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Mexican Baseball Fiesta returns to Tucson

Free tickets at mobile pop-up clinic for those receiving first COVID-19 shots

The 10th annual Mexican Baseball Fiesta returns to Tucson Sept. 30 at the Kino Sports Complex, with weekend festivities including double-header games - with teams from the Mexican Pacific League and the University of Arizona Wildcats - and live entertainment.

 Double-header game tickets are available online and at the Kino Box Office, 2500 E. Ajo Way.

The fiesta features four professional teams from the Mexican Pacific League - Naranjeros de Hermosillo, Yaquis de Obregon, Aguilas de Mexicali, and Mayos de Navojoa, and the University of Arizona Wildcats.

“The Vamos A Tucson Mexican Baseball Fiesta has become one of the top entertainment/baseball events on the Tucson calendar,” said Mike Feder, President of the Mexican Baseball Fiesta. “We believe the Fiesta is the largest Hispanic sporting event in Tucson every year. The MBF has also had a significant economic impact in Pima County.”

In addition to baseball, there will also be food, live entertainment, and music, with the band La Brissa performing after the doubleheader on Friday, Oct. 1.

Doubleheaders will be featured on each of the four days of the event. The University of Arizona Wildcats will play in the second game of the doubleheader on Oct. 3 to begin its fall schedule under new coach Chip Hale.

“This game is a great opportunity for our program to connect with the Tucson community while also competing at the highest level,” said Hale. “Playing against a quality opponent in Obregon will give us a great early evaluation of our roster and present our freshman class with their first taste of performing in front of a large, engaged crowd.”

In conjunction with the Pima County Health Department, a mobile COVID-19 vaccination clinic will be held during the event, and anyone receiving their vaccine will receive two vouchers for general admission tickets which can be redeemed on the same day.

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The free vaccinations will take place outside the Kino Stadium ticket office and the clinic will be open from 6 - 8 p.m. on Thursday - Saturday, Sept. 30 - Oct. 2. Vaccinations will be offered from 3:30 - 6 p.m. before the Wildcats play on Sunday, Oct. 3.The Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson vaccines will be available. People can also receive their second vaccination, but free vouchers are only for those receiving their first vaccine.

"The Kino Sports Complex is happy to continue to support the County's vaccination efforts and meet people where they are at," said Kino Sports Complex Director Reenie Ochoa. "We hope people will take up this offer for free tickets and get vaccinated to help protect the community."

Face masks will be required at all indoor spaces such as restrooms, suites, elevators, and gift shop.

During the fiesta, 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”. All bags are subject to inspection.

Ticket prices are $15 for box seats, $10 for adult general admission, $10 for children 6-16, and $6 for seniors 55+, military and college students, with I.D. Two days prior to game day, ticket prices will increase by $5.

Parking is $5 per vehicle on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, with free parking on Sunday. Stadium gates will open one hour before the first game.

For more information about the clear bag policy or to discuss special accommodations, call Kino Sports Complex at (520) 724-5466.

Schedule of games

Thursday, September 30

  • Obregon vs. Mexicali, 5:05 p.m.
  • Hermosillo vs. Navojoa, follows first game

Friday, October 1

  • Obregon vs Navojoa, 5:05 p.m.
  • Hermosillo vs Mexicali, follows first game
  • La Brissa performs following second game

Saturday, October 2

  • Mexicali vs. Navojoa, 5:05 p.m.
  • Hermosillo vs. Obregon, follows first game

Sunday, October 3

  • Mexicali vs. Navojoa, 2:30 p.m.
  • Obregon vs. Arizona Wildcats, follows first game
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