ABOUT BIG LEAGUE WEEKEND
H-E-B Big League Weekend is a two-game major league baseball exhibition at the iconic Alamodome. The participants in the 2014 edition of Big League Weekend were the state’s two MLB representatives, the Texas Rangers and Houston Astros. The gamed were played on Friday, March 28th and Saturday, March 29th, with the Astros winning both games, 6-5 and 13-6, respectively.
Turning the Alamodome into a baseball facility is no easy task. Ryan Sanders Baseball collaborated with AstroTurf last year to build a 133,000 square-foot custom field for the Alamodome floor. In addition to the turf, 300 cubic yards of dirt was brought in for the base around the infield. Custom dugouts, bullpens, netting and walls were also installed.
Other exciting changes were announced in regards to the field and overall fan experience, involving slight modifications for the second year. Bullpens, which were previously hidden in the two South End tunnels for 2013, were located down the first- and third-base lines. The entire field was moved slightly towards center field so that fans on the third-base line had a better view. Additional lighting was also installed by the Alamodome to brighten the corners of the field.
HALL OF FAME LUNCHEON
Guests were able to meet and mingle with some of the greatest Hall of Fame members of all time, including: Nolan Ryan, Lou Brock, and Gaylord Perry. In addition to these current MLB Hall of Famers, another almost certain “first ballot” Hall of Famer, Ivan “Pudge” Rodriguez.
As part of their ongoing efforts to provide community service outreach and support to area non-profits, Ryan Sanders Baseball and Big League Weekend have committed to being great corporate citizens. We are pleased to announce that proceeds from the Hall of Fame Luncheon totalling $2,500 will serve to benefit a cause that is near and dear to the hearts of San Antonians and baseball fans alike—helping The ALS Association Texas Chapter to provide programs and services to those suffering from Lou Gehrig’s Disease.
Sports Collectible Show
Another new element was the “Big League Weekend Sports Collectible Show,” hosted by Sports Collectibles of Houston. Located on the South End Club Level of the Alamodome, collectors and fans could buy and sell sports cards, autographs and memorabilia with dealers from all over the Southwest.
The show also offered free appraisals, so fans could find out what their old sports items are worth. Many one-of-a-kind collectibles—including items from Babe Ruth, Mickey Mantle and other sports legends—were on display.
Hall of Famers Lou Brock, Gaylord Perry and Fergie Jenkins were on hand to sign autographs, as well as almost certain first ballot Hall of Famer Ivan "Pudge" Rodriguez.
Saturday Postgame Show
Following Saturday afternoons game, fans were invited down to the playing field for a special post-game concert with Jack Ingram sponsored by H-E-B.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
When are the games?
2015 game dates will be announced this Fall.
How much are tickets?
Does my child need a ticket?
Children two and under will be admitted without a ticket, provided they sit on an adult's lap.
Where can I purchase tickets?
Once they go on sale, tickets for each game will be available online or in-person at the Alamodome box office Monday-Friday from 10am - 5pm.
Where can I purchase parking passes?
Once they are available, parking passes will be available online or in-person at the Alamodome box office Monday-Friday from 10am - 5pm.
How do I print my parking pass?
A hard copy of your parking pass will be mailed to the address you provided during the online order process. You can also take your order to a Ticketmaster outlet and they will print it there.
What dugout will each team have?
Are there suites available to rent?
Want to watch the games in style? Email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your suite today.
Is there a discount for large groups?
Group pricing is available for groups of 20 or more. To place your group order, email email@example.com.
What time do the parking lots open?
Is tailgating before the game allowed?
Tailgating is permitted in the Alamodome parking lots with a valid Big League Weekend parking pass. Lot B is the main tailgating lot. Vehicles without a Big League Weekend parking pass will not be allowed into the parking lot. A complete list of tailgating rules and regulations can be downloaded here.
What time do doors open?
Doors will open three hours before game time each day. Fans are encouraged to arrive early to watch batting practice, infield workouts and pre-game ceremonies.
Can I bring my camera to the games?
Video cameras and flash cameras are allowed in the Alamodome provided the cameras do not have professional lenses extending over five inches.
This event could not happen without great partners. For information on how your group or organization can become involved in Big League Weekend e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks to the following groups and organizations for their help and support:
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