BRIDGEWATER, NJ- The Somerset Patriots have rescheduled Fan Fest for Saturday, April 16th due to the weather forecast expected tomorrow.

Fan Fest will still take place from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm on April 16th.

"We decided to postpone the event a week so that our fans will be able to enjoy the experience of coming out to the ballpark without dealing with what is expected to be nastyweather," said Patrick McVerry, president and general manager.

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"For fans enjoyment and safety, it made sense to move the event back and be able to add a few extra perks such as having the entire team here to meet fans and have a Spring Training intrasquad game so fans can see the team getting ready for the season," he added.

Somerset Patriots Fan Fest is a FREE admission event and includes a chance for fans to meet and get autographs from baseball legend and the team’s manager emeritus Sparky Lyle, 2015 Atlantic League Manager of the Year Brett Jodie, and the entire 2016 Somerset Patriots roster.

The first 500 Kids in attendance will receive a Patriots Tote Bag. Fans will be able to participate in carnival games and activities, as well as be entertained by clowns, face painters, and Sparkee, Slider and General Admission. All kids will get to run the bases after the game.

Throughout Patriots Fan Fest, the team will provide an exclusive one-day only Opening Day Ticket Special for everyone in attendance. Fans that purchase tickets for Opening Day (Thursday, April 21st) will receive a second game for free.

Kids will be able to interview with Spearhead Staffing representatives for the chance to become the Somerset Patriots Kid CEO for the 2016 season, which will give one lucky kid a chance to work and learn all the different aspects of running a baseball team.

Fans can take tours of the Diamond Club and the Suites, which are available for group outings throughout the season. Fans will also be able to see the brand-new Birthday Suite, which will be completed for the upcoming season.

The Patriots Team Store will be open and feature championship apparel and new items for the 2016 season.

Various partner tables will be on site including TD Bank, AT&T, Branchburg Sports Complex, Operation Shoebox New Jersey, New York Life, Hidden Hollow Acres, and Horizon Services. Many more will be announced as the date draws near.

The Somerset Patriots won their Atlantic League leading sixth championship during the 2015 season. Tickets are now on-sale for the upcoming 2016 season and the schedule can be viewed at http://www.somersetpatriots.com. For more information or to purchase tickets for the 2016 season, stop by TD Bank Ballpark, call (908) 252-0700, or visit http://www.somersetpatriots.com.