Gary SouthShore RailCats BaseballGARY, IN. 1-7-2011 – The Gary SouthShore RailCats third annual Fan Fest is right around the corner and this one-of-a-kind minor league event will once again be held at the Radisson Hotel in Merrillville, Ind. on February 5 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The largest celebration of minor league baseball in the Midwest, Fan Fest has brought more than 1,000 fans of RailCats baseball together the last two winters, and this year’s Fan Fest will be extra special with the unveiling of the RailCats 10th Anniversary Team highlighting the day-long event. Featuring ballpark-style games, appearances from dozens of RailCats coaches, players and administrators, autograph signings, question-and-answer sessions with team decision-makers and more, Fan Fest brings the Fun, Affordable, Family Entertainment of RailCats baseball to fans during the winter.

General admission tickets are available for $15 ($20 at the door), with kids 12 and under and season ticket holders able to buy tickets for just $10.  Every Fan Fest ticket includes an all-day pass to the event, a ticket to the RailCats 2011 Opening Day game on Friday, May 20 at 7:10 p.m. against the archrival Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks and a Fan Fest poster.  The first 500 adults and first 300 kids through the door will also receive a commemorative t-shit. In addition, the RailCats will have at least a dozen former players and coaches in attendance so be sure to check out over the coming weeks as they are announced.

Don’t wait until February 5 as Fan Fest tickets can be purchased anytime by visiting and checking out the online merchandise store. Tickets are also available during regular business hours by calling the RailCats at 219.882.2255 or stopping by U. S. Steel Yard.

The Radisson Hotel is located at the intersection of I-65 and US-30 in Merrillville and is adjacent to the Star Plaza Theater, The Region’s foremost indoor entertainment venue.  For more information on the Radisson Hotel at Star Plaza, visit

The RailCats open up their first season as members of the American Association of Independent Professional Baseball on the road on May 12 in Grand Prairie and at beautiful U. S. Steel Yard on Friday, May 20 at 7:10 p.m. against the rival Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks. Season tickets and flex plans for the 2011 season are available now by visiting, calling the RailCats at 219.882.2255 or by visiting the RailCats offices located at U. S. Steel Yard.

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