The College World Series fan fest and opening ceremony kicks off Friday, but KMTV can't wait until then. We got a sneak peak Thursday at the happenings behind the scenes.
With the scorching sun and hot days here to stay, the new change of a bungalow might be something the uber fan faint of heat would prefer to tail gate in.
Game Day productions out of Atlanta has brought up three bungalow style tiny houses for 2500 a session tailgating. The homes, complete with astroturf, two patios, and four televisions (with one in the bathroom) are air conditioned and fit twelve people.
The larger than life new highlight includes a family area run by MECA, full of food trucks, and a ferris wheel. The "giant Wheel" has been to Cochella and South by Southwest. Now for 5 bucks a pop, you can ride
We got a special ride with owner Mike Doolan. As we began to climb, you can't help but take a beat, enjoy the ride, and take in the awesome views.
"It's a very smooth relaxing ride, and yyou're looking at the stadium one minute, the skyline the next, and what's happening on the ground the next revolution around," Doolan said.
Fan fest returns this year with tons of options, autograph, and baseball skills sessions.
CWS FAN FEST ACTIVATION SUMMARIES
Check out the Capital One Cup Fan Zone to play awesome games and win one-of-a-kind prizes. Knock it out of the park at Home Run Derby, place your face on ESPN the Magazine or show your school pride with airbrushed tattoos at our Spray Fan Station. The more games you play, the greater chance to top the leader board and of course win more prizes! Dave Winfield will also be stopping by the Capital One Cup Fan Zone for an autograph session and a youth clinic. All this and more brought to you by Capital One, the official bank and credit card of the NCAA.
Come check out the AT&T Fan Zone to design and print a digital poster, star in your own stop motion player card and post to social using #CWS & @att to claim awesome prizes! While you're there, charge up all of your devices and meet MLB legends! AT&T, Proud Partner of the NCAA
Coca-Cola wants you to enjoy everything about the NCAA Men's College World Series. Come stop by the Coca-Cola Championship Experience for an ice-cold Coca-Cola, Diet Coke, Coke Zero, or Coke Life. Strike your championship pose at our photo booth and win a prize at our interactive game!
Stop by the Allstate Good Hands Fan Zone to register for a chance to win a one of a kind 2016 NCAA Men's College World Series helmet and personalized bat and glove. While there, become a part of the action with Allstate's 3D photo op and make sure to share your photo using #GoodHandsFans.
Buffalo Wild Wings:
Buffalo Wild Wings is giving baseball fans the ultimate hangout - a spot to relax, recharge and watch their favorite teams in action. This area includes a large bar with multiple flat-screen TVs featuring CWS coverage and branded content. Stop by the Buffalo Wild Wings area for your chance to take your photo with the official NCAA College World Series Championship Trophy, compete in the Blazin' Challenge run every 30 minutes and play baseball related games!
NCAA Authentic Team Store:
Stop into the NCAA Authentic Team Store tent and choose from a wide variety of product to commemorate your trip to the 2016 Men's College World Series.
Want the perfect treat before the game? Stop by the REESE'S® Fan Zone at the College World Series Fan Fest to sample a perfectly chilled REESE'S® Peanut Butter Cup, get a photo with the REESE'S® product character, and win fun REESE'S® prizing!
Responsibility Has Its Rewards. TEAM Coalition and the NCAA ask all Men's College World Series fans to pledge never to drive drunk and always to have a designated driver. Those who pledge will receive a souvenir photo and a chance to win tickets to the following day's games.
Go to College World Series Fan Fest to see a LIVE radio show on SiriusXM College Sports Nation!