The recent Civil Rights Game in Cincinnati was used as an audition for the All-Star Game. It is my belief that this game catapulted GABP and the city of Cincinnati into the forefront. The civil rights game, activities, and headliners presented over the weekend were fantastic. The city, its stadium, and its fans were put on display and the Cincinnati Reds did a great job at making this event possible.
The 2010 All-Star game will be played at Angels Stadium in Anaheim and 2011 in Arizona. The Boston Redsox have asked to host the game in 2012 and the Mets were previously thought to be the frontrunners for the 2013 all-star game due to their new stadium which opened this year. In an interesting side note, the KC Royals have been promised an all-star game between 2011 and 2014.