Cincinnati Reds to host All-Star Game

February 1, 2013 by  

Commissioner Bud Selig announced late last month that the Cincinnati Reds will be hosting the All-Star Game in 2015 at the Great American Ball Park.

Not since 1988 has the city played host to the All-Star Game. The Reds also hosted the game in 1970. Both of those games took place at Riverfront Stadium. They have been attempting to be named as host again since the Great American Ball Park’s 2003 opening. Now it looks like they will have their chance.

Such large events as the All -Star Game coming to Cincinnati will mean extra business for many stores, restaurants, and other businesses in the city. Some businesses in the area will likely start planning early for this large attraction that will bring thousands of tourists and sports fans to the area. Many special promotions will likely be run at the time using banner printing, flyer printing, and other forms of advertising.

Selig pointed out with excitement that plans for the event would be different than the last time it was in Cincinnati. He said:

“The scale of our festivities is stunning.”

Selig added that activities would start on the Thursday before the game on Tuesday and will include the Home Run Derby and Fanfest, in which sports fans will be given the opportunity to see memorabilia and meet players.

This will be the fifth All-Star Game the Cincinnati Reds have hosted. Besides the two games at Riverfront Stadium, the team also hosted two games at Crosley Field. Those games were played in 1938 and 1953. This year’s will be in New York, while the 2014 game will be played in Minneapolis.