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Fan Fest Kicks off Hillcats 2019 Season on April 6

March 15, 2019 - Carolina League (CarL) - Lynchburg Hillcats News Release

Lynchburg, Va. - The Lynchburg Hillcats will host Fan Fest at City Stadium on Saturday, April 6 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event is FREE to the public and will allow fans to participate in a wide variety of activities and entertainment throughout the day.

Fans will be able to take batting practice on the field (weather permitting), taste test new concession items, enjoy live music, a behind-the-scenes stadium tour and much more. Upon entry to the ballpark, all fans will receive a coupon for one FREE hot dog at the first base concession stand.

The 14th annual media home run derby will take place shortly after gates open. The derby features on-air TV and radio personalities from the greater Lynchburg area. Last year, Dave Walls of WSET-TV ABC 13 was crowned champion for the first time after blasting eight home runs.

The Hillcats will be hosting a garage sale outside the souvenir store with discounted merchandise. Fans will also have the opportunity to explore parts of the stadium normally off limits to the public, including the home and visiting clubhouses. City Stadium tours will begin around noon.

During Fan Fest, the Tap Room will be open where fans can purchase beer and enjoy flat screen TVs. The Kids Zone will also be open and youth's attending Fan Fest will enjoy several inflatables set up on the concourse, as well as Southpaw shenanigans.

Fans interested in participating in the Hillcat for a Day program, which will take place the morning of April 6 before Fan Fest, are encouraged to contact the Hillcats Ticket Office for more information.

Season ticket, group packages and mini plans for all 70 of the Hillcats 2019 home games are on sale now. Fans interested in purchasing tickets for the 2019 season can reach out by phone at 434-528-1144 or stop by the City Stadium offices.

The Lynchburg Hillcats are the Advanced-A affiliate of the Cleveland Indians. The Hillcats are eight-time Carolina League Champions, having most recently won the Mills Cup Championship in 2017. The Hillcats play their home games at City Stadium, which has been home to Minor League Baseball in Lynchburg since 1963. For more information about the Lynchburg Hillcats, please contact Max Gun at

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