Star Gaming Zone reservation and entry into a number of ticket sweepstakes.
Here are some 2021 Play Ball Park highlights:
All-Star Batting Practice
Practice like the pros and test your MLB All-Star swing in the batting cages. Blast Motion technology will automatically capture valuable swing metrics and 3D swing animation for every swing.
Visit the Clubhouse and feel like a Major Leaguer. See the official Nike game uniforms of the 2021 MLB All-Stars and join us for Q&A sessions with MLB Legends, former Olympians and Hall of Famers.
Step up to the pitcher’s mound and throw your fastest pitch. Some of the best in the game stop by to give you some tips. Baseball and softball fans are welcome.
Art of Baseball
Peruse some of the hottest artists from the MLB family and purchase officially MLB licensed baseball art.
Catch a Chevy
Take a ride in the latest Chevy as you learn more about the vehicles while getting a FREE ride to your All-Star event.
Field of Dreams
Participate in baseball and softball clinics hosted by the MLB All-Star Play Ball Park coaches. Special guest coaches include MLB legends and former Olympians. They will be on hand to teach you how improve your game. Field of Dreams is also the home of the daily MLB Mascot Home Run Derby competition!
First Base Autograph Stage
Meet MLB Legends, Hall of Fame members, former Olympians and obtain FREE autographs. Make a reservation with the All-Star Experience Pass.
Test out the same bats and gloves used by the All-Stars in the big game and purchase officially licensed MLB Franklin batting gloves.
Check out MLB The Show on the latest game consoles here.
Grand Slam Autograph Stage
Meet MLB Legends, Hall of Fame members, former Olympians and obtain free autographs. Make a reservation with the All-Star Experience Pass.
Home Clubhouse Autograph Stage
Get FREE autographs from your favorite MLB players. Make a reservation with the All-Star Experience Pass.
Home Run Derby
Here’s your chance to step up to the plate and hit a home run over the outfield wall Home Run Derby style.
Home Run Robber
Put on a Velcro suit and jump on a wall for a unique home run robbing photo op.
Get in on the team photo, give your best home team player pose.
Through a partnership with KultureCity, 2021 Play Ball Park will be sensory inclusive. A mobile sensory room will be located outdoors on Welton Street for fans to utilize if they need a break from the activities and surroundings. Sensory bags will also be available for fans.
Major League Baseball
Learn about the history of our great game including the Latino Hall of Fame members, what Team USA – Softball will take on this year and women in baseball. Get a glimpse of what MLB has been up to on the international front!
Minor League Baseball
Check out all Minor League baseball clubs New Era caps on the Minor League Cap Wall. Choose your favorite team logo as you view the massive Map Wall.
Fans join MLB Network “on set” as part of the MLB Network photo experience.
View a collection of the official awards and trophies of Major League Baseball including the Home Run Derby and Ted Williams All-Star Game MVP presented by Chevrolet. Follow the red carpet and take a photo with the World Series Trophy.
Experience the Chevy MVP Clubhouse, view the latest Chevy vehicles and participate in Youth Baseball activities.
National Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum
The history of America’s national pastime unfolds through an unforgettable collection of Hall of Fame artifacts and photographs from Cooperstown.
Fans can train like the pros in this high-energy footprint. Participate in the drills that keep players in the game. Sprint 100 feet and see what your speed is. Then move on to the cages for a swing analyzer experience.
PLAY BALL Diamond
Learn from coaches from USA Softball and Baseball. Local teams and fans can play and learn on this indoor diamond.
Younger fans (age 7 and under) can test their skills on a mini Diamond, tailgate toss, batting cages and throwing challenges. Participate in games to learn the fundamentals of baseball at our Rookie Leagues attraction. Stop by to take a photo with the MLB Club mascots, too.
Check out the custom kicks from the players around the league.
The Negro Leagues
Pay tribute to some of the game’s finest and most noble players from the Negro Leagues, including the great Jackie Robinson, Buck O’Neil, Satchel Paige and many more.
Participate in various activities throughout the event including: purchase of official MLB trading cards with special edition gift with purchase cards, fun games and prizes including pack wars, the trading card wall, digital apps and more.
World’s Largest Baseball
Come take a photo with the World’s Largest Baseball signed by Ted Williams, Hank Aaron, Derek Jeter, Yogi Berra, Willie Mays and others. This baseball is officially recorded in the Guinness Book of World Records.
All-Star Week 2021 events include:
All-Star 5K — July 10
All-Star Sunday featuring All-Star Futures Game — July 11
All-Star Celebrity Softball Game — July 11
All-Star Workout Day featuring Home Run Derby — July 12
91st MLB All-Star Game at Coors Field — July 13