Monday, June 22, 2009

All-Star Game in Cincinnati in 2013?

This could be big news for the baseball fan in Cincinnati. The Cincinnati Reds have not hosted an All-Star game since Riverfront Stadium in hosted the summer classic in 1988. The All-Star Game is generally given to a city that features a new or historic stadium. The Cincinnati Reds opened Great American Ballpark in 2003, now 6 years ago, and had hoped to receive an all-star game bid thereafter. However, bigger cities are now opening even newer ballparks and the Reds have seemingly been passed over. I have received word that the Cincinnati Reds may be the frontrunners to host the 2013 All-Star Game in Great American Ballpark.

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.

3 comments:

SHU said...

I already wrote about this, you're killing me smalls....

http://nkysportsworld.blogspot.com/2009/04/cincinnati-reds-could-host-2013-major.html

Matt said...

Sold story...so good I guess i felt like writing about it again haha... Either way this is kinda news worthy again since the Civil Rights Games just happened

Adam said...

Just keep it moving, I liked it!