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October 1, 2019

MLB4 Tournament

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WHEN
February 14-17, 2020

WHERE
Salt River Fields
Scottsdale, Arizona

WHAT
The MLB4 Tournament is coming back for 2020 as the season opening series set to showcase some of the top baseball program’s in the country! In its second year, the MLB4 Tournament will feature Vanderbilt, Michigan, Connecticut and California Polytechnic. A family-owned business based out of Nashville (TN), Simply A Fan is targeting fans of the Vandy Boys as they open the season to defend their 2019 NCAA Championship! They will play three games, one against each of the teams including a championship series re-match against Michigan. 

TRIP SUMMARY
This four day, three night trip not only includes games to the entire MLB4 Tournament, but also will include visits to nearby MLB spring training facilities as pitchers and catchers will have already reported. These visits will be worked around the Vanderbilt games in the mornings and afternoons. They will be intentionally targeted to visit the spring training complexes of Vanderbilt alumni who are currently in the big leagues including the Dodgers (Buehler), White Sox (Fulmer), Reds (Gray), Rangers (Minor), Giants (Yastrzemski) and more. 

Adventures with Simply A Fan are designed to take all of the hassle of logistics off you the fan and creating opportunities for you to enjoy your trip in fellowship and community with others. We act as the travel agent and tour guide, from all of the pre-trip logistics (flights, hotel, ground transportation, game tickets, daily itinerary) to executing the trip itself.  

TRIP SCHEDULE
Friday, February 14th
6 a.m. – Southwest #2202, depart Nashville,  (or your city of choice)
9:00 – arrive Phoenix
10:30 – visit a MLB Spring Training Complex
TBD – Vandy Boys Game 1, MLB4 Tournament

Saturday, February 15th
TBD – Vandy Boys Game 2, MLB4 Tournament
TBD – visit a MLB Spring Training Complex

Sunday, February 16th
TBD – Vandy Boys Game 3, MLB4 Tournament
TBD – visits a MLB Spring Training Complex

Monday, February 17th
10 a.m. – visit a MLB Spring Training Complex
4:30 p.m. – arrive Phoenix airport
6:50 – Southwest #932, depart Phoenix
10:55 – arrive Nashville (or your city of choice)

ACCOMMODATIONS
Hampton Inn & Suites Phoenix / Tempe
Trip Advisor rated #4 of 53 hotels in Tempe (679 reviews)

PACKAGE COST & DETAILS
Full package price range:  $1,030 per person and includes the following:
• Southwest Airlines non-stop roundtrip flight from Nashville to Phoenix
3 nights hotel at the Hampton Inn & Suites Phoenix / Tempe at a double occupancy rate.
• ground transportation throughout the trip
a ticket package to the entire MLB4 Tournament that includes all six games between the four teams
multiple visits to MLB Spring Training sites
a tour guide for your detailed trip itinerary
Simply A Fan lanyard
an unforgettable baseball adventure!

BUDGET VARIABLES
A minimum 10 people are necessary for this trip to confirm, but as of October 2019, that does not look to be a problem based on the interest thus far!

Airfare variable. Airfare is secured Southwest Groups from Nashville to Phoenix. If you are flying in from a different city, Simply A Fan will arrange your flights and adjust your cost accordingly if necessary. You are welcome to use your airline points or rewards if you’d like and we will subtract that cost from your trip. 

Hotel variable. Cost is based on hotel double occupancy. If you would like single, triple or quadruple occupancy rate, please contact markjent@simplyafan.com for adjusted rate. 

A la carte variable. The first priority for Simply A Fan is to sell the full trip package to 10 people. Once that goal is reached if you would like to join us, but do not require the full trip package, a la carte options are available for any thing you see listed – hotels, flights, tickets, etc…

SECURE YOUR SPOT
To secure your spot you need to complete two steps.
(1) Register. Click on the red “Register” button at the top or bottom of this page to complete your trip registration.
(2) Deposit. On your registration you will be prompted to pay a $100 deposit by card or to be invoiced.

You will be invoiced your balance on December 15th that is due within 14 days of receipt. Deposits and payments are non-refundable, unless the trip does not make. If you have questions, please email Simply A Fan’s chief trip planner, Mark Jent, at markjent@simplyafan.com.

SPECIAL NOTE
Simply A Fan, LLC is a family-owned, Nashville-based company and is neither affiliated, nor endorsed by, Vanderbilt University, Vanderbilt Athletics, the NCAA, the MLB4 Tournament or Salt River Fields at Talking Stick. 


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is Simply A Fan?
Simply A Fan is a Nashville-based, family-owned sports travel and adventure company that organizes sporting trips to ballparks, stadiums and arenas across the country. We act as both the travel agent and the tour guide!

In 2018 we organized 11 trips and mobilized 185 people. In 2019 we are on track to organize 12-15 trips and mobilize nearly 350 people.

How can I support and follow Simply A Fan?
There are tangible ways you can simply get aboard this grand adventure.
(1) Subscribe to the mailing list where you will receive periodic emails full of baseball stories and upcoming trips. To subscribe, click here. If our baseball spam ever becomes too much, you can always unsubscribe! 
(2) Follow Simply A Fan on social media – Facebook, Instagram, Twitter.

When will we know if the trip is confirmed?
You will be updated along throughout the process on confirmations. As soon as we hit the minimum ten people, the trip will be confirmed and you will be informed and invoiced accordingly. 

What if I want to stay longer on my own than February 17th?
We will arrange your flight accordingly!

Are meals included in this package?
No meals are included in the package options above.

If I have hotel points / rewards for the hotel we are staying at, can I save money and my trip cost be adjusted?
Yes, we will gladly accommodate if able. You will be responsible for booking your own reward travel. If staying at our accommodations, that would be great, but if staying elsewhere, you will likely be for your own ground transportation to and from events. Inquire within for specifics budget adjustment. 

If I have airline points / rewards for the flight, can I save money and my trip cost be adjusted?
Yes! You will be responsible for booking your own reward travel and your trip cost will be adjusted accordingly. Inquire within for specifics budget adjustment. 

What other trips does Simply A Fan have coming up?
Click on the following link to see all of the upcoming adventures – Trips

What else does Simply A Fan offer in addition to organizing trips?
We tell and share baseball stories! Click this link to find all sorts of stories from the stands – Stories

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