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  • Baseball, beer and fun at Kino Sports Complex Sept. 30-Oct.2

    Sep 28, 2016 | Read More News
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    mexican baseballKino Sports Complex will have an eventful weekend Sept. 30 – Oct. 2 with the return of the Mexican Baseball Fiesta, the 30th Annual Beer Festival, Pima College baseball and the 2016 Perfect Game baseball tournament. Visitors should prepare for traffic congestion along Ajo Way, between Kino Parkway and Country Club Road, particularly on Saturday, Oct. 1 when all four events will overlap. 

    The 2016 Mexican Baseball Fiesta gets underway at Kino Veterans Memorial Stadium Sept. 29 – Oct. 2 with five professional teams of the Mexican Pacific League. The participating teams in this year’s fiesta include the Naranjeros de Hermosillo, Yaquis de Obregón, Águilas de Mexicali, Tomateros de Culiacán, and Cañeros de Los Mochis

    The Fiesta includes doubleheader games each night. General admission tickets cost $9 for adults and $6 for children between the ages of 6-16. Box seats cost $15. Free parking at the Kino Stadium parking lot.

    tomateros de culiacánEvent organizers anticipate Saturday’s games, specifically the second one between Hermosillo vs. Obregón, will draw a crowd of approximately 5,000 fans. For more information about this event, including game schedule and tickets, visit the Mexican Baseball Fiesta website.

    Pima College Baseball will play two back-to-back scrimmage games against Cochise College on Sept. 30 and a second set of games on Oct. 1 against South Mountain Community College. The teams will play all games in field S9 at the Kino South Complex, located toward the back end of the Kino Stadium parking lot. The first set of games start at 11 a.m. and the second at 1 p.m. 

    Perfect Game, an organization dedicated to promoting the game of baseball, will hold its PGBA Four Corners Championship baseball tournament at the Kino South Complex Sept. 30 – Oct. 2. The tournament brings together kids from divisions 13U, 14U, 16U and to 18U to compete in a friendly environment. This is the first time this organization will hold an event in Tucson. 

    Games will take place at the Kino South Complex in baseball fields S4-S8 from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday and from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday. On Sunday, the teams will play in fields S4-S9 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Visitors can park in the Kino Veterans Memorial Stadium parking lot.

    BeerThe 30th Annual Great Tucson Beer Festival, presented by Sun Sounds, returns to the Kino North Complex Oct. 1 from 4:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. The festival includes 65 participating brewers, free food samples from various local eateries, musical entertainment from three bands, a guacamole-making contest, and more. Ticket holders, except those who purchase a designated driver admission, will have the opportunity to sample up to 24 beers. VIP admission starts at 4:30 p.m. and general admission at 6 p.m. 

    The Beer Festival draws a crowd of up to 6,000 people each year. The Kino North Complex will offer some event parking, however, once parking reaches max capacity staff will direct guests to the Kino Veterans Memorial Stadium parking lot located in the South Campus. To get across, guests can take one of four running shuttles or use the pedestrian bridge over Ajo Way. 

    Tickets on sale online and at various breweries and Food City stores throughout town. General admission tickets cost $45 in advance or $50 at the gate. VIP tickets cost $90 in advance or $100 at the gate. See Sun Sounds website for a complete list of ticket locations and more event details. 

    During these events, Kino Sports Complex will enforce its clear bag policy. Approved items include diaper bags, one-gallon freezer bags, clutch purses no larger than 4.5” x 5” and clear tote bags no larger than 12”x 6”x 12”. Stadium staff will check all bags upon entry. For more information about the clear bag policy or to discuss special accommodations, call Kino Sports Complex at (520) 724-5466.

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