SF Giants Fans Show Up In Droves For FanFest

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – Even though it is early February, AT&T Park was packed with San Francisco Giants fans on Saturday for the 19th annual Giants FanFest.

PHOTOS: Giants FanFest 2012

The free event, sponsored by KNBR, allows fans an up close experience with players and coaches.

Some fans went so far as to line up outside the ballpark overnight, to make sure they would get in. Autograph tents were set up on the field for fans to get signatures from their favorite players.

KCBS’ Anna Duckworth Reports:

“Crawford, Belt and Javier Lopez. So it was a lot of fun,” said one excited fan who got all of those autographs.

FanFest normally draws 20,000 people, but that number doubled last year after the Giants won the World Series in 2010. Carlo Alvarado said things seemed a lot less overwhelming this year.

“I thought this year, they did a really good job of crowd control and getting people filed in,” he said. “Being able to come to the park and walk around without it being a game day is a nice option.”

Alvarado spent hours in line outside of the park to buy tickets for 2012 regular season games, with individual game tickets going on sale at 8 a.m.

Along with the autograph booths, players and coaches also took part in question-and-answer sessions throughout the day.

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