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Cleveland Guardians to host 'Guards Fest' at Huntington Convention Center in January

The annual fan event returns after begin canceled the last two years due to COVID-19. It also marks the first time the team's new nickname will be used.

CLEVELAND — Cleveland baseball's ultimate preseason party is back.

The Guardians on Wednesday announced the return of the annual "Guards Fest" fan event to the Huntington Convention Center downtown. Previously known as "Tribe Fest," the gathering will officially debut on Jan. 21, 2023 with its new name after being canceled the last two years due to COVID-19 concerns.

Those in attendance will have plenty to celebrate after the Guardians took home the American League Central Division championship in 2022. As has always been the case, Guards Fest will feature appearances from current and former players, autograph sessions, photo opportunities, baseball activities for kids, and so much more.

Passes for season ticket holders are on sale now, with admission costing $5 per person with autograph session guarantees also available for an extra price. The same deal will be available to the general public starting this Friday, although base tickets will cost $15 per person.

During Guards Fest, only season ticket holders will be allowed in from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., while everyone with passes can attend from 1:30-6:30 p.m. So far, manager Terry Francona, All-Star second baseman Andrés Giménez, and Gold Glove left fielder Steven Kwan are among those confirmed to be making appearances, and that list is expected to grow as the day of the actual event approaches.

For more information or to purchase tickers, head to CLEGuardians.com/GuardsFest.

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