OAKLAND — Saturday's annual A's FanFest is a sellout, the club announced Wednesday with over 20,000 fans expected to attend.
With the team using both the Coliseum and the adjacent Arena for the event, the total number of spectators is the highest it's been in recent memory.
About 20 current players and a handful of players from the 1974 and 1989 World Series championship teams are expected to be on hand during the event, which lasts from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Players scheduled to be at the event Yoenis Céspedes, Jesse Chavez, Ryan Cook, Coco Crisp, Josh Donaldson, Sean Doolittle, Chris Gimenez, Craig Gentry, Sonny Gray, John Jaso, Jim Johnson, Tommy Milone, Derek Norris, Eric O'Flaherty, Dan Otero, Jarrod Parker, Drew Pomeranz, Nick Punto, Eric Sogard, Dan Straily and Stephen Vogt.
Manager Bob Melvin and his entire coaching staff will be on hand, as will Vida Blue, Ray Fosse and Gene Tenace from the 1974 championship team and Dave Henderson and Tony Phillips from the 1989 Series winners.
The event includes free autograph sessions, tours of the A's clubhouse, coaching clinics, a sportscaster experience hosted by Comcast SportsNet, the day's presenting sponsor, player introductions and question and answer sessions.
Individual game tickets for the 2014 season and season ticket packages also will be on sale.