MLB FOODFEST PRESENTED BY BUDWEISER
GOES COAST TO COAST & ACROSS THE POND IN 2019
Much Anticipated Event Opens in Los Angeles the Weekend of April 26;
Heads to New York and London in the Second Half of the Season
Major League Baseball today announced the return and expansion of one of the league’s most successful new events, MLB FoodFest Presented by Budweiser. After selling out its tasteful debut in New York during the spring of 2018 in 48 hours, MLB has expanded FoodFest to three locations across the globe in 2019: Los Angeles, New York and London.
The new edition of MLB FoodFest descends on downtown Los Angeles from Friday, April 26 – Sunday, April 28 at Magic Box. New York and London will host the much anticipated event in the second half of the season, with more details to be announced in the coming months. Like last year, all 30 Clubs designated one concession item to represent them with this year’s menu ranging from ballpark classics to stadium-exclusive fan favorites and original menu items debuting in their ballpark this season.
Returning from the inaugural MLB FoodFest are six fan favorites, including the Mariners Toasted Grasshoppers and the D-Backs Churro Dogs. In addition to the 30 Club food selections, one unique item from each of this season’s international event host cities will also be available. That includes the Fish and Chips with Mushy Peas from London, the Sultanes de Monterrey “Monster Dog” from Monterrey, Mexico, and the Japanese Curry from Tokyo.
Tickets for FoodFest in Los Angeles go on sale at MLB.com/FoodFest on April 2 at 9 a.m. PT with an exclusive presale for Mastercard cardholders. The Mastercard presale is a limited 24-hour opportunity to purchase tickets to FoodFest before the public opportunity takes place beginning April 3 at 9 a.m. PT. Tickets can only be secured online prior to arrival at the venue. Anyone purchasing and using a ticket that includes alcohol must be 21 years of age or older. Please drink responsibly. The special event is open from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Sunday. Each ticket grants access to the space for a designated two-hour block.
Ticket levels for this year’s event include:
● Standard Ticket – 8 different food items ($45) + 3 beers ($60)
● MVP Ticket – 33 different food items ($75) + 3 beers ($90)
Each ticket includes half-size servings of the portions you can find in ballparks across the country, while soft drinks and water are complimentary.
As the first-ever presenting sponsor of MLB FoodFest, Budweiser will have a Brewmaster and custom beer bar on-site for attendees 21 years of age or older. Anheuser-Busch will also provide a recommended food & beer pairing for each of the 33 ballpark items. Additionally, for interested fans of age, the Brewmaster can describe the brewing process and introduce the new Budweiser Innovation Discovery Reserve, an American Red Lager celebrating the 50th anniversary of the moon landing.
Also new for 2019 is an MLB FoodFest merchandise shop which will retail limited edition caps, shirts and collectibles on-site at each event. For tickets and more information on the event, visit MLB.com/FoodFest and follow #MLBFoodFest on social media.
Everything you ever wanted to know about MLB FoodFest, all in one place.
Q: What time do I need to arrive for my time slot?
A: We recommend arriving 10 minutes before your time slot start time, to allow for checking-in and to ensure you get to experience the event for the maximum amount of time.
Q: Can I purchase tickets when I’m there?
A: If the event or time slot is sold out, you cannot purchase tickets at the venue. You can check MLB.COM/FOODFEST to see ticket availability.
Q: What is the age limit?
A: There is no age limit to attend the event; however the alcohol can only be purchased by guests aged 21 and over.
Q: What does my ticket package include at the event?
A: With your ticket purchase, you receive two hours of your prepaid volume of food (and beer if applicable) samples from MLB ballparks across the country (plus three from our international sites!). Your two hours begin at the time on your ticket, not on your arrival, so please pay attention to your ticketed time slot.
There are four different ticket options:
- 8 food items, no alcoholic beverages
- 8 food items with 3 beers
- Up to 33 food items, no alcoholic beverages
- Up to 33 food items, 3 beers
Q: How long can I be at the FoodFest?
A: Out of respect for our other guests, we ask that you remain in the venue only during your ticketed time slot.
Q: What kinds of food are being served?
A: This is not your average ballpark food. While we keep some of the fan-favorites, each ballpark has picked an item they feel shows off the level of culinary experience you receive at their stadium. This includes sandwiches, nachos, burgers, chicken, fries, and more, all in a way you haven’t seen before. Each sample is about half the size of what you would receive in a ballpark.
Q: What if I have food allergies or restrictions?
A: All food will be prepared in the same kitchen which means all dishes may contain dairy, nuts, gluten, etc. Please ask the staff whether or not certain allergens are in the dishes you are looking to eat, and also consult the menu at each stand. Due to the nature of the event, there are no vegetarian, gluten-free or vegan options.
Q: What happens if my ticket is for 11:00 AM, but I arrive at 11:30 AM?
A: You are welcome to arrive when you would like; however, we are only able to serve you within your ticketed time frame. If you arrive at 11:30 AM, you will still only receive samples between the hours of 11 AM and 1 PM.
Q: Where is the venue?
A: MLB FoodFest is at Magic Box at THE REEF, located at 1933 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA.
Q: Is there parking available?
A: Parking is available. You can purchase a parking pass in advance via the normal FoodFest online ticket purchase flow ($20), or purchase on site day-of the event, but space is not guaranteed.
Q: Can I bring a friend or my child?
A: Absolutely! However, we recommend that everyone in your party purchases a ticket in advance of the event. We cannot guarantee that there will be any walk-up ticket availability. All attendees must have a ticket, including children. Youngsters under 24 inches can enter for free.
Q: Can I get a refund?
A: There will be no refunds for this event. We will go on rain or shine.
Q: Is there a dress code?
A: Nope! You are welcome to come as you please. We do ask that you keep all clothing appropriate for families in attendance.
Q: Is the event outside?
A: FoodFest is completely indoors.
Q: What if I have a question about my ticket purchase?
A: Email FOODFESTHELP@MLB.COM
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