Matt KempAs the 2014 season approaches, the Los Angeles Dodgers are beginning to prepare their fans for the new season with their second annual opening celebration.

According to the Dodgers official Twitter account, the 2014 FanFest date has been set and it’s rapidly approaching:

The event is held in the parking lots at Dodger Stadium and is free to the public. The times haven’t been announced on the Dodgers website yet. There will be plenty of booths set up from sponsors, the Dodgers and some with activities for children. Dodgers players, former and current, will be on hand to meet with the fans, take photographs and sign autographs, as well as participate in a Q&A on stage.

Players set to appear at FanFest include Carl Crawford, Paco Rodriguez, Dee Gordon, Hyun-Jin Ryu, Justin Sellers, Stephen Fife, Tim Fedrowicz, Matt Magill, Drew Butera and Scott Van Slyke. Don Mattingly, John Valentin and Tim Wallach are also expected to be in attendance. More players may be announced in the coming weeks before February 1.

February 1 will also be the first day that individual home game tickets will be sold. Tickets to all 81 home games will be open for sale, until they run out.

Last season, the Dodgers held the event for the first time and it was a success with thousands of fans on hand. Andre Ethier, Matt Kemp, Zack Greinke and Kenley Jansen were just some of the players that made an appearance in 2013. Vin Scully, Tommy Lasorda and Fernando Valenzuela were among the biggest names not currently on the team.

The Dodgers went on to win the NL West last season and advance to the NLCS before losing to the St. Louis Cardinals. The team is being pegged as one of the top contenders this season and will likely draw another huge crowd due the hype surrounding the 2014 team.

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Vince is currently the Associate Editor and Social Media Manager for Dodgers Nation. Hailing from San Pedro, CA and a student at Cal State Long Beach, Vince has previously written for the Daily 49er and LASF Magazine.

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