H-E-B Big League Weekend Fan Fest returns to the North Plaza!
The H-E-B Big League Weekend Fan Fest returns to the North Plaza of the Alamodome in 2017. Join us before Friday afternoon and Saturday morning for games, great live music, family activities and other fun. The first 10,000 fans to visit the H-E-B Big League Weekend Fan Fest will receive a Nolan Ryan baseball card set!
The Nathan's Famous International Hot Dog Eating Contest also returns in 2017! Several of the region's best eaters will go head-to-head Saturday morning for the chance at qualifying for the Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest on Coney Island in New York.
Ultra PRO Sports Collectible Show returns to
Bigger and better than ever, the Ultra PRO Sports Collectible Show returns to the Alamodome as part of H-E-B Big League Weekend. Baseball card giveaways, unique autograph and photo opportunities and one-of-a-kind memorabilia highlight the third-year event. See below for everything you need to know. Free for all fans, the Ultra PRO Sports Collectible Show is located on the South Club Level of the Alamodome and will run from 4:00 on Friday and 11:00 a.m. on Saturday until the end of each game.
Houston Astros great José Cruz on hand to sign autographs
This year's Ultra PRO Sports Collectible Show will feature former Houston Astros great José Cruz. The outfielder will appear before both games of H-E-B Big League Weekend, signing autographs beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Friday and noon on Saturday. Cruz spent 19 seasons in the majors, including 14 with the Astros. He was named a National League All-Star in 1980 and 1985 while collecting back-to-back Silver Slugger Awards in 1983 and 1984. Cruz's legendary #25 was retired by the Astros in 1992.
Internet sensation Domingo Ayala joins
Host of the wildly popular Domingo Béisbol program, Domingo Ayala, will appear at H-E-B Big League Weekend during game one on Friday, March 17. The internet sensation will be available for photos and autographs during the Ultra PRO Sports Collectible Show before heading to the field to join the Texas Rangers and Cleveland Indians for batting practice. With over 400,000 followers on social media, Domingo uses silly baseball antics that allow people to laugh at themselves while reminding us all that baseball is just a game.
Commemorative H-E-B Big League Weekend baseball card giveaway
Thanks to Ultra PRO and Topps, the first 2,500 fans to visit the Ultra PRO Sports Collectible Show each day will receive a commemorative H-E-B Big League Weekend baseball card in a special protective card holder along with a pack of Topps baseball cards and Ultra PRO collecting supplies.
Get up close and personal with American League Championship Trophies
Fans attending the Ultra PRO Sports Collectible Show can get a first-hand look at the Texas Rangers' 2010 and 2011 American League Championship trophies, as well as the Cleveland Indians' 2016 editon of the award. The show will also feature vintage items on display, including a rare 1930s Babe Ruth baseball, authentic signed photos, jerseys, bats, baseballs and thousands of baseball cards ranging from 1950s Mickey Mantle to brand new 2017 Topps cards.