Baseball returns to Tucson with a 'Fiesta' flair

Published: Oct. 2, 2014 at 11:23 AM MST|Updated: Oct. 16, 2014 at 11:23 AM MST
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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - The very popular Mexican baseball teams are back in Tucson, and they will be playing their first game this evening.

Crowds, attracted to these baseball games, make a big impact on the city's economy. This is certainly an exciting time for baseball fans here in Southern Arizona and in Mexico.

Right now it might be quiet outside the Kino Stadium on Tucson's south side, but this evening will be a different story. Beginning at 5:30 p.m. the stadium will be rocking for Vamos a Tucson Baseball Fiesta.

There will be four of the top teams from the Mexican winter league visiting Tucson for baseball, plus some young players from the LA Dodgers and Kansas City Royals Future Stars teams.

Not only will there be baseball, there will be bands after the games.  Most people would describe the atmosphere of these games as being like a party and that party begins tonight with 'Thirsty Thursday'.

Ticket prices range from $15 to $6, with children under the age of six getting in for free.

Dates and times for the Fiesta:

Thursday October 2 - start 5:30 p.m. -

Culiacan vs. Kansas City Future Stars; Hermosillo vs. Dodgers Future Stars

Friday October 3 - start 5:30 p.m. -

Dodgers Future Stars vs. Obregon; Hermosillo vs. Navojoa (rematch of LMP Finals)

Saturday October 4 - start 5:30 p.m. -

Culiacan vs. Navojoa; Hermosillo vs. Obregon

Sunday October 5 - start 4 p.m. -

Obregon vs. Navojoa; Hermosillo vs. Culiacan

Information on the Mexican Baseball Fiesta, LLC is available at

on Facebook at Mexican Baseball Fiesta; on Twitter at @MexBaseballFsta in English, @MexBeisbolFsta in Spanish.

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