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December 1, 2019

Hall of Fame Classic

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WHEN
May 22-25, 2020

WHERE
Cooperstown, New York
National Baseball Hall of Fame

GAME
Hall of Fame Classic

TRIP SUMMARY
The Hall of Fame Classic Weekend is an amazing baseball adventure for fans of all ages. This package includes four days of touring the Hall of Fame and walking the historic streets of the Cooperstown village. You can almost spend as much time in the shops on the streets as you can in the museum itself!

The first highlighted events are the Homerun Derby and the Cooperstown Classic game on Saturday afternoon where 30 former and recently retired major league players play seven innings at DoubleDay Field, The game is “coached by” six Hall of Famers who will be announced in March or April. In the past the Hall of Famers who have attended have included Ozzie Smith, Rollie Fingers, Alan Trammell, Goose Gossage, Bert Blyleven, Tim Raines, Trevor Hoffman and more. 

The second highlighted event is the Night at the Museum where only 250 tickets are available to the public for fans to tour the Hall of Fame, while visiting with and taking pictures with the six hall of famers who are in attendance! Tickets are extremely limited, but Simply A Fan will secure those the day they go on sale in early March. 

To read about the 2019 Hall of Classic Weekend, click here

Adventures with Simply A Fan are more than just a ballgame, but are designed to take all of the hassle of logistics off you the fan, creating opportunities for you to enjoy your trip in fellowship and community with others. Simply A Fan acts as the travel agent and tour guide, from all of the pre-trip logistics (airfare, hotel, ground transportation, game tickets, trip add-ons, daily itinerary) to execution of the trip itself.  

TRIP SCHEDULE
Friday, May 22nd
Morning – Arrive Albany, New York
Afternoon – Tour Baseball Hall of Fame, Walk Streets of Cooperstown

Saturday, May 23rd
Morning – Tour Baseball Hall of Fame, Walk Streets of Cooperstown
Afternoon – Cooperstown Classic Game
Evening – Night at the Museum

Sunday, May 24th
All Day – Tour Baseball Hall of Fame, Walk Streets of Cooperstown

Monday, May 25th
Afternoon – Albany
Evening – Arrive Home

ACCOMMODATIONS
Hampton Inn & Suites – Oneonta, New York (20 miles from Cooperstown)
Trip Advisor #1 of 10 hotels (1,393 reviews)
• Albany is nearest major airport, it is 74 miles from Cooperstown
• Cooperstown is 24 miles from from our hotel in Oneonta
• There are limited affordable accommodations in the village of Cooperstown

PACKAGE COST & DETAILS
Full package price range: $1,290 per person and includes the following:
roundtrip airfare from city of your choice into Albany, NY
3 nights hotel at the Hampton Inn & Suites (Oneonta) at a double occupancy rate.
ground transportation throughout the trip
 1 year membership to Baseball Hall of Fame with unlimited entry
ticket to Cooperstown Classic (Sat afternoon)
ticket to the Night at the Museum (Sat night)

a tour guide for your detailed trip itinerary including all the above plus NYC sightseeing add-ons
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an unforgettable baseball adventure!

BUDGET VARIABLES
Partial Package.
If you do not need the full package and need to a la carte portions, that is perfectly fine! We want as many people as possible for this adventure! So we can subtract your airfare, your hotel, etc…you name it, we will adjust the trip cost accordingly and gladly have you officially be part of our group!

Airfare. The cost of the airfare if based on a budget of $385 per person. Although Simply A Fan originates out of Nashville, people are welcome to join this adventure from any where and we will purchase your airfare from the city of your choice into Albany where you can meet up with our group. If you have airline points/rewards and would like to save cost, we can subtract the cost of airfare accordingly. 

Hotel Occupancy. Price is based on double occupancy. If you wish to have a single, triple or quadruple occupancy, please inquire within. If you have Hilton Honors points and would like to use them to stay at our same hotel in Oneonta, we can subtract your lodging cost and adjust your trip cost accordingly. 

Group Size. A minimum of 5 people are needed for this adventure to confirm. The goal is to reach that number by March 1st. If the group size is less than 5, the trip can still mobilize, but the trip cost adjusted slightly.

Deposits & Payments. Deposits are refundable if the trip minimum is not met and trip is not confirmed. Deposits and final payments are non-refundable if the trip is confirmed and you choose not to go. Deposits and payments are transferrable, aside from airline restrictions on name changes. 

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 once the trip is confirmed and final payment will be due April 1st. 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 the National Baseball Hall of Fame or Major League Baseball. 


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 and 2019 Simply A Fan organized and mobilized over 20 baseball and football trips there were comprised of over 500 people. 

Do I have to live in the Nashville area to take part in this adventure?
You do not have to live in Nashville or Middle Tennessee to join us on this trip or any adventure! You can either meet us in Nashville or meet us in Cincinnati and we will adjust your trip cost accordingly subtracting ground transportation. 

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 eight people, the trip will be confirmed and you will be informed and invoiced accordingly. 

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

If I have airline or 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. 

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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July 2018 – Cooperstown, NY

December 1, 2019

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