Ready to rock out in Tempe with us this weekend? Keep reading for some important info and pro-tips to make the most out of your Innings Fest 2020!
BOX OFFICE + TICKETING 101
The Festival Box Office is located at the southeast corner of Mill Avenue and E Rio Salado Parkway and will be open during the following times:
- Friday, February 28: 12pm–8pm
- Saturday, February 29: 12pm–10pm
- Sunday, March 1st: 12pm–9:30pm
Please bring a valid photo ID in order to pick up your wristbands. If your wristband has been lost, stolen, or damaged, visit the Festival Box Office or Wristband Assistance Tent before entering the festival. There is a $20 wristband replacement fee.
Haven’t purchased your tickets yet? 2-Day and 1-Day GA, GA+, VIP, and Platinum Tickets are on sale now!
Wristband Activation + Cashless
Wristband activation ensures a smooth process when entering the festival each day and allows you to add emergency contact information to your wristband. All you need to do is enter your wristband ID number (located on the inside of your wristband) and contact info to activate!
You’ll also have the opportunity to register for Cashless – it’s the easy way for you to pay for food, drinks, merch and more with your wristband during the festival. Use your PayPal account to register for Cashless and you might be one of the first 15,000 PayPal users to receive a $5.00 credit applied to your festival wristband. Terms apply*.
Bag Search + Safety
Want to get into the fest as quickly as possible? Leave your bag AND liquids at home.
If you DO NOT have a bag, please enter through the No Bag Express Lane. If you DO have a bag, please enter through the Bag Lane and expect delays as bags are opened for inspection. Bags will be restricted to small purses, totes and drawstring bags only. Bag size may not exceed 14” x 11” x 5” (35cm x 28cm x 12cm), or 30 linear inches (75cm) in total, and must have no more than one singular pocket or opening. Backpacks and bags with multiple pockets are prohibited. Hydration packs are allowed but must be emptied of all liquid and have no more than two pockets in addition to the one holding the water reservoir. Please check the list of prohibited items in advance and dispose of any item that is not allowed inside the festival.
Do not leave your items unattended. Lockers & Mobile Charging Packs are available for 2-Day and 1-Day rentals, available near the main festival entrance. Click here to reserve your locker in advance to secure best available pricing.
The entrance also has a dedicated Accessibility Lane. If you have questions about Accessibility while on-site, please visit the main Guest Services/Access Center booth near the main entrance or email email@example.com.
Your safety is our top priority. Here are some helpful tips on how to prepare for the fest:
- Have Emergency Contact info on your person and your phone lock screen in case we need to know who to contact should you need assistance during the festival (PRO-TIP: Make sure to register your wristband where you will be asked to fill out an Emergency Contact).
- Remember to stay hydrated (visit our PATHWATER Hydration Stations for free, filtered, cool water) and eat regularly at one of the Food Vendors on site.
- Protect yourself from the sun – take breaks and find shade. Sunscreen lotion, hats, and sunglasses are key.
- Keep yourself and your belongings safe – be aware of your surroundings and keep an eye on your personal items at all times. Lockers are available for rent near the main entrance. Visit a Guest Services booth for Lost & Found and register your kids with Tag-A-Kid for a fast, reliable way to reunite them to you in the event you get separated.
- Bring a list of allergies and medications you take in case of medical emergency.
- Dress for the weather – we’re constantly monitoring the weather. Keep an eye on the radar before heading to the Park so you can dress accordingly (rain boots, ponchos, etc).
Innings Festival wants every fan to feel safe at the fest. We will not tolerate any harassment based on race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, disability, body size, appearance, age or national origin. If you feel like you’re being harassed, are the victim of nonconsensual touching, or otherwise feel unsafe, please report it to the nearest staff member or go to the Medical tent for help.
Download the Mobile App
From creating your own custom schedule to mapping out which stages are where – download The Official Innings Festival Mobile App for Android and iPhone and you’ll have everything you need to know right in the palm of your hand.
New this year: Head to the Curveballs section of our app to test your trivia knowledge on baseball, music, and more!
Also, remember to opt-in for Push Notifications to stay in the know about schedule changes, giveaways, festival updates and emergency information all weekend long!
New this year, fans will be able to connect to free wi-fi at Innings, powered by Cisco! Once you’re at the fest, connect to the “CISCO WI-FI” network to go online.
Getting to Innings
The entrance to the festival is located at N. Mill Ave and E. Rio Salado Parkway. There is no parking at Innings Festival, although there are downtown parking garages. We encourage fans to take other eco-friendly transportation, including public transportation, ride sharing, walking and biking.
Pick-Up & Drop-Off
Take a rideshare to and from the festival and enjoy a convenient pick-up and drop-off location at Ash Ave. between 3rd St. and Rio Salado Pkwy.
ADA Pick-up and Drop-Off is located at Ash Ave. between 3rd St. and Rio Salado Pkwy.
We also encourage fest-goers to use Valley Metro public transit.
Valley Metro Rail
Innings Festival attendees can use the Mill Ave/3rd St Valley Metro rail station to get to and from Tempe Beach Park. Use one of the 11 free park-and-rides to access rail stations in Phoenix, Tempe and Mesa. Overnight parking is not allowed at the park-and-rides. Visit https://www.valleymetro.org/park-and-ride for more information.
Valley Metro Bus
Valley Metro also offers bus service with stops adjacent to Tempe Beach Park. Route 48 serves Tempe Beach Park with the nearest stop at Ash Ave/Rio Salado Parkway. For route and schedule information, visit https://www.valleymetro.org/maps-schedules?tab=local-bus
We strongly encourage using Valley Metro’s bus lines and rail stations. They are equipped with accessible services. Visit www.valleymetro.org/system-accessibility to find out more about accessible services from Valley Metro.
Ample bike parking can be found just west of the main entrance off E. Rio Salado Pkwy. While you’re there, check in with Tempe Bicycle Action Group, which will be hosting a complimentary bike valet so you can get to Innings even quicker!
The Festival Map
HELP US GO GREEN
Help us go green and take care of the environment! This year we are significantly reducing single-use plastic at the event, and we’ve got three easy ways you can make a positive impact at the festival.
We’ll have appearances by Hall of Famers and Baseball legends each day at our Speed Pitch and Batting Cages! Baseball activities are free and open to guests during fest hours. Visit a team member at the Guest Services tent or Left Field to sign a waiver, get a wristband and get into the game! Catch appearances from Ryan Dempster, Jake Peavy, Bret Saberhagen and many more.
Hey Batter, batter! Come on down to the Batting Cages and try and knock one out of the park. Plus don’t miss appearances by some of MLB’s legendary players!
Strike a pose! Dive into the padding with a glove and ball in your favorite mid-air game saving catch pose.
Food at Innings
Enjoy local restaurants putting their spin on festival fare at the Innings Festival. Fan favorites such as Island Noodles, El Jefe Tacos and many more will be there to cure all your festival cravings.
Wear your memories with official Innings Festival merchandise! Stop by the Innings Store to see the full selection of lineup tees, headwear and accessories like patches, pins and stickers. Or decorate your space with a baseball-inspired pennant, a cozy throw blanket or the commemorative poster by Justin Helton. Shop early for the best selection!
Follow along with our official hashtag #InningsFest and on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to stay in the know!