For those who are interested in purchasing a ticket to the 2016 Major League Baseball All-Star Game without having to go through a reseller or purchasing San Diego Padres season tickets first, you must first register for the All-Star Week Ticket Opportunity, which is a drawing that determines who will get a chance to purchase an All-Star ticket strip. Each ticket strip includes:
- One ticket for All-Star Sunday (Futures Game and Legends & Celebrities Softball Game) on Sunday, July 10
- One ticket for All-Star Workout Day, which includes the Home Run Derby, on Monday, July 11
- One ticket for the All-Star Game on Tuesday, July 12
- Two tickets for the All-Star FanFest, held at the San Diego Convention Center Friday, July 8 through Tuesday the 12th
- One All-Star Game program
The deadline to register for the drawing is tomorrow, April 20, at 5:00 p.m. Eastern time. According to MLB, the drawing is tentatively scheduled for Monday, April 25th, with winners being notified later in the week (on or about the 28th). For those who are eligible or have been selected for the opportunity to purchase ticket strips, the sale of those strips is tentatively planned to occur on or about Friday, May 6.
The registration form is available on the MLB website, where individual tickets for the FanFest and All-Star Sunday are already on sale. In addition, discounts for FanFest tickets are available on Tuesdays and Fridays; details are available on the MLB FanFest ticket page.