Padres, Marlins Likely To Host 2017 MLB All-Star Game
Padres and President of the club Mike Dee mentioned during the winter meetings that they wanted to host the MLB All-Star Game in San Diego by hopefully 2016. Looks like that might not happen, but, the Padres and Marlins are now leaders to host the 2017 All-Star Game per Bob Nightengale of USA Today.
The Padres made a huge impression this week by wooing all the MLB beat writers, other MLB personnel and have had great reviews about the city and the host hotel, Manchester Grand Hyatt. MLB Network was able to host a few shows via remote at the hotel over looking the beautiful skyline of downtown.
That would be just a preview of what impact it would have on the City of San Diego, estimates of a small investment of around $1.5 Million by the city could pay off to nearly $80 Million in tourist revenue for host San Diego.
Also, can’t forget about Petco Park as the Padres will have new upgrades to the ballpark including one of the largest scoreboards in MLB and other concession features.
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If visitors though being in San Diego was amazing during December, just wait until they are here for the midsummer classic in July 2017. Let’s just hope the Home Run Derby won’t be a snore like last years was.